WONDERFUL NEW ORACLE CARDS!

  CLICK HERE FOR THE PORTAL! Yesterday I received a set of Pennie McCracken’s oracle cards, something I was very much looking forward to. Pennie had done a reading for me using her cards, off of her website (click above there for a look at a fabulous website) and I had to order a set […]

THE JOY of WRITING

Just finished the  almost-final edit of my latest novel, The Boy Scout. As I completed the last read of this very challenging book, a book about human trafficking, a book that made me cry and laugh many times through the process, and left me in a wallow of tears last night as I finished the […]

DON’T YOU KNOW…THAT I’VE FALLEN IN LOVE WITH YOU…who can resist these words?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8DYhhSDNRc Here’s one of my life’s favourite songs…forgot about this song for years and years. Last night as I was putting away the clean laundry, the words “Don’t You Know” flashed into my brain and I started to sing this wonderful song. My poor dog had to listen to it for about three hours before […]

PRESSURE MAKES DIAMONDS…OR NOT…

Sometimes, we need to buckle down and word harder and smarter. But sometimes, we need to stretch out in a favourite chair and lie back and let ourselves fall asleep for an hour or so. Really. In the middle of the day even. There comes a time when we measure the hardship of pushing our […]

THE ANGEL OF TINY PAWS AND MIGHTY PRAYERS

tHIS IS THE FINAL CHAPTER OF MY BIOGRAPHY, BLESS THE STORM. To read other chapters of the book, go to: www. gentlenurse.wordpress.com where you will find the chapters among other blog posts as well. ________________________ I was out of the little blue house at last! I took the dog to a friend’s house for the […]

IS WRITING ADDICTIVE?

As my second novella, SACRED TRUST, moves toward the printer now, a frisson of anxiety is buzzing around my brain. I have planned to take a few weeks off from writing to practice a little oil painting, which I’ve totally neglected while dealing with my first two books since last September when PAGAN FLAMES was […]

LOST: ONE HEART, HARDLY USED AT ALL, IN GOOD CONDITION…

The advantage of falling out of love is that, given a little healing time, a new-found Love is always just around the corner. Hope springs eternal. This is what keeps Romance Authors in business. We never stop believing that the next one will be The One. At the grand age of 71, I have many […]

HOW TO KEEP WRITING WHEN THE STORY FIGHTS BACK

Found this great summary of a writing problem on Tumblr. Anyone who has tried to write even one complete 40,000 word story understands how this feels. And when you just…CUT THE SUCKER RIGHT OUT! DELETE IT!…oh, the sweet relief. And you can then carry on writing. The door swings open once more.