I write this just as the Oregon Governor has issued a stay at home order for all Oregonians. I was in line at the bank drive thru when it was announced. Well…at least I made my car payment.Read More Uncertain Times
Whether you’re young or a little older, we’ve all had times in our lives when our heart was broken. A best friend moves away, a parent or sibling or other family member passes away, or a relationship falls apart. All of these things and so much more can cause heartbreak.Read More Heartbreak
We finally got back out there this weekend! First hike of 2020 in the books. We did a simple trek to McDowell Creek. It’s closeby, and an easy one to start off with.Read More 2020
I’m finally back after taking a break for personal reasons. All is well here now and I’m ready to get back into things.Read More Hello out there!
As I continue to work on book three of the Coffee and Emeralds series, I have also begun drafting a new novel and re-drafting the post-apocalyptic novel that I set aside last year.Read More New year, new stories
When I get anxious, I talk fast, often not making sense or saying things I don’t mean. I can’t think straight when I get this way.Read More Can’t think straight
As I sit here, hunkered down to do some writing, I am trying also to look ahead at things to come. The last year is in the past and I have much to look forward to.Read More Looking ahead
Warm greetings everyone! I just wanted to wish you all a very happy holiday season and a wonderful new year!Read More Greetings of the Season!
I know this is a tough time of year for everyone. It is for me. I work hard to try to remember my sister, my brother and my parents in a positive light, but the negative of the loss always seeps through. I miss them all. I wish they were here.Read More Busy time of year
It’s been so cold here in Oregon lately, and we stayed warm, huddled up on the couch under a blanket watching Dolly Parton’s Heart Strings on Netflix. Corny, I know but man that woman can still sing!Read More Titles and Covers
It’s hard, isn’t it? Being patient about anything is a chore. Right now, I am exercising patience about several things, some of which I will mention, some I will keep to myself 😁Read More Patience
We ventured back to Sweet Creek this past weekend and as promised, I have pictures for you. We didn’t make it in time for the intense Fall colors we were hoping for but it was still a lovely day spent outside.Read More As promised
I know that most people do, but Saturday and Sunday used to be just days of the week for me. Days to do chores like shopping and cleaning.Read More I love weekends
Halloween has always been a fun time of the year. Seeing all the little dinosaurs, jedi knights, superheroes and princesses out and about trick or treating.Read More Happy Halloween!
I may not agree with my family, friends and coworkers about everything. How can I? I am my own person and entitled to my own opinions.Read More I may not agree…
Are you a Sarah lover or do you prefer Jo? Other readers tell me they absolutely adore Karen and many have told me how much they love Trevor.Read More Who is your favorite character?
With the impending release of Crimson and Amber, Book Two of the Coffee and Emeralds series on Audible, life has been both busy and stressful.Read More Here we go
It’s been a few weeks since my last blog post. Sorry I’ve been so absent.Life is so busy sometimes and it makes it hard to find time to do what I need to do.I apologize to my readers for not checking in.I’m still here!Read More It’s been a while
It’s been much colder here lately. I find myself snuggling closer to my love to take in her body heat. Fall has arrived and with it comes lower temperatures and the wonderful colors of Autumn in the places I long to visit.Read More The wonders of Fall, fatigue and an update…
Hiking anywhere in the Pacific Northwest is always a refreshing and renewing experience. It doesn’t matter where we go when we spend time in the trees, its always a rewarding and wonderful time.Read More The PNW
As promised, here is a small sample of the audiobook for Crimson and Amber! I hope you enjoy it!Read More Audio book excerpt
It’s coming really soon! I’m very excited about my producer/narrator, Tristin Rutherford! She’s done a fabulous job. I really feel as if she’s brought the characters to life and I’ve found myself laughing, crying and worrying along with Jo and Sarah.Read More Sorry I’m late…
This Summer has seemed to fly by. I’ve spent most weekends hiking somewhere, have been back to several places and discovered a few new ones as well.Read More Looking forward to the Fall!
I’m having one of those days. I’m struggling so much financially that it’s affecting my work today and I need to rantRead More I’m ranting…
My girl and I went to our local 🌈Pride🏳️🌈 celebration this past Saturday and it was awesome!Read More In the Zone &🏳️🌈Pride
My day usually starts at 5 am. I get up, write for two hours then get set to go to work. In itself, that can be exhilarating as I progress in my current storyline. Sometimes though, I need to take a break, like last week.Read More Hello there
As I continue to write my next book, a dystopian novel featuring strong female characters, I continually step into the present in the USA and it comes through in my words. I really hope this book makes it to the mainstream.Read More Taking bigger steps…
I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted about any hikes we’ve done the past few weekends. We do some type of hike nearly every Saturday and that will continue. Oregon is a great place to do that and we usually manage to find a place that neither of us has been to before to investigate.Read More Getting out
Well, not really. I’m knee deep in the first draft and I’ve already gone off course for the outline I created for my dystopian sci fi novel.Read More Outlining is fun and easy!
Tomorrow July 2nd, my second book Crimson and Amber: Book 2 of the Coffee and Emeralds Series will be released and available on the Kindle app, Kindle devices and Kindle Unlimited. The paperback version is available now.Read More Tomorrow is the BIG DAY!
Out From the Under takes place in the present. A group of strong women are the center of the story, forced to live in an underground bunker and to perpetuate the survival of the human race, at least in America.Read More Now on to a new series!!
Happy Pride everyone! This year at Portland, Oregon Pride I was happy to be able to go with my partner and as usual, Pride NW did not disappoint. 25 years of Pride festivals and they know how to do it right. There were a large number of supporters of LGBT rights present. Straight allies and […]Read More Happy Pride!
Crimson and Amber, Coffee and Emeralds Book 2, is now available for pre-orderRead More Pre-order now available!
Pride in Portland, Oregon is happening this weekend and I will be there.Read More So Close!
I’m thrilled to share with you the cover of my upcoming book: Crimson and Amber, Coffee and Emeralds, Book 2! Release is set for later this month!Read More Cover Reveal!
We did a lovely hike to Blue Pool this past weekend. It was a perfect day, sunny with big puffy white clouds in the sky. We ate our lunch and took in nature as we usually do.Read More Team members needed!
Find all the great deals on your next read here. Enjoy!Read More Lesfic sale May 17th-31st
Today, I thought I would give you a small taste of book two, tentatively titled Crimson and Amber, of the Coffee and Emeralds series.It’s just a little taste 😃. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know in the comments what you think…I’m not giving much away in this excerpt…sorry 😁~RaeRead More Excerpt Time
.It was a long hike through the trees and the tiny off the grid community of Jawbone Flats, Oregon to Opal Pools. We sat and ate lunch at the spot pictured above and enjoyed the warmth of the day and the feeling of renewal such a day gives.Read More Learning to Grow
What motivates you? Is it a person, a place or a moment?Read More Motivation
Our lives are ever evolving storylines. Just like a book, but not as dramatic. Or maybe some lives are more dramatic? I certainly see that in the world around me. Even when our lives are going well, sometimes we focus on the dramatic and forget to stop and enjoy what is good and right. You […]Read More Evolving storyline
Are you on a great road right now? Don’t forget to look back and see where you’ve been. You can’t always go back, but you can ALWAYS move forward.Read More The roads we travel
I am thrilled to announce my newest book in development: Out from the Under: Book one of Bearers and Nobles. This is a dystopian young adult sci-fi story featuring lesbians as the main characters. I’m excited about this series and can’t wait to share more about it with you! Visit my website to see more […]Read More New book series and an update…
It’s amazing to me how different life feels when I am out in nature. All the BS dissappears. I leave the stress of the daily grind behind and just enjoy the sights and sounds of mother earth. I can sit in wonder for hours watching the water coming over the falls, carving its way through […]Read More Waterfalls and Life
As I am writing this, I am awaiting final approval of the finished audiobook for Into the Emerald! I’m excited to bring it to you but also excited to finish the first draft of the second book to continue the story of Sarah and Jo.Read More Audiobook, book two, Scifi book oh my! I’m juggling!
I’m sitting here listening to and doing a final review of my Into the Emerald audiobook. I look back and realize it’s been a little over a year since I started this journey. My life has changed for the better in so many ways.Read More One year journey
Everything needs revision at one time or another. I’m not just talking about writing here. Your personal friendships and relationships, your daily life, your home, car, and workplace. Revisions are a way of moving forward regardless of how it takes place. Over the last several weeks, every time I tried to get back into it, […]Read More Revision
Have you discovered like I have that sometimes there is no sense in things? Things happen that we have no control over, yet we still try to find a way to exert it. Our brains make us do this. We can’t help it. We can’t let go because that seems like giving up, so we […]Read More The sense of it all
Inspiration comes in many forms. Sights and sounds. The wind and the rain. People. How do you find inspiration in troubling times? I ask this question in no way referencing anything political. Yuck. We’ve all been there. Times in your life when you struggle to get through the day so you can move on to […]Read More Love, Not Judgment
I recently arrived at a place in my life where I can see my past more clearly. It’s taken me a long time to get here. I know more about myself. I’m coming to grips with hard things I had no control over in my life (and some things I do) and putting some of […]Read More Connecting and re-connecting
Hello to my readers and listeners. I am sad to report that due to unresolved technical difficulties, my narrator for Crimson and Amber had to drop out of the project.Read More Bad news… Good news…