Category Archives: Books

For Love of Calvin & Hobbes

This past Christmas my daughter, her husband, and four sons all isolated themselves for two weeks so that they could visit us safely for the holiday. Thankfully, no one got sick in that time. It was still a more restrained … Continue reading

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Goals and Ideas for 2021

I no longer make resolutions for a new year. After many years I’ve realized they never go anywhere and are generally forgotten with a few weeks. Instead I set goals for myself, and I try to make them goals I … Continue reading

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New York Public Library

The New York Public Library holds a special place in my heart. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I spent several days while at home one summer from university doing research there for an important history project. That meant … Continue reading

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Reading Stories

A few more pictures from the grandsons’ recent visit. The boys love stories, whether someone else is reading to them or they’re reading themselves. The oldest, 8, is an accomplished reader, the 7-year-old does pretty well, though he lacks confidence … Continue reading

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Now Available in Paperback!

When Samantha “Sam” Dennis’s life implodes, she flees her hometown for a fresh start in New York City. Her cousin Julie helps her get settled and introduces her to her friends in the No Brides Club—other women who’ve sworn off … Continue reading

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COVID 19 anthology

I’m part of a group of local writers who have gotten together as Piedmont Authors Network. We had several projects in process right before the pandemic hit and lockdown became the norm. Some of those projects have had to be … Continue reading

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Central Park

Central Park was designed by landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted and architect/landscape designer Calvert Vaux in the late 19th century. In many ways it’s one of the most surprising and delightful features of Manhattan. More than just stretches of grass … Continue reading

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Fifth Avenue

To experience the heart and the essence of New York City, you want to walk Fifth Avenue from its origin at Washington Square Park northward through Harlem all the way to the Harlem River that marks the northern border of … Continue reading

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The American Museum of Natural History

Doing research for my book No Time for Regrets, I made virtual visits to several places I remember well from actual visits in my childhood and later as a young adult. One of the first places my characters visit is … Continue reading

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The New York setting for my No Brides Club books

No Time for Regrets has released in ebook.  A print version will be coming soon. The book is set entirely in New York City and its suburbs, which makes it another trip down into the memory banks for me. I … Continue reading

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