Hey friends! My husband Dave and I are flying today to Dublin for a triple-trip: celebrating (belatedly) our 45th wedding anniversary, his birthday (yes, today, St. Patrick's Day!), and doing research for Book 3 of the Cally and Charlie series, Facing the Faeries, 1906. I've been buried in thousands of pages of Irish history and … Continue reading Off to Ireland!
In what ways did Peter and Cathleen make counter-cultural decision for their time in history? In what ways is their family structure consistent with their culture? Before I respond to this question, I would love to hear from YOU! What are your thoughts? One theme of this book is "bridging." If you're still reading, look … Continue reading Horse Thief 1898 Discussion Guide Chapters 1-13, Question #5
What are the similarities and differences between Cally's and Charlie's homes, only about sixty miles apart in southern Ireland? The differences are obvious: Cally was born in a one-room thatched cottage on a small farm. Charlie lives in a mansion built by his grandfather, one of the richest men in Ireland in his day. Though … Continue reading From Chapters 1-13 of Horse Thief 1898: Discussion Questions #2 and #3
Friends, my apologies for not posting recently. The last couple of weeks I’ve been “living” in Cally and Charlie’s world, completing the manuscript for Book 2 of the series, Treasure Hunt 1904, which is due to my publisher a month from now. This week I’m on vacation and taking a much-needed break from the internet. I’ll be … Continue reading On vacation
Finally!! I'm pleased to announce the "birth" of a new "child" in our family: Horse Thief 1898 is now available on Amazon (complete with a typo I hope will be fixed soon). My nephew Joel Griswell designed the beautiful image for the cover, and other friends and family members have helped in various ways along the way. … Continue reading Horse Thief 1898 is available on Amazon!
Horse Thief 1898 is becoming a reality!!!! My publisher, EABooks, just sent me the cover image and I confess, seeing it made me feel a bit emotional, after so many years working on this book! The launch will be in AUGUST. I'll let you know the date and more details when I figure it out. … Continue reading Exciting news, friends!
Wow, I didn't realize it's been so long since I posted here. I've been focused on writing Treasure Hunt 1904, Book Two of the Cally and Charlie series. It's quite a different book from Horse Thief 1898. Treasure Hunt 1904 takes place from April to August of 1904, mostly in southern Idaho, and involves (of … Continue reading Merry Christmas/Happy New Year!
Funny story: I always thought I was part Irish. My sisters and I used to talk about the red hair in my father's family and try to find reddish hues in our own brown hair. My nephew Nathan, however, did extensive research into our lineage and guess what? We're Scottish, not Irish, and from a … Continue reading Why Ireland?