Archive for September, 2013


Wonder why there haven’t been many postings lately?

Well, besides breaking to enjoy the last days of summer in the UP, I’ve been wrapping

up Book Two of the Mackinac Trilogy.  “Witnessed – Measures of Love” is

now in final edit and should be available soon. Here is a sneak peek at the cover art.

Witnessed COVER

Witnessed Back Cover

If you’d like to see the beginnings of the cover for Book Three, let me know.

I don’t have the model shots yet to Photo Shop into it, but the background shot

and title and sub-title are ready. Oh yes, and I have to finish writing the book.

Seven chapters so far and, as you know, I like to write while flying to distract me from

the fact that I am in a little metal capsule high above the clouds, trusting pilots I know nothing about.

And I am flying soon! Always great to write when fear is present and emotions are high.

Adds that extra verve to the novel!

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This past August the inaugural Grand Garden Show was held on Mackinac Island. It featured expert gardening presentations, private garden tours, and cocktail celebrations. Proven Winners flower company and the Grand Hotel sponsored the event. Was it because of the tour or the extraordinary climate of the island that the gardens this August looked particularly gorgeous? Tawny’s grandmother is a master gardener and Chief always remembers to compliment her gardens. But in Book Two – one character’s reaction exposes his true personality.

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West Bluff Garden

Steamboat Style Home

This West Bluff home is built in the Steamboat Style.

West Bluff

Dazzling Display!

Author's deck

On the author’s deck in the UP.

This is located right near the hummingbird feeder.

And, this weekend, the female, who is dominating the feeder and fighting off all interlopers,

decided it was easier to guard it from the nearby flowers. See her?

Our hummingbird

This and the next shot were taken through a screened window.

She loved sitting on that tender tendril, even in the wind!

Hummingbird through screened window