Update: I have been doing a lot of reading and not too much writing lately. I’m on rewrites of my first draft of book #2, which will be titled Colin Garrison. It should be available on Amazon by late Dec.

It’s going slow. To be honest, I’m not entirely sure why. There could be a number of reasons.

In the interim, I am reading simply for pleasure and enjoying myself quite a bit. I love the genealogy detective books that have become so prevalent in the last few years. Not all are great reads but interesting nevertheless.

Some may remember that I started this blog writing about my own genealogy search. I still pursue my ancestors as often as I can and my tree has grown quite large. Still have a few brick walls to break through.

Back to writing. One of the problems I seem to have is writing at home. I have a dedicated space. I have time. I don’t work a regular job. I can shut off distractions. I’m just not sure why I write well almost anywhere but home. Too comfortable? Too familiar? Any ideas?

At the present, I don’t have a way to get anywhere, like the library, but I hope that might change soon. Taxis are expensive and public transportation is not desirable here, according to my daughter. To make a long story short, I have physical issues that keep me at home most of the time. It’s fine, except when I need to write. Lol

Anyway, wanted to check in and thank my new and old followers for hanging in there with me. I will keep blogging once or twice a week, when I think I have something worth saying. I’m not much of a talker, so it takes me a while at times to get my words from my head to the page in a conversational manner.

Hope all are well. Teresa





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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