Monday, September 30, 2019



Love week is the entire week leading up to today. There's been a whole week to show LOVE!

When I was little, probably six or so, my Dad and I would go to the park in Boulder CO while we waited for time to pick up my sister from the girls' ranch where she was spending some 'learning' time. 

Keep in mind, this was in 1967. The generation of PEACE  & LOVE  My plan was to grow up to be a flower child. I wanted to be one of those girls in the park all smiles and serene making hair adornments from flowers and sharing with people who walked by. 

Spread love today. Doing one small thing for someone could change their whole day... or even perspective on human nature.

Hold a door
Pay for coffee/ soda/
Put together a 'treat' bag for that panhandler you try not to look at every day

What will you do to make a difference? 

Friday, September 27, 2019

PHOTO FRIDAY - Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

I remember having the discussions in school about HIV/ AIDS. That was a pretty scary topic. Sadly, while we embrace people, we still don't talk about the struggles they go through to love someone.. regardless of gender.

If  you know someone who is gay, please ask if they've been tested lately. Be a friend. Be the friend you would want them to be for you.

Then go find a really good M/M romance to read.

Thursday, September 26, 2019


Today is National Pancake Day. Since it's also my birthday, I'll have a short stack of pancakes and maybe some bacon for my  breakfast before my sister and brother-in-law arrive for a 4-day fun packed weekend of crafting (well, at least for my sister. Steve is in charge of the remote and a recliner)

My daughter, Sue, also celebrates a birthday today.

When she was pre-teen, her bedroom was across the hall from the sun room where I had my office. She told me once she found the tapping of the keys on the IBM Selectra soothing to fall asleep to.

There are days I miss that electric typerwriter. I have a manual I still use for typing up words/ phrases for my junk journals but nothing beats that soft touch of the IBM Selectra.

What do you use when you write?

Wednesday, September 25, 2019


Today is national Research Administrator Day

If you spend hours researching your own projects or for someone else, take a coffee break! However, if someone does research for you, treat them today to a few minutes off. Though I have to say, I think most people in this job love research and they are very good at what they do. 

I love research, though I have to admit having Alice In Wonderland syndrome. One nugget leads to another and I just keep going.

The thing we have to remember is while we won't use all of those uncovered nuggets, their essence can still add to our story. 

Do you enjoy research? What's the most interesting fact you've uncovered?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019


Are you registered to vote? To day is Voter Registration Day. 

Until last week I'd never registered to vote. I didn't know anything about the process. There's still a lot I don't know but I'm willing to learn.  What I do know is that I can no longer take the position of my late father. He believed that it didn't matter. They were going to put into office who they wanted anyway.

I have decided I can not stand by and let the rest of the country decide what is best for me... for my family... for future generations.

Of course, I'm not standing on a soapbox here. I also have a great read for you.  This book came out a couple of years ago... in time for the Presidential election. If  you like humor, you'll love...

W. T. Fallon has an interesting sense of humor. Quirky? Snarky? Hmmm yeah.. that about covers it.
You'll find Fail to the Chief on Amazon and through her publisher, Oghma Creative

You can follow W.T. Fallon on the following social media avenues:

Monday, September 23, 2019


I fell off the earth in April. I came to a realization. As an indie author I don't have to stick to a plan. While that would be the perfect world I want to live in, reality has other plans.

First, I figured out last minute that there was no way Book 2 - An Ozark Soldier's Homecoming just was NOT going to happen. I wanted that book released either for Memorial Day or for July 4th. With the  upcoming summer-long visit from our grandgirls, that wasn't going to work.

My next thought was to make that Book 3 and start Book 2. But again, writing with the girls here wasn't going to happen. They weren't coming from three states for grandma to spend her time at the computer. I'm a strong believer in Family First and why my books are sporadic both in creation and release.

With that in mind, I put both books aside ...

... until now.

I am so ready to tell the Korean veteran's story.  I've connected with a family member of my inspiration soldier, Cpl. Donald Matney. Tom has provided me with documents and is great about answering questions regarding what he and his wife (Donald's aunt) have gone through in bringing their young service man home.

There are all types of romance. You don't have to agree with me... that's what makes our country so great. That said, I am a strong believer in 'we can't help who we love'.  I don't believe it's about being gay, lesbian, bi, what ever. Each of us has a heart that connects to someone on a deeper level than friendship. 

There are some great (and some not-so-great) romances written. Do you have a favorite author you think does this sub-genre of romance well? Maybe it's you? I'd love to hear from you. 

In the mean time, I have a M/F love story needing my attention.