The Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton The Journey Continues- Journeys of the Fortune Seekers is an historical fiction series of Four books, following the journeys through life of four families. Discover the challenges, hopes, fears they face. Uncover motivations and nuances which rob themContinue reading “The Journey Begins”

Secrets- The Introduction

I sought to follow my family’s examples to live a happy life as a girl. This ambition meant understanding the guiding principles as stipulated in The Good Book. We believed in moderation in everything, of being charitable, keeping the faith, having hope and trusting in our God in all things, and doing good works asContinue reading “Secrets- The Introduction”

The Road to Remembering

The Road to Remembering: How Do You Recall Accurate Memories for Your Memoir by Mary Carroll Moore- author, artist and teacher. My writing is fictional history based upon research of my family beginning the mid 1860s. It’s not actually memoir, but memories, places and events play a huge role in the story line. Books threeContinue reading “The Road to Remembering”

Why bad things sometimes make good stories

Once again I am indebted to blogger, artist and writer- Mary Carroll Moore for her recent post – Why Bad Decisions Sometimes Make Good Stories I have been stuck in a place where I haven’t felt inspired to move book 4 of my historic fiction series to its conclusion. But, after reading Mary’s blog, IContinue reading “Why bad things sometimes make good stories”

Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personl

Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personal a blog by author, artist and teacher, Mary Carroll Moore I’ve always loved this quote by Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild: “The most powerful strand in memoir is not expressing your originality. It’s tapping in to your universality.” That’s confused a lot ofContinue reading “Memoir’s Primary Argument: Making Sure Your Memoir is Universal, Not Just Personl”

Acid loving plants

My hydrangea plants are budding, and it is time to feed them acid plant food, ensuring I have deep blue flowers. Our soil here is peat and tends to favour acid loving plants. I feed the strawberries and blueberries as well, as one more month and we will have spring where I live . TheContinue reading “Acid loving plants”

Yahoo! Almost there…

Self publishing a book is like training for a marathon. The brain goes into overload as the steps ahead are accessed and implemented. The book is written, and editing completed. The dramatic, colourful cover is awaiting the publishing stage. Now it’s up to me to begin the marathon task of submitting them using the formatContinue reading “Yahoo! Almost there…”