Joy and Hope, Books that Leave You Feeling Renewed

Have you ever met someone who just talking to them leaves you feeling so good that no matter what trials you might going through at the time their presence makes it all seem better? Their joy is so infectious, you walk away lighter, as if your burden has been lifted and everything is right in the world. Even if it is only temporary, the relief … Continue reading Joy and Hope, Books that Leave You Feeling Renewed

Confessions of a Perpetual Cheerleader

As we put the last dashes and dots on the 2015 Pamlico Writers Conference I explore my role within the group. I read several books written by the writers presenting at the conference, taking time to write reviews and give words of encouragement. On Twitter, Facebook and Amazon I cheered for my fellow authors, taking great joy from being a member of the team. This … Continue reading Confessions of a Perpetual Cheerleader

Happy Woman’s Day

International Woman’s Day Are you a feminist? No, I never considered myself a feminist. I am old fashioned, I believe in putting home and family first. I write romance, always dreaming of happily ever after. How could I be a feminist? I come from a long line of big shoulder broads, women who did what needed doing to survive, to make sure their families thrived. … Continue reading Happy Woman’s Day

Happy New Year

This has been a wonderful year not because I won the lottery or managed to get a book published, while I wish this were true I’m still happy with my life. We celebrated the birth of two new granddaughters: Trinity in January and Sophia in June, our beautiful princesses. I also gained two more grandchildren when my son Jason married a lovely woman with two … Continue reading Happy New Year

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes When I first started working for the Pamlico News it was just in time for the Viet Nam Veteran’s Homecoming in Charlotte, North Carolina. In preparations for attending the homecoming with my father-in-law, I did several interviews with veterans of the Viet Nam War. The men and women I spoke to were from every branch of service. They told stories that could make … Continue reading Unsung Heroes

A Woman of Distinction

My mother-in-law, Verna Hollister and I have not always seen eye to eye. She is a woman of strong passions and convictions, a woman of strength and courage, sometimes that strength can be overwhelming, sometimes it can be amazing. When a dear friend was diagnosed with cancer and began to lose her hair due to chemo and radiation, my mother-in-law decided she needed a show … Continue reading A Woman of Distinction