Pre-Orders for My Novel

Within two weeks, I will be taking pre-orders via this website for my novel, Empty Seats. Here’s the synopsis: Three strangers met by chance in 1972 with one thing in common: baseball. They had been star pitchers on the baseball teams in their respective home towns, and baseball is what brought them together to play for a…

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Ahhh…I really DO plan to publish this thing!

I know, I know…I’ve been talking about publishing a novel for how long now? I have worked with a brilliant editor, and now I think I actually have a publisher! Yes, indeed! Looking over the contract and moving forward. The cover looks great, thanks to the great artist/designer Carol Coogan, and I hope that you’ll…

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Progress on My Novel, “Empty Seats”

Just wanted to give everyone a progress report on my novel. It has a title: Empty Seats. A wonderful artist is developing the cover, and an incredible editor has shaped it into what I hope will be a good read. It’s the story of three baseball players trying to make it into Major League Baseball…

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A Novel

I admit it. I’m working on a novel. I have finished writing the first draft, and it’s in the editing process. It’s about three baseball players trying to make it into Major League Baseball in the early 1970s. Yes. Just what the world needs now. Another novel. Ah, well, at the rate I’m going, maybe…

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A legend in her own time–Pat Summitt

Back in the olden days of girls’ sports, we played a very different game of basketball. At first, we had six players, and only two from each team could cross the center line. The girls could only dribble the ball twice, then they had to pass it off to another player. Then it was expanded…

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My apologies

My apologies to all who might have seen a message about malware when trying to sign into this site. It has been taken care of, and new security measures have been added to this site. Thank you for your patience.

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If It Doesn’t Snow on Christmas

This year, it seems that we won’t have even a dusting of snow on Christmas. Here’s a song that Craig Werth and I recorded several years ago as part of a project called “Christmas as I See It.” It’s one of my favorite songs from my childhood. I first heard it from Gene Autry.

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Christmas 2014

Christmas 2014. This is the first time that I have not been working at least a full-time job at Christmas. Most of my life, I have worked multiple jobs–a full-time job and at least one part-time job. A couple of times, I’ve even worked two part-time jobs on top of my full-time job. I am…

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October Baseball

In less than an hour, the cry will come from the field: “Play ball!” But my team isn’t in the mix this year. So why should I care? Why DO I care? Is it because the Kansas City Royals–the team of my husband’s hometown, the one that my late father-in-law like so much when Brett…

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