I am very happy to tell you that I have just today put excerpts of most of my forthcoming books in the MY BOOK EXCERPTS section of this website, which which you can click on just to the left of what I am writing here on this line.


I'll be adding some more interesting stuff in a whole new section in a few days.  I have not decided exactly what to call this new section in which I'll tell you about things that I have learned or my husband has learned which I believe will interest you and perhaps make your life more interesting or pleasant or provide you with conversational topics, etc.

Happy spring!



     Thank you so very much for coming back to look at my Blog.  It has been a long time since I last wrote to you all, and I can hardly believe that it has been so long. My life seems to be moving at warp speed. 

     I have been concentrating on finishing my sequel to Hellfire and Snowdrops (Its title right now is Tomorrow, but I may change that) as well as getting pictures and text ready for a  book that I want to get published by June, if possible, with lots of my paintings of cats accompanied by small bits of text--sayings, ideas, etc.  It's a fun book, and my pictures are all in color.  I may publish it only on Kindle because print books in color are so expensive.

     The Cat in the Tower should be out in a month, and the revised edition of my very popular Calbert and His Adventures first published in 1990 could be out sooner than that, followed by the sequel, Calbert and Morse: Further Adventures.

     By this weekend (I really mean that) I'll have some excerpts from most of my forthcoming books for you to read, so please come back soon.

     I also neeed to tell you that right now all of my Kindle books (except the Princess Trinka and Basil book, which is $1.99) are on sale for 99 cents.  I have done that so that you can get them at a very low price and see why I have been given five stars by reviewers. Then, if you like them, you can buy them in a print edition for their actually low print prices in comparison to others.

Hi! I'm sure you saw my announcement on my main website page about the free Amazon Kindle books available today and tomorrow.


I am really happy that I was able to get my new novel (not for children) published on Kindle as early as last Monday.  It is a psychological drama full of surprises and suspense.

One thing that has helped me a lot in plotting the action and development of my writing has been my reading of David Baldacci's books. He and I write quuite differently.  He writes exciting novels about things which I believe most men are very interested in.


I believe that my novels have appeal for women who have had some experience in life.  My first novel focused on a woman, Alexis, who had been married for 15 years. My second novel focuses on a woman, June, who is around 62 years old, and has a secondary focus on her married daughter. Both novels are page turners; the reader does not know what is going to happen next, and what happens is unexpected!


My next novel, tentatively titled Tomorrow, is a sequel to my first novel, and explores what life is like for Alexis now that she is a widow.


I'll put some chapters of it in my Excerpts section soon.


I wish you all Merry Christmas and Happy Chanukkah, and safe travel if you are visiting family or others for the holidays.


Thank you for keeping up with me.









Last week, the largest number of you all in some weeks looked at my website.  I'm so happy.  And I'm happy, too, that my new novel, Rough Edges, will be published on Amazon Kindle, in a few days.  I'll make it free for a couple of days when it is first published, and all my other books will be free for those days, as well. Please watch for an announcement here as well as seeing my books on Amazon listed as free. 

Also, As soon as Rough Edges is published, I intend to get Calbert and His Adventures, my popular 12 chapter children's book, published on Kindle as quickly as possible. It was originally published by Aton Press in 1990. Aton Press went out of business in 1997, but my Calbert book has been available from independent booksellers in the U.K. and the U.S. for years on Amazon, both in paperback and in library binding hard-back editions. Just recently, I have discovered my Calbert book listed on Barnes & Noble online with my three other children's books which have been on Barnes for a while now. I especially like the Barnes & Noble listings because you can read the entire 5-star reviews of the books just below the pictures of the book covers.

In my previous Blog, I think I asked if anybody knew why little ducks walk softly (one of my husband's favorite questions for little children and a few grownups!)  He usually gets a laugh when he says, "Because little ducks can't walk hardly"

If you get a chance to read the first three chapters of my new novel, Rough Edges, in the Book Excerpts section of this website, I would truly appreciate your comments about it. I need to know how readers feel about it. Please, please write something in the Contact Me section of this website.  And please lete know if there is anything you would like me to write about, and if you have any questions about writing or getting a book published please send them to me.

I have another novel coming in a couple of months. I am working on a sequel to my Hellfire and Snowdrops, which received 5-stars from a Readers' Favorites reviewer, and a number of requests for a follow-on novel to tell what happened to beautiful Alexis, and Michael, who fell in love with her.

I am keeping my husband busy getting my already-written half-dozen children's books into publication, in addition to my novels. He says he wants to do a couple of his own non-fiction how to books when he gets my novels, children's books, short stories, cat picture books, and poetry book published.  And I'm continuing to write!

Until next time, stay happy and well and enjoy the shopping!


It has been much too long since I last communicated with you, and I am truly sorry for that. My husband and I have been overwhelmed by life in general and too many specific things.  I am happy to say that I have completed my second novel, Rough Edges, and that it should be in Kindle format by the end of November, and in print by the end of December.  The first three chapters of Rough Edges can be read in the My Books section of this website, and you can comment on it either by sending me an email or commenting on my Guest Page or my Contact page.

My hubby, Fred, is just finishing up editing and proofing Rough Edges and when he is finished and the book is on its way to being published on Kindle will immediately get a new edition of Calbert and His Adventures out on Kindle plus a first edition of Calbert and Morse: Further Adventures also on Kindle.  Then he'll start getting Rough Edges into paperback on CreateSpace.

Meanwhile, I'll continue  working on the sequel to Hellfire and Snowdrops which I hope to have published on Kindle and CreateSpace byspring of 2017, along with a children's book, The Cat in the Tower and a book of cat pictures that I have painted (no title yet).

When I get these books out, it would really help me if you could tell your friends about them if you like them.  I need your help because it is really hard for an unknown like me to compete with Royalty and the big TV anchors who publish their books for children and other types of books.

You know, of course, why little ducks walk softly!?

Keep smiling. It keeps others wondering what you are up to.

I hope to be writing again soon.


Latest comments

02.12 | 17:20

Love the blog Grandma. Miss you

08.06 | 13:29

Bill, So sorry to hear about MelvaI Know it's hard for you. My son lost his wife three weeks ago from ovarian cancer. This has been a tough year. Love, Carolee

06.06 | 11:38

I did not read your book, but I am extremely happy to see you are doing so well .
I am a full time care giver for Melva ,who has sever dementia.
Cousin Bill.

30.05 | 16:15

Thank you, Gloria. It was good talking to you the other day. I'm sorry that I did not see your January (!) message earlier. Love

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