Queluz National Palace

The National Palace of Queluz

One place I’ve always wanted to visit is the National Palace of Queluz. This trip to Portugal, we were able to check it out.

Castle of Guimaraes

Castle of Guimarães, the Castle of the First King of Portugal

Castle of Guimarães brings back a lot of memories for me, as it was one of the places I visited with my husband before our marriage.

Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra)

One of my favorite places to visit in Portugal is Sintra National Palace located in Sintra.

Parque da Paz in Almada Portugal

Lisbon 2019 Parque da Paz in Almada

While in Portugal my children always love a quick visit to the Parque da Paz (Park of Peace) to feed the pigeons, ducks, and geese.

Sarah's gift from beyond the grave

Sarah’s Gift from Beyond the Grave

After my youngest sister Sarah Tarr (AKA Jazzy Blue Brite) died tragically and unexpectedly at age thirty-three in Jan 2019, I had a awful struggle dealing with the regrets surrounding her death.

Kaiden and Lily

The Wedding and Reception

After more than eighteen months, my son Kaiden was able to marry Lily, the woman he fell in love with in Mozambique. Here are some pictures from their December 14th wedding and reception.

Kaiden and Lily

Setting up for the Wedding: Transforming the Gym with a False Ceiling

After doing research, I decided transforming the gym with a false ceiling would be our best bet of creating something memorable out of an ordinary space.

Author's note about the novel How Far

Author’s Note about the Novel How Far

These were the questions I thought about as I began writing How Far. I wanted to show one man’s dilemma in balancing his need to protect his daughter against his duty to obey the law, and to depict his struggle in an overloaded system where there are no second chances for the innocent victims.

Signs that you're an author, you know you're an author if

Signs that You’re an Author (You Know You’re an Author When)

Are you one of those crazy authors? These signs that you’re an author are a surefire way to find out. You know your an author when . . .

A Sincere thank you for your love and support

A Sincere Thank You for Your Love and Support

I am humbled and awed at the outpouring of love that I received from readers and friends after my announcement about my sister’s illness. It really helped to have your well-wishes and prayers as I had to say goodbye to her.