imageI know I’ve been gone for awhile, but its been a productive time. I finished the first draft of book # 2 in my series, The Garrisons.

I also had a relaxing two weeks in the country. It was cathartic to be where wifi was not that easily available and there was no television. I think what I enjoyed the most was my six am cups of coffee on the screened porch, enjoying the woods and the sound of the river rushing below. I live in a big, noisy city, so the peacefulness was refreshing. I wrote as much in two weeks there, as I had done in months at home.

Now, I’m back and working on rewrites. I think I have the bones of a good book here. I’m hoping to be ready to publish by November or December.

I’m also anxiously awaiting my granddaughter’s birth, which should be Sunday or Monday sometime. The last nine months have flown by.

I will try to keep up with my blogging as best I can. I appreciate so much all my followers, old and new. I am grateful and humbled.

The picture above is just an idea I’ve been playing with for the cover of my next book. What do you think?



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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