I came to a part in my writing where I just couldn’t seem to go on. I tried the write every day approach but as of yet, it is not working for me.

So, I chose to do a lot of reading, which I do anyway and make notes on ideas that stand out to me. Also, words and sentences that resonate.

I think I thought I was on a time frame of some sort and then realized I have all the time I need. I would rather take a long time and write a good book than quickly put out something not so good.

In genealogical news:
I have a genealogist friend who will be picking up the slack for me on my family tree.
I am also meeting one of my aunts in Florida this month. She is a half sister to my mother. I am very much looking forward to getting to know her.

In the future, I will be posting more about writing and inspiration for writing. Not only because it helps me but because, maybe, I can inspire others.

I think I have covered the genealogical memories and DNA as much as I possibly can. There are a number of good books on the subject that do the topic more justice than I can. I will however, update with personal news when I have it.

Sorry I’ve been away for awhile. Been a rough few weeks health wise . Hopefully, will be back more often.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday season.


Hello. I am the author of the Historical Fiction novel called Mamie Garrison. It is a tale of slavery, abolition, romance and history, set in the years just prior to the Civil War. It is available on Kindle for .99 and also in paperback. Mamie Garrison has a dual storyline. The present day story involves Bella and Andrew finding Mamie's journals. Their story includes romance and paranormal aspects. Mamie's story follows her adventures as an abolitionist through her journals. There are some mysteries as well as an unusual background in Mamie's life. I have completed book two in my series. Colin Garrison, Book 2 of The Garrisons is available at Please see my Colin Garrison page under the menu option for a small sample of this new book. The third and final book in the series, Emily Garrison is now available. Please see above for link. I am 62 with one adult child and one grandchild. I have always enjoyed the written word and have been a voracious reader from my early youth. I am inspired by many authors in the historical fiction genre. I am also a lover of Russian literature, particularly Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. I find great inspiration for creating characters by looking at the ones these two authors have created. There is such a depth to them. I have written for most of my life in one form or another. I have dabbled in poetry and songwriting, and have more started novels than finished ones. In my free time, I like reading, history and travel. I am interested in genealogy and working on my family tree. I live in St Louis.

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