My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose." ~Martyred missionary Jim Elliot
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I would love to decorate and manage a bed and breakfast. But only if I could afford to have a cleaning staff. It's the talking to interesting people, and baking yummy breakfast fare that appeal to me about that dream.
Q. What is your greatest achievement?
A. My children. Not that I can take any credit for the amazing people they have become, but I think anyone who meets them can't help but say we did a few things right.
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading. But I also love working in our flower gardens with my husband.
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. I would love to be bilingual. I think having a second or third language at my bidding would open up the world in amazing ways.
January 24, 2011While I love to read historical novels, I've only written one, a novella. (Had it been a full-length historical, I'd still be asking for extensions on my deadline!) The only thing that experience accomplished was to convince me I'd best stick to writing contemporary. Why? Oh, let me count the ways...
My first sentence of my first draft of "Circle of Blessings"––set in 1864 in the Dakota Territory––read something like this:
Heather Bradford grabbed her handbag from the credenza in the parlor and stepped out onto the back deck, panning the horizon.
My fingers paused on the keyboard. Was a purse actually... see more
July 26, 2010Book: Cold Sassy Tree by Olive Ann Burns
Movie: Children of a Lesser God
TV series: Without a Trace
Coffee drink: White Chocolate Mocha
Candy: Coffee Nips or Gobstoppers
Snack: Kettle corn
Game: Mexican Train Dominoes