Monday, September 26, 2011


Went to visit a relative yesterday and saw this neat old mill near Fayetteville. It was built in the early 1800s, about a mile from the Creek Indian/State of Georgia border.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


My guy and I went to visit relatives in Birmingham and Cropwell, Alabama. We drove through hard rain amid lots of eighteen-wheelers on I-20. He called it 'white knuckle driving' and as far as I was concerned it was 'white knuckle riding', too.

Had a wonderful time though. Ate too much barbecue and too many fried catfish.

We're back home today and we're going on a diet!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Have had a hectic few weeks. With birthdays, surgery, heart attacks, driving to Atlanta...

Not me except for the last. And I hate driving to and/or through Atlanta!

Anyway, my guy and I took today off and went up to Helen and Clayton and other north Georgia tourist traps, er, places of interest. He was shooting pictures and I was relaxing. These I took on my phone, though.

The fountain's in Helen. The mill stream is between Helen and Clarkesville.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Finally got edits for TAXED TO THE MAX. Not many and not bad, thank goodness. Mostly grammar and punctuation problems.

But the best part was the editor, who wasn't the acquiring editor so she hadn't seen the manuscript before, sent me an email along with the ms saying, "I absolutely *loved* this book!" complete with exclamation point and asterisks.

Made me feel really good, like maybe somebody else gets my sense of humor.

Friday, September 2, 2011


I just finished CHASE by Larion Wills. MuseItUp, publisher of this romantic suspense, is also pubbing my romantic mysteries as ebooks next year.

This is an enjoyable read. It starts off with Chase coming back to the town he left eleven years before to discover whether or not he'd fathered a child. His girl friend at the time had told him she was pregnant before her father had him beat up and run out of town. At eighteen, he didn't have many options and the girl wasn't always truthful.

He finds the girl wasn't lying. Chase does have a son. But the girl's disappeared and her younger sister Sydney has adopted his child and raised him.

This isn't the usual 'secret baby, fight between who gets it' romance. It's better, with the bad guy dead but still stirring up trouble. The heroine Sydney has OCD, but she was determined to save Chase's son for him because like her sister, she loved Chase. And turns out Chase loves her back.

Only now there are people who want her and him both out of the way.

I was kind of surprised at the villain's unmasking, only to be further surprised at the end though I shouldn't have been when I thought about it.

Nice story and serviceable writing. Kept me engrossed all the way through. If you like romantic suspense, you'll enjoy this.