Hi there.  I’ve returned. 

I spent months going all the way round Robin Hood’s barn,  or something like  that, to end up back where I started.  That’s an old country saying my country boy husband said to me a long time ago, by the way. 

I started to rewrite my novel at least 2 times. I mean totally started over.  Then, I realized I was telling one story about the same person but at two different times in her life.  I know it sounds ridiculous that I did not see this, but I think I was possibly looking too close? 

I stepped back. Took a deep breath. Went back to my first draft, which thankfully still existed.  

I am now in the process of incorporating both stories into one. I am doing more research. I am looking for the link to join the two different periods of this characters life. I’m pretty sure I have it. 

It’s been a rough few months for me. Thanks for your patience while I’ve been gone.  Your taking the time to read my blog means the world to me.  If I take off again, I’ll be back. 

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 Amazon.com/dp/B0759MYN81. 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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