Monthly Archives: March 2012

Friday Fun California Style

While most of the 49ers came to California in search of gold, others soon learned what a fertile land it is and began farming. Many crops thrive in the rich soil of the Central Valley. Orchards are successful here, too. … Continue reading

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Romance Suits Me to a Tea

Fresh flowers. Fine China. Creative Flair. All were in evidence when I behind the beautiful settings prepared by the hostesses of the tables at my church’s Women’s Ministry Tea this past week. The talented ladies of Discovery Hills outdid themselves. … Continue reading

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Welcome Author Katie Ganshert

Fun. Friendly. Often found wearing a mega-watt smile. That’s Katie Ganshert for you. A former elementary school teacher, Katie is now a stay-at-home mom attempting to keep up with her three-year-old “wild-child” of a son. Katie, her handsome husband, their … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

One of the ways I create a period feel in my stories set in the Victorian era is to use dated terms as often as I can. They have richness and flavor. For example, doesn’t addlepated have far more personality … Continue reading

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Raining Romance

Sometimes my best romantic ideas are all wet. Such was the case last week. Literally. Knowing that St. Patrick’s Day fell on Saturday this year, one of the days Gwynly is able to join me when I hike my favorite … Continue reading

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Meet the Reviewers: Renee Chaw

I’m honored to feature Renee Chaw, aka Steeler Girl. She posts reviews at her fun site, Black ’n Gold Girl’s Book Spot. Last week she celebrated her blog’s third anniversary. Renee loves to read. No surprise there, right? She says … Continue reading

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Friday Fun Victorian Style

Fashions today change as quickly as gas prices–or so it seems. The Victorian women were no strangers to style fluctuations. I find it amazing how slow communication was but how rapidly a certain look could become replaced by another. Let’s … Continue reading

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