It will come to me.


Not yet, but I will be someday.

What? Are you telling me I’m crazy? There are plenty who will agree with you, some of them my nearest and dearest. So where is this going?

One day I was talking to the ladies who run the management office in the complex where I live.  We were talking about the big multi state lottery that had been won by two people.

Both women turned to me and said, “I’m a million dollar winner.” I looked at them like they were crazy, they had just told me they hadn’t gotten any lottery tickets.  One of them said, I’m a million dollar winner, it just hasn’t come to me yet, but it will. I put it out there to the universe.

I’ve done that with other things in my life but not my writing and why not?  I’m a finalist for an award to be given out in March. Unfortunately I have another engagement so I won’t be there to accept but it will come to me.

I just finished the first draft of a manuscript, a mystery, a cozy something I had not done before.  I decided to go back and rewrite it. The first draft was done in third person, just like my romantic suspense novels. After reading the draft I realized I should be writing it in first person. I could put so much more into it.

I’ve never written something in first person, this will be a first. However I am putting it out to the universe. I believe I have to write this, I believe it will work and I will put it out to the universe so it will find the editor who loves it as well as I do.

Stay tuned…

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My Blue Heaven


Back in May of 2003 my husband and I packed our belongings and moved cross-country to what we have come to consider God’s County. Tucson Arizona.  No snow, sun, minimal rain, no snow, warmth, friendly people, less expensive to live, no snow.  If you haven’t guessed I am not a snow person.

Tucson has lived up to our expectations, no it is not perfect, perfection is boring. We have watched the news with talks of  violence and problems everywhere else, secure in the knowledge that yes we had crime in Tucson but it didn’t affect us, Mostly. Then came January 9, 2011- a bright sunny glorious Tucson Saturday. Families were running around, soccer games to be played, dance and.or karate class and on the NW side of town our congresswoman Gabrielle Gifford’s was holding one of her “congress on the corners” meeting her constituents at a local Safeway. To talk, to listen, to shake hands, to let them know she is on their side.  It was one of her favorite things to do.

Then a shooter came up to the gathering and when it was all done, far to many people were injured, including Ms Gifford’s who was shot in the head. Far to many people were killed, including a young girl just elected to student council wanting to see politics in action. Also, an elderly couple, the wife had been shot several times in the leg – Her husband killed as he shielded her body with his.

Political rhetoric has been thrown back and forth since this happened however this is not about politics this is about a brave woman struggling to stay alive, it’s about the grandfather who will not be around to see his grandchildren, the wife who has to live on without her best friend and it’s about the tragic, all to short life of a budding politician. Born the morning of one tragedy only to end her life at another.

However in all the pain there is hope, in the faces of those at the candlelit vigils being held all over town, in the faces of the doctors with thier almost daily briefings and in listening to the heroes who helped that day I know that one day Tucson will heal.  One day it will once again become my blue heaven, until then I pray, for the victims and thier families and thier  friends and for the citizens who will heal, eventually.

New Year-no resolutions!


OK the new year is here, it’s official. We just finished watching the annual concert by the Vienna Philharmonic that is shown on PBS. This has become our New Year tradition. We had dinner with friends and did the black eye peas, pork and corn bread with green chili’s yum! Seems everyone has their own traditions and most I’ve heard so far seem to include, meat, preferably pork, black eye peas and some sort of green vegetables.

A lot of people make new years resolutions. I gave up on them a long time ago. They never work with me. I make goals. Last years sort of hit the wayside. Hopefully I’ll do better this year.  The main one is to get at least one, preferable more books out there.

So wherever you are and whatever your New Years traditions are, may you all have a healthy and happy New Year.  Whether you call them resolutions or goals may they all be met.  Maybe this year I may finally get organized???   NAH  🙂