Category Archives: Books

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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Upcoming Release – No Time for Regrets

No Time for Regrets, my latest entry in the multi-author The No Brides Club Series, releases on May 1!  The book is a sweet romance novel set in New York City. When Samantha “Sam” Dennis’s life implodes, she flees her … Continue reading

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Growing up readers

A couple of months ago, I ventured to South Bend, Indiana, where I was visiting my daughter, Sarah, her husband, Ian, and their four boys: Liam, Cassian, Henry, and Freddie. The oldest boy is 8; the youngest is 2. And … Continue reading

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