Heirlooms

“Like branches on a tree, we all grow in different directions, but our roots keep us all together.”—author unknown Whether it’s a quilt, a woodcarving, lace, furniture, Christmas ornaments, trinkets, pocket watches, recipes, photos, paintings, portraits, dishes, decorations, military memorabilia, etc., an heirloom is something valuable that is owned and passed down from one generation […]

Join me in the Journey?

I just released my debut novel, The Fabric of Hope on Friday, March 17, 2017. That was St. Patrick’s Day, perfect for this Irish Family Legacy novel. I’ve enjoyed doing a few book signings, interviews, etc., but no matter how you cut it, it’s a lot of work to let other know about any book […]

St. Patrick’s Shamrock

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, because I’m Irish, and because I just released my debut novel, The Fabric of Hope: An Irish Family Legacy, I want to share with you how St. Patrick used a simple weed to share the Gospel. St. Patrick lived in the fifth century Ireland where the shamrock clover was […]

Irish Heritage

According to the 2008 U.S. Census Bureau, about 56.7 million Americans say they have an Irish heritage. That’s nearly 12 percent of the U.S. population, and many Irish still retain a sense of their Irish heritage, including me. I love tea, Celtic music, step dancing, and the color green. When Irish immigrants came to the […]

Placing the Facebook Face

Because I work from home, I often feel a bit isolated, as many writers do. Each morning and evening (and sometimes at lunch), I check my Facebook and find “friends” out there doing the same thing I do—working alone, with only my computer and the characters in my story. Many Facebook friends I know face-to-face […]