I was excited to have my wait for The Reluctant Warrior come to an end. When I finished The Accidental Guardian I knew I wanted to read the rest of this series. Fortunately, the wait between stories was not too long. The saga of the Sierras continues with all my favorite characters […]
“These are like steak brownies!”
It is the strangest compliment I’ve ever gotten on my baking, but in some ways, one of the nicest.
I appreciate how from the very start I was pulled into the world of Mountain Home, Colorado, 1887. That is, after all, one of the reasons I read historical novels.
We’ve tried to locate the ancient split oak tree at least two different times. Each time we have wandered the trails, the overgrowth and destruction from previous hurricanes have prevented us from finding the correct path to get there. Yet we’ve been told (and seen the pictures) that the 200-year-old […]
“I fell off a stepladder and broke my right foot and fractured my left wrist. Can you come out and help us?” my mom requested. I am fortunate to have a job that can be done remotely and a boss who allows it on occasion so I flew out the […]
“Reclaimed water. Do not drink!” I’ve seen this warning in multiple municipal areas and when I do, I hesitate to even get close enough to get sprayed by the flow. We’ve had electronics that have needed to be repaired during their warranty period and each time have discovered that once […]
I’ve always had a fascination with the pioneers and the late 1800s. Perhaps it was from growing up in California and the camping trips we took all over the Southwest. The Indians (as we called them when I was younger) fascinated me as well. Western fiction, both in books and […]
Something was prowling around outside in the darkness. I could hear the sound of objects on the patio being shuffled around. Slowly and cautiously, I made my way to the French doors at the rear of our house, wanting to see who or what was out there. Once I was […]
I have worked in a male-dominated industry for the past couple of decades. It has always been a little obvious at the office but attending conferences made it abundantly clear that I was in the minority. I can remember one where there were a few thousand attendees, and I could […]
Shanna Hatfield’s Lightning & Lawmen is releasing today. Here is a sneak peak to tide you over until I can get my review out next Tuesday. Excerpt Afternoon sunshine illuminating the clear blue sky made her tip back her head to soak up the glorious rays spilling through a missing […]