If all goes according to plan, I will be publishing my fifth book, Creatures and Critters: Who's in My Garden, next Tuesday, March 17th. I'm excited to share this book with those who have enjoyed my trilogy of gardening humor. Whereas the essays in the trilogy are based on a lot of the material found on my blog, May Dreams Gardens, the critters book contains new essays not previously published online. As with the other books, though, you'll find some information that might be helpful if … [Read more...] about It’s almost here!
I like to read self-help books in between fiction books. Or maybe I read fiction books in between self-help books? Either way, I read all books with a full helping of gardening books. Right now, I find myself in the self-help phase of my reading with Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make Room for Happiness by Gretchen Rubin loaded on my Kindle. Even without this book to guide me, I've been cleaning up and decluttering since the beginning of the year, starting with books. I … [Read more...] about The Older It is
For my sister’s recent milestone birthday, her sons and daughters-in-law bought her a pottery workshop for up to ten people at Fountain Square Clay Center. I was thrilled to accept the invitation to join in! I had visions of creating a lovely piece of pottery to use for bonsai or a small houseplant. Maybe I would make a vase to keep by the kitchen sink to hold a few of the ever-changing flowers of the day from my garden? The evening of the party arrived and we all gathered … [Read more...] about Lessons from a Blob of Clay
Would you like to see the cover of my fifth book, due out late winter/early spring 2020? Here it is! I'll have more to say about the cover in the next few weeks as I work on officially launching my book and making it available for ordering. In the meantime, you saw it here first. Tell your friends. … [Read more...] about We have a cover
I credit my ability to sit down and actually write my first book, and my second, third, and fourth books, with having a dedicated writing desk. I remember attending the GardenComm annual meeting back in 2016 and having friends there tell me, "You can write a book." But somehow I couldn't imagine myself sitting on my couch with my Macbook on my lap, writing a book. But while I was at that meeting, I got a text from my niece asking if I wanted my mom's old desk. It was actually a group … [Read more...] about It’s the desk!
Hello, again! In the spirit of the forgotten holiday, Thanksgiving, I wanted to write this short blog post to let you all know I am here, I am writing, and I am grateful. I am grateful to those who have purchased and read my books and either recommended them to others or passed along their copy for someone else to read. I am grateful for my fellow authors and bloggers who have featured one or more of my books in a review or article in various publications. Getting the word out about … [Read more...] about I am thankful this Thanksgiving