Sunday, May 28, 2017

International Dining

It doesn't get much better than breakfast on the terrace...with a bit of international flair. Greek yogurt topped with locally grown strawberries, fresh from yesterday's market in Cajarc.
 
A mug of English tea thanks to my friend, Jean Howling. A dab of lovely rich French butter for my still-warm croissant...

and a dollop of Iowa peach jam, a gift from my friend and jam-maker extraordinaire, Karen Heege. It's like a sweet taste of Iowa summer on my tongue!
And for dessert, luscious cherries picked Friday according to the market vendor and served up in a pretty polka dot bowl made by a regional potter.
Listening to U2 on the computer.
America, Ireland, England, France and Greece
A very international Sunday breakfast!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

This Morning's River Walk

River reflections...
picking white asparagus....
patches of poppies...
new fence going up.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

"Landsliding"

I'm so proud of my friend. Mandy Jameson! Today her novel, "Landsliding" was published on Amazon Kindle. Mandy and I belong to the Parisot Writing Group. I've followed her progress on this story from idea, to work-in-progress, to almost done to publication. I know the blood, sweat and tears that went into its creation. I was honored to be one of Mandy's beta-readers. Now I'm more than pleased to see it in print and to encourage you to buy it!

"Landsliding" is a story of relationships and secrets and how the two collide in the lives of Julia and Brendan. Julia's marriage has just fallen apart. She feels alone and adrift; her friends help, but something is still missing. Then Brendan appears in her life. Is he too good to be true? Julia's friends seem to think so, but Julia is smitten. When doubts intrude, things take a dark turn. Secrets have twisted more than one life in this novel.

Dip into the lives of Julia, her family and friends and I promise that you'll be hooked. Mandy's clear, direct writing and fast-paced narrative will keep you wondering until the very end if things are really as they seem or if secrets have obscured reality

"Landsliding" can be purchased on Amazon.com.