July 25, 2019

 Jane entered the kitchen the next morning to find Carrie in a furious rant. 

“I knew it,” she blustered.  “I knew that Master Nathan and Miss Sarah and all those people working against the king would come to no good.  They’re ending up just like my first master, M...

It was 1776. His name was Elisha Benton.  He lived in Tolland, Connecticut.  Elisha fell in love with a girl who came from the Barrows family. Her name was Jemima. It is said that she was approximately twelve years younger than Elisha, but they had great affectionate f...

June 29, 2019

New London, Connecticut  

December, 1776.  

Jane Lawson grabbed her cloak and headed for the door, running into the fading daylight.  She ignored the pleas of Carrie, the housekeeper.  

“Miss Jane, you’re gonna ruin those shoes without your patins,” Ca...

February 3, 2019

Let's face it; by the time you reach my age,  (I'll be 59 in May) you've lost a few loved ones, and a few friends. 

Your grandparents are usually deceased, and like me, you've lost one parent or both.  Losing my mother in 2013 at the age of 83, I am still extremely...

September 20, 2018

Saturday will be the 242nd anniversary of the execution of Nathan Hale, who is considered to be America's first spy.

While many versions of the events of that day exist, there is no doubt Hale's story, and his sacrifice, belong to the ages. 

In my novel "Washington's Wi...

September 2, 2018

Despite the fact that "Pride and Prejudice" is the most popular Jane Austen novel, my favorite has always been "Sense and Sensibility."  I love the dichotomy of the two sisters; complete opposites who ponder an essential question of their day, which was should you be s...

August 13, 2018

I honestly cannot remember a time when books were not a part of my life.

So it was probably natural when I wrote my first book "Because You're the First" I wanted to write something around characters that were book lovers.  I thought I would be fun to talk about some of...

July 11, 2018

How do we measure success? Sounds like a no-brainer, right?  We measure success by reward.  For many, that reward means greater wealth.  If we do a good job and work hard, the money will come.  For others, they measure the worth of their achievements in recognition by...

November 17, 2017

With the holidays once again bursting everywhere, like many of you, I get nostalgic for those I miss that are no longer here.

It got me thinking about grief.  They say loss heals with time, and I think that is true.  The pain is nowhere as acute as in the beginning.  Bu...