Monthly Archives: November 2014

Cooking with kitties: Mason Jar Portable Pumpkin Bread

GRANNA LUCIE WAS  not a cook. If the heavenly, delicious scent of fried chicken wafted out of the kitchen, you could be sure it was my grandpa in there, manning the skillet. But oh, that woman could bake. Some of … Continue reading

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Who are you and why are you interesting? *The question that changed my life

ABOUT A YEAR before my first book, Scoop, was published, my editor called me at the crack of 8 o’clock to ask me a question that froze the marrow in my bones, and ultimately, changed my life: Who are you … Continue reading

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If you really loved me you’d run my errands–how I fell in love with Tom Logan

THE THUNDER STORMS last night got all the varmints riled up, and it’s been fun to romp around in a soggy yard. There’s nothing like the smell of fresh-washed grass and wet dogs, and that’s probably a good thing. And … Continue reading

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Non-dog & kitty people probably weren’t raised properly…

I KNOW THERE are folks who don’t understand my ridiculous love of animals. And that’s okay. For the most part, I consider the source and realize they probably weren’t raised properly. Animals are important to me. And my life would … Continue reading

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Because dinner with my family may cause irreparable damage…

5-STAR REVIEWED MacKinnon Christmas is up today on Amazon for .99 cents, and there’s talk of making it into a movie. Get it today, and proceeds help a local family in need! In the mean time, I’m writing. I really … Continue reading

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Some days you eat the bears, and some days the bears eat you–it’s best to stop slathering yourself in peanut butter…

THE COLONEL USED to say, “Some days you eat the bears, and some days the bears eat you,” and he was right. Except that you probably wouldn’t have to deal with bears at all if you stayed out of their … Continue reading

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I have a hard time with holidays. And winter. And Labrador retrievers…

SOMETHING ABOUT WINTER presses on my heart like a big, wet, gray Brillo pad…scratchy and unpleasant. I know that winter is the time when Mother Earth takes a break–a well-needed rest after the excruciating explosion of energy expended throughout the … Continue reading

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