A for Appalachians

A to Z challenge 2018 A sneak peek into The Before….is it a place or a time….is it all just a dream? ~excerpt from Marie’s Pledge: “Why have I never done this before? All my years of hiking and I’ve never explored the mountains closest to home.  Maybe it’s true we don’t get to know... Continue Reading →

A Wise Woman’s Words

There is a brokenness .. out of which comes the unbroken .. A shattered-ness .. out of which blooms the unshatterable.. There is a sorrow beyond grief.. which leads to joy .. and a fragility out of whose depths.. emerges strength .. There is a hollow space too vast for words.. through which we pass... Continue Reading →

Z is for Zoe Sharp

A blogger friend introduced me to Zoe Sharp five years ago. I went on to read her Charlie Fox series and thoroughly enjoyed them. Charlie is an interesting character in a high energy series of books. A couple of month's ago, same friend - thank you Judith - introduced me to a new character by... Continue Reading →

Y is for Yikes!

Yikes! I'm leaving on a trip to North America in FIVE days. (I keep telling people I'm pretty much directly south of Toronto. See?  I may be directionally challenged but I am right about this!  That felt good, because, ya know.....directionally challenged) YIKES, I'm leaving on a trip to North America in FIVE days.  I'm... Continue Reading →

S is for Sarah Potter

I've been following Sarah's blog for many years. Her blog, appropriately, is titled Sarah Potter Writes and write, she does. Sarah writes quirky novels, speculative flash fiction, haiku and tanka. One of her books is sitting in my TBR (to be read) pile right now. Sarah will tell you "Whatever I blog about, my aim... Continue Reading →

L is for laudable

I am a huge fan of WordPress for their ease of creating a new blog, having it look the way you like and also for how easy and quick it is for readers to comment. You would think doing the A to Z Challenge would be difficult.  How to find 26 writers to feature?  The... Continue Reading →

J is for Judith Baxter

One of the first things I checked on, when moving down to Ecuador, was the distance between Cuenca and Wellington. New Zealand, that is.  Those of you who know where this is going, can stop laughing. Right now! My friend Judith lives there and, in my geographically challenged mind, I just knew that it would... Continue Reading →

I am a writer!

I am a writer. When taxi drivers, here in Cuenca, ask me: “Estás jubilado?” (isn’t that a marvelous word for retired?), I respond: “soy un escritor.” I am a writer. I have been writing since I left home at 14. Before that, I had no privacy and no awareness, really, of how vital it was... Continue Reading →

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