Fresh as a Daisy

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“If the English language made any sense, lackadaisical would have something to do with a lack of flowers.” ~Doug Larson No shortage of those daisies around here! I’m talking about ox-eye daisies like these that jump up all over the place to cheer up a field or a roadside ditch. They are sometimes called field daisies, common daisies, dog daisies …

Angel Sister – Kate Meets Lorena

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“Like a Kentucky summer, Angel Sister starts slow and easy but by the end, roars along, leaving the reader breathless and wanting more.” (Lauraine Snelling, author of the Red River series and Daughters of Blessing series) I sent out a newsletter last week about Angel Sister since that first Rosey Corner book in on special e-book sale until the end …

The End Holds Hands with The Beginning

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“The beginning and the end reach out their hands to each other.” (Chinese Proverb) One more time I have written those two oftentimes elusive words. The end. I’m not sure I’ve written the right words before those two necessary words, but as the King suggests in the quote below, I stopped. “Begin at the beginning,”, the King said, very gravely, …

Swinging Bridges and Granny Em

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I just finished doing the final edits on my upcoming historical novel, These Healing Hills, set in the Appalachian Mountains in 1946 with the background history about the Frontier Nursing Center. My character, Francine Howard, comes to the mountains to train as a nurse/midwife at the Midwifery School in Hyden, Kentucky. She has to learn mountain ways and get to …

Q & A Time Again

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An expert knows all the answers – if you ask the right questions. …Levi Strauss I don’t presume to know all the answers because I’m no expert at anything. That might be a fun question to ask yourself. What are you an expert at doing? Hmm, none of you asked me that question, but it is tickling my imagination. I’d …

The Queen of Cold Blooded Tales

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I met Lonnie and Roberta Simpson Brown at a book event many, many years ago. And then at more book events as the years went by. The more I got to talk to them, the more I liked them. That’s the way it is with everybody who knows them. Everybody loves Roberta and Lonnie. Now just to look at her …

Earth Day

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The earth is what we all have in common. (Wendell Berry) Earth Day April 22 is the day designated as an unofficial environmental holiday since 1970. And that day was last Saturday. We have days for everything now. For example, I went on the net and found that yesterday, Sunday the 23rd, was Lost Dog Awareness Day. You probably think …