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 …

Growing Up on the Farm

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The last couple of weeks I’ve invited you readers to ask questions about my books, writing, or whatever. I answered most of the questions about writing last week on Wednesday. Hop back a couple of posts if you missed them. And if you’ve got more questions, I might be able to come up with more answers.   Emily threw in …

Wildflower Weekend

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A busy time here at the farm for Easter weekend. While all the family didn’t get to come, some of them did. My daughter and her husband and their German shepherd went wildflower hunting with me on Saturday morning. Actually my son-in-law was more into searching for fossils. So we found flowers blooming now and looked for evidence of long …

Questions, We Get Questions

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I asked for more questions and got some. Emily came up with varied ones. So here goes. Q 1 – Do you have any funny stories about raising chickens when you were growing up? I could come up with lots of chicken stories. Not sure how funny any of them would be. I did have a pet bantam rooster that …