Travel back in time to 1870 San Francisco! Your summer dreams begin with Autumn Lady. http://www.simonandschuster.com/…/AnneMarie-D…/9781682992340 #PaintedLadies #SanFrancisco #TheBarbaryCoast #IrishImmigrants#BareKnuckleBoxing #Victorian #HistoricalRomance Synopsis: Mara McClain is a young Irish immigrant looking to begin anew in Victorian-era San Francisco, after the California Gold Rush. She struggles for both love and independence, as a budding businesswoman in … More Your Summer Dreams Begin with Autumn Lady.
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It’s summer reading time! I enjoy planning my reading list in early June. There is nothing better than a good book on a warm day by the beach. Please consider my latest novel, Autumn Lady, as a refreshing escape this season. It’s time to travel back in time to 1870 San Francisco. The Barbary Coast … More Autumn Lady: A Summer Read
Good morning, readers! I’ve been away from my blog for a few months. I’m happy to announce some very exciting news! My new novel, Autumn Lady, is now available to pre-order! Torrid Books will be officially releasing my book on May 9th, 2017. You can reserve your copy in advance. I’ve included some links to … More Autumn Lady
The story, Charlotte’s Web, will always be one of my favorite animal tales. As a child, I was immediately drawn to Wilbur’s plight. Pigs are raised for meat. It’s a simple fact. I’ve never been at peace with the idea. Sadly, current trends have caused a great demand for pork products. It’s America’s latest obsession. “Mmm….bacon.” I hear … More A Pig Named Charlotte
I recently enjoyed the pleasure of viewing the “Deep Blue Sea: String of Pearls” exhibition at the Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts. Happily, my friend, Sekio Fuapopo, was one of the amazing artists participating. I’d like to encourage everyone to visit. It truly is a profound journey of the spirit. Details can … More Deep Blue Sea: String of Pearls
I recently visited the beautiful state of Montana. It had been nearly six years since my last vacation. It was quite challenging finding someone willing to watch our large menagerie at home. Happily, an amazing family offered their services. Thank you, Amy, and your seven wonderful children, for making our vacation dreams a reality! So we … More The Traveling Sock Monkey Visits: Butte Montana!
I adopted my first duckling nearly twenty years ago. He was a downy angel, fitting quite easily in the palm of my hand. A salesperson, at my local feed store, explained that the little fellow was a Muscovy. He then went on to describe, in somewhat gory detail, how the peep would grow up to be … More Muscovies in the Mist
Chicks! The word always brings a smile to my face. Just look at those adorable babies! It’s quite an experience caring for these tiny nuggets. But it’s also a big commitment. Perhaps you’ve been considering starting your own backyard flock? The idea may conjure up fantasies about rising out of bed at the crack of … More Let’s talk about chicks…
Sunday mornings always make me feel nostalgic. Today I found myself reminiscing about my younger days in San Francisco. I was in my twenties, living in a one bedroom apartment, attending college, working a full-time job, and looking forward to the next X-Files episode. Mulder and Scully were my heroes. My two roommates were a … More A Tale of Two Kitties