him his mother’s affection.
Friday, November 30, 2012
him his mother’s affection.
Monday, November 26, 2012
“Did you get it?” Violet demanded as she joined her father in the small foyer of the Emerson home. She clapped her hands together and literally jumped up and down, her dark curls swirling around her face.
Fred scowled at her. “Of course I did. Do I usually walk in the door carrying huge garment bags?”
Violet giggled. “Daddy, I’m getting married tomorrow. Lighten up.”
Fred’s mouth turned down into a sour grimace. “Don’t remind me.”
Beth who’d arrived in time to hear the exchange laughed with her daughters. “Now, Fred, Matt’s going to be your son-in-law. You’ve got to be nice.”
Fred’s lip poked out, but he didn’t say anything. He didn’t have to. Everyone knew he was having a hard time giving Violet up.
“Let’s look at your dress,” Jessie cried.
Everyone trooped to the living room to look at the wedding dress. Violet’s hands almost shook in her eagerness to remove the garment bag. The bag hit the floor with a small noise that was obscured by Violet’s quick gasp. “This isn’t my dress!”
“Oh my goodness,” Beth exclaimed.
Everyone stared at the dress. Violet had picked a tailored dress with a form fitting bodice and skirt that showed off her curves to perfection. There were no sequins and lace to detract from her unusual violet-blue eyes. Matt her fiancé loved her eyes.
Violet clutched her throat. “It’s…it’s poufy!”
The dress had short sleeves and a fitted bodice studded with seed pearls on every available inch. The neckline plunged into a sharp v shape that went almost to the waist. A thin piece of net joined the two sides and kept them together. The skirt consisted of layer upon layer of fluffy white tulle that spread out like a cloud from the pearl bodice.
Fred’s eyes bulged as he stared at the plunging neckline. “That’s a disgrace,” he snapped.
And readers, that was just the beginning.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Now what could they be talking about?
Friday, November 23, 2012
Okay, let's talk fashion. Do you know about the ebay holiday collective?
Sunday, November 18, 2012
If you concentrate on what you don't have,
you will never, ever have enough."
1.I have a wonderful husband. He keeps telling me to change my profile and tell everyone we've been married for thirty nine years, not thirty four. He supports me in my writing as well as in other ways.
2.I've very grateful for my family and the fact that they all live near me. I don't want my sweet grandchildren to go too far away from Grandma.
3.I'm a writer. I always wanted to be, and now I am, and I have published books to prove it!
4.I'm thankful for falling snow, a crackling fire, the breeze blowing across the ocean, mountains stacked one behind the other as far as the eye can see, autumn leaves reflected in a crystal blue lake, a good book, chocolate, flying over Los Angeles at night, the internet where I’ve met some people I would never otherwise have known, my job, blue diamonds, my new ceiling fan, nice china, white Christmas trees, holiday music, crinkly packages, bird watching, the smell of baking bread, and so much more!
5.Last but not least I'm thankful for all of you fans and readers out there. It warms my heart to get an email from someone who liked my work. It's also a joy to hear that something I wrote warmed someone else's heart.
I don't have a Thanksgiving story, but would you like an excerpt from a Christmas story? Hope so because I've got one. This excerpt is from The Table in the Window, a short novella. First a blurb, then an excerpt.
Being dumped by your gorgeous fiance is bad enough no matter when it happens, but he did it at Christmas time! Marley thinks she'll never get over it, but Rob Travers disagrees. He sents out to win Maryley's heart, well aware that when she finds out about his past, she may turn her back on him forever.
In this excerpt, my hero's car hit black ice and slid off the road.
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Friday, November 16, 2012
The picture is from Wikimedia Commons.
Peplum skirts and dresses have been all the rage ever since the Duchess of Cambridge began wearing them, but now the trend is moving far beyond receptions and fancy nights out. For fall, peplums on coats and jackets are a key outerwear trend, giving even the most structured pieces a literal ruffle of femininity.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
About those dresses. They're all wedding dresses by Stella De Libro. I got the pictures at www.weddinginspirasi.com and the last dress at http://pinterest.com/aflowerstory/blushing-bride/.
Saturday, November 10, 2012
She had almost made it to her car when a hand with a grip of steel clamped down on her arm.
Friday, November 9, 2012
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
“My secret in exchange for yours.”
Beth will award a digital copy of "Through the Fire" to one commenter, a digital copy of "Red Bird's Song" to one commenter and a grand prize of a $25 Amazon GC to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour so follow her and comment often. Find her schedule at
Andy and I live in a mid century modern home, so while we were in Charleston we decided to find a few antique stores to see if we could find anything for our house. We ended up at Page's Thieves Market in Mt. Pleasant, SC. Mt. Pleasant and Charleston are back to back with each other. You wouldn't believe what fun we had! We meandered our way through their old building exclaiming over each and every thing we saw. One of the items that intrigued me most was a real wood stove. Before electricity people cooked on wood stoves, and this one was beautiful. We saw a few mid century pieces, but not anything we could use.
They had one room filled with china, jewelry, and knick knacks. This was where I found the rabbit. I paid the princely sum of a quarter for him. He isn't valuable, obviously, but I love the shape which fits so nicely in my hand. He'll be a great souvenir for me. Every time I look at him I'll be reminded of my and Andy's trip.
Here's a picture of the market and my blue rabbit. If you're down Charleston way, don't forget to stop by Page's Thieves Attic.