Thursday, June 20, 2013

We have had an exciting week. My 15 year old son went out with two scout leaders and to other youth,( two sons of one of the leaders), to hunt for a sight for their upcoming Scout camp. Daniel is the unit leader this year and was assigned to help select the area. They left Tuesday morning at 8:30 and that evening did not return.  
     They ended up with two flat tires in an area that had taken 3 hours to get to by car. Daniel and one of the leaders hiked out to find a spot that a cell phone would work. After 5 dropped calls the message that they needed help was given. Family of one of the leaders was sent to help, but couldn't find them, so they returned without the stranded five.
     They next day a phone call was sent to local authorities for some assistance. About 10:00, the next morning Daniel and his leader were found...after a night spent in rain, hail and high winds. They had walked almost 22 miles by then.
     They officer took them back the way they had come to find the other three. Father and sons were found warm and fed, as they had shot a rabbit and had eaten the night before as they enjoyed the shelter of the red suburban that had stranded them in the first place. Daniel's leader that had been with him, refused him the opportunity to shoot one of the many abundant supply of rabbits jumping around on their jaunt for help. Daniel would have gladly eaten one.
     Finally at 6:30 the next evening Daniel was returned. Sunburnt, blood shot eyes, dirt and grit in his ears and hair, a blister on his toe, but a smile on his face as he hugged me and said, "Oh, mom, I am glad to be home."
     And me, I had only two hours of sleep the night before. The happy point of the day--before I knew that Daniel was stranded--I sold a book!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

My shipment of books is here! Contact me if you would like an autographed book. $20.00 and $3.00 S&H. If you live in the Parma/Treasure Valley area I will deliver it to your door! I am so excited! It came out beautifully and I am excited to hear back from you. Did it make you smile? Laugh? Cry? Who was your favorite suitor? My 15 year old son flipped through it and read parts here and there. Then he looked at me funny and said, "Well, who does she marry?" I told him he would have to read it and find out! Happy reading!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Why do writers write? It is a way to express feelings. A way to remember things. A way to clear your mind and a time to create!
      I have always loved putting pen to paper. I started writing in a journal when I was ten. I wrote every day until I got married and then I wrote every Sunday. Now six children I write two or three times a month! and especially when there is a very important event in my life or in the life of those that are important to me.
     I am also a letter writer....I started my pen pal in the fifth grade. I didn't send notes, I sent books! I didn't know how to write a short message. LOL.
      I wrote stories, poetry, and music!
      What motivates me to write? Life.
      I am sitting her listening to the wind. It makes me think of a time I was younger and lived in a very remote mountain town in Arizona called Young. It was Originally named Pleasant Valley. The wind was howling just like it is now. Summer winds can make me think of winter snow storms.
       The other day I watched my grandchildren play with our kittens. Annalyse who is not quite 2 but loves the kittens. Her excited face and her squeals of happiness are so entertaining. Gideon ,who is 3 is terrified of touching any animal. Scared to death! But there are moments that he tries to be so brave and his little hands hover over the soft kitten, shaking with fear--trying to find the courage to touch it. The joy on little children's face, the worries and fears that causes their tears. They make me think of descriptive words!
      Another source that makes me want to write is music! I love the words that musicians use in songs! They touch me. I admire those who write the words to music. I love the simple phrases that can create a whole memory in my mind!
     I have spent this whole week working on my sequel to "Darla's Decision". I had a lot of it written, just adding details and descriptions to help you 'see' it better. That is what words do--helps our mind see things. 
      My shipment of books is scheduled to arrive tomorrow! I am so excited to get them out to those of you who have ordered my book! Thanks so much for your support!
     If any of you feel inclined....You can go on to Amazon and write a review for me. I hope you are finding it to be a five star book!

Friday, June 7, 2013

My copy of Darla's Decision arrived last Monday! It is SO Beautiful! I love it! I just finished reading it all the way through. I was asked why I was reading it. I said, "Because I have never read THIS book!" Ha ha! It is so Awesome to see it in print!
     Finally my new computer is back in order. My new Office program wouldn't run on my NEW computer! I just went through four days of not being able to write on book two. Remember Darla's brother Danny? He traded places with Matthew in "Darla's Decision". Matthew moved to town to be near Darla. (Oops! Some of you didn't know that yet, did you? hee hee!) Danny moved out to the Pratt's ranch to take over Matthew's responsibilities...but he didn't mind! He got to be closer to Sissy, Matthew's little sister. Mm mmmm!
     Thanks to all of you who have bought my book! I am so excited that someone gets to read it! I have an order of books coming....on its way! For any of you who are waiting to by my book from me...which I appreciate SOOOO very much! Don't forget for those of you who have it, I would love it if you could leave a book review on Amazon.
     Have a great day!