Hot – Hot – Hot

I live in Arizona! Love it! However, this past week has been a challenge for my A/C system. But, when I get frustrated I think back to my days growing up in Chicago with the snow, sleet, below zero weather, icy wind and avoiding snowball attacks. Still, happy memories. Chicago will always have a special place in my heart – The Museum of Science and Industry, Riverview Amusement Park, Wriggly Field, Chicago Theatre, Paradise Theatre and riding the El Train. Great memories.

As for my writing, I’m moving forward with ‘Patrick and River’. Soooooooo much research! But what fun! I’ve seen great pictures of Cessnas, the Snake River, The Paiute Native American Tribe, horse tack and tree/water moss. Lots of beautiful images. River is having some second thoughts about his trek from Dawson City to New Mexico, has lost his horse and is beginning to come to terms with the woman who raised him. I look forward to spending time with these characters each day.

My novel ‘Regardless’ is doing well on Amazon. Lots of interest in the way of downloading free books and in Kindle pages read, along with good sales. What everyone seems to love is the characters and I love hearing that.

I’ll close today with ‘There are no uninteresting things, there are only uninterested people.’  A quote from Gilbert K. Chesterton.

Regardless – Now available at

At long last, I have republished ‘Regardless’. It is available at as both a print and ebook. This gay/sci-fi novel tells the story of two people who fall in, but shouldn’t. The book takes the reader to places across the universe as the two men deal with how their relationship affects their family, friends and careers.

Summer has arrived here in Lake Havasu City. Many folks are complaining about the heat. Yeah, it’s hot, but to this Chicago girl it sure beats snow, sleet, ice sheets, below zero temps and let’s don’t forget the wind. So, yeah, it’s hot, but got to love the A/C.

I’ve left the writer’s group I’ve been with for years. As my writing as progressed, I find I enjoy writing novels rather than short stories. I have found a group of just six writers who are focused on writing fiction novels. We will keep the group at six members and meet once a month to critique a chapter of each other’s work. It has been a blessing. The backgrounds of all the writers, 4 women and 2 men, are so varied that the validation/conflict of any research our novel requires is widespread.

My latest motivational quote is from a movie called ‘Home Run’. One of the characters tell a young boy who is at bat in his little league game that, “Nothing great happens when you hold back!!!” Soooo true.