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pregnant with my 2nd child I decided to try
my hand at writing. 21 years later I’m still doing what I love. I’ve been
married to the love of my life for 29 years. We have two wonderful boys who
have grown into remarkable young men and have found beautiful soulmates. I have
been blessed with my first grandbaby and he keeps us all on our toes and fills
our days with laughter.
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purchase my books.
Please share a little bit about your
book is centered around our cabin. It’s such a beautiful place in the summer
and fall. Our family has had such fun there that I wanted to create these
stories where I have so many wonderful memories.
What inspired you to write this book?
many times, I’ve read books and thought man I would have done it this way or
that way. I decided to write for me. I write what I like and hope that others
Excerpt from Living in Shadows:
moved to stand behind her. “Come on, Jilly; give me a chance to prove I’m not
the poacher you think I am.” Jilly sighed, tired of fighting for everything and
everyone, tired of being alone. Sable lived with her but she seldom left her
bedroom. It might be nice to have a conversation with someone else and Dylan
was right they did share a lot of the same interests. “Okay, dinner and a
movie. I have to work at the bait shop until seven. I’ll meet you at my place
after I close.” she conceded and climbed onto the bench seat of her truck; the
slamming of the door echoed in the now quiet back road. “Great, I’ll see you
then.” Dylan looked to make sure her back was turned before fisting his hand
and bringing his knee up “yes!” he mouthed while doing a little victory dance.
Jimmy watched the whole thing from the tailgate of his pickup and smiled before
lifting another chip to his mouth. “Later, Jilly.” he waved as she pulled away.
Jilly winked as she threw a treat out the window which Jimmy caught one handed.
“See that the old girl gets that, will ya?” Jimmy laughed and saluted her with
his pop can. “You’re a trial, Jilly. You’ll drive him nuts,” he said to himself
as she was already flying down the road with the dust trailing behind her. He
tipped the can to his mouth and swallowed the last drops of the cola. All was
good; Dylan needed someone special in his life and he’d always had feelings for
Jilly. Things were about to get very interesting. He dusted the crumbs from his
Levis and jumped off the tailgate of the old pick-up and rubbed his hands
together. Let the fireworks begin.
bowed his head. “I apologize for Becca’s action. She won’t bother you again.
You have my word.” He looked toward Sable and took a small step. The wolf
whined and curled herself into a tighter ball. Marcus hesitated and shook his
head. For a moment he slumped, mixed emotions crossed his face, then he took a
deep breath and squared his shoulders. “I’m truly sorry.” He turned and walked
proudly out the door. “Man, is he cute,” Carrie uttered, her hand on her chest.
“Isn’t he the guy that protects the wolves north of here?” Jimmy stepped
forward. “Don’t even think it, young lady.” “He’s way too old for you,” Dylan
and Jilly said simultaneously. Carrie laughed. “Cool it you guys. I just said
the guy was hot. Don’t have a cow.” She put her hands on her hips. “I’m not a
baby.” Jimmy watched the door. “What was that all about?” Dylan shook his head.
“I have no idea but, girls, I want to personally apologize for all mankind if
that’s the way you feel after a man gives you the once over.” He shook his body
and brushed his hands down the front of his shirt. “I feel unclean.” Jilly
walked over and gave his face a slight pat, lightly tweaking his dimple.
“Relax, big boy. It’s me she was trying to get a rise out of, although you are
pretty darn cute.” she winked. “Thanks, darlin’.” He gave her a quick peck on
the lips. “I have something for you,” he whispered and reached into the front
pocket of his jeans. “Turn around.” He gently pushed on her shoulder to turn
her back to his front. He lifted her hair as he slipped the chain around her
neck and fastened the clasp in back. “I know it can’t replace your friend, but
I thought it would be a nice memory of her.” Jilly fingered the small charm and
turned to face Dylan. “Thank you so much, Dylan.” Tears slipped down her cheeks
and she swallowed the lump in her throat. The replica was of a mother bear with
a small cub sitting beside her. “I’ll treasure it.” She reached up and wrapped
her arms around his neck, her tears falling on the bare skin of his neck. Dylan
gently rubbed her back. “And I’ll treasure you darlin’.”
What exciting story are you working on
currently have 3 books waiting on the back burner. Zeus’s Redemption is a YA
book about a dog I just rescued. I’m hoping to make it entertaining but yet get
the word out how truly important and life changing Rescues are to these
animals. My goal with these young adult books is to get kids interested in
reading. Also, I’m working on a Historical Romance set in Scotland and another
book in The Finding Love Out Of Tragedy Series set during the 9/11 attack.
When did you first consider yourself a
I’m still working on that. LOL! Seriously I began writing 21 years ago when I
was pregnant with my 2nd child. We had just bought a computer, I had
time on my hands and stayed up into the wee hours of the morning. I
self-published my first book. I wrote it for myself. It was eventually picked
up by my publisher and the rest is history.
Do you write full-time? If so, what’s
your work day like? If not, what do you do other than write and how do you find
time to write?
writing has always been part time as I worked full time. And as many of you
know you can’t not force the words to come. If your muse wants to be fickle no
amount of arguing is going to get her to work with you. I now am so very lucky
as I work from home part time so can spend more hours writing. But I have a
very bad habit of reading other Author’s wonderful work instead of working on
What would you say is your interesting
of my books are hand written. I just cannot sit at a computer and write.
Staring at the blank screen my mind is the same so I sit curled up with a
notebook and pen to see where my characters will lead me.
As a child, what did you want to be when
you grew up?
truck driver. LOL! Which is so funny to me now because I’m a complete home body
plus I hate to drive.
Anything additional you want to share
with the readers?
really want to Thank John DeSalvo for agreeing to be on my cover, Paul Sampson
for telling him to check his mail and Lynn Hubbard for doing such a remarkable
job. I am truly blessed.
Thank you for being a guest on my blog!