ALL ABOARD!!! for the next stop on the indieBRAG Christmas Bloghop – Christmas in Ancient Rome

IndieBRAG excerpt from Vows of Revenge recipient of the Indiebrag Medallion “This is lovely, Aelia.” The sound of pride in her father’s voice brought tears to Aelia’s eyes. Her father set the deep garnet colored wool tunic and matching pallium aside and drew the leather belt inlaid with garnets into view. He stood and tied […]

work in progress

 Writing is a craft. An Art. A very serious frustration. But I love it. I can’t begin to tell you how much I have learned. But I’ll try. Often I have compared it to hiking Vesuvius barefoot. And the curves, hills and valleys.     It’s not so much anymore about just writing a story. […]

A gift to the January born….

Winter Gems January February March * “By her in January born, No gem save Garnets should be worn. They will ensure her constancy True friendship and fidelity.” (Walker) January birthstones- Garnet and Rose Quartz Garnet-Who would want to leave home without this jewel? Noah certainly didn’t. He was said to have used a large Garnet […]

Christmas Chow

If people love one thing best, it’s gotta be eating. Well, we’ve been doing it for quite some time. And I have to say, we’ve gotten pretty darn good at it.  I think you would agree that throughout history, mankind has enjoyed getting together and eating, laughing and celebrating about anything with food. Maybe because […]

Tis the Season to…

Tis the season to be jolly and decorate with evergreen, candles, and flowers. A time to invite friends over and give gifts. Eat together, sing, laugh, and enjoy life. Yes. This sounds like Christmas time. However, that was also a how Romans celebrated Saturnalia. They loved to party–any excuse would do. They loved to decorate […]

Learning is hard

And I’m not there yet.  Making book/story videos is NOT simple. I put it on the level of climbing Mt Everest. I still have so much more to learn. Writing is like that too. Well Life is. So I’m sharing my first video I made on my short story The Chrysalis, (companion short to Red […]