Old Salem, North Carolina

This weekend, I was able to escape for a short time, about five hours to be exact, into the colonial era. Old Salem is a Moravian community (established 1766) located in Winston – Salem. This is one of the best spots to visit if you’re interested in history. But, this is no usual colonial town. … Continue reading Old Salem, North Carolina

Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day

Even a blasted cold virus wouldn’t bring my Holidays to a screeching halt. Since Christmas Eve, I’ve been spending time with my family here in North Carolina and participating in fun family activities. We spent Christmas morning under the tree where I received the novel Matched by Ally Condie, a sketch book, Ginny Weasley’s  wand, … Continue reading Merry Christmas and Happy Boxing Day

Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve been enjoying my posts while I was gone. Yep, been hanging out in the mountains for the past few days. It’s was wonderful to be in Shenandoah National Park. The fall colors were just beginning to show – reds, gold, and brown brushed lightly on the edges of green leaves. … Continue reading Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

Somerset Place – a Historic Plantation

I’ve wanted to go to Somerset Place for weeks now, every since I read about it in Our State magazine. This was my chance, my three day weekend opportunity, to go and explore. And no rain, snow, hurricane, or a blasted cold was going to stop me. I took all my medications, packed plenty of … Continue reading Somerset Place – a Historic Plantation

Beaufort Once Again is Invaded by Pirates – I Can’t Believe I Missed This!

I had to just share this with everyone! Pirates, my domain and the backdrop of Death's Island, have invaded Beaufort, North Carolina! I love it! Just proof that Pirates will never die in the hearts of many! Click the link below to pull up the article. Man, I can't believe I missed this! Beaufort once … Continue reading Beaufort Once Again is Invaded by Pirates – I Can’t Believe I Missed This!

Resting the Mind, Body, and Soul

For the past few days, I have been having writer’s block on my current Passion Project that I’ve been working on for the past eight months. No matter how hard I tried I couldn’t flow my thoughts together. And a second Passion Project I came up with just this summer has been running through my … Continue reading Resting the Mind, Body, and Soul

Stepping Back in Time – Williamsburg

Williamsburg – Research Heaven! I was able to step into the lives of my characters. I visited the Blacksmith, Wetherburn’s Tavern, the Apothecary, the Silversmith, the Milliner, the Cabinetmaker/Joiner, and theCooper. But, the two shops that fascinated me were the Printing Office and Bindery. Imagine your book being printed back in the 18th century. The … Continue reading Stepping Back in Time – Williamsburg

Taking a Breather

For the past week, I’ve pretty much locked myself in my captain’s quarter, doing my usual work and writing a market proposal for Death’s Island. It’s time for a breath of fresh air, to tend to the gardens, and watch the tadpoles in my fountain. I’m excited that I only have four more days until … Continue reading Taking a Breather

Williamsburg Vacation

Boy, this week has been busy. I’ve had hardly any time to think. The Outer Banks was a good break from the world, but short. That’s why I can’t wait for my next vacation, Williamsburg. As you can see, there on my sidebar, I have started a countdown section. And my first countdown is for … Continue reading Williamsburg Vacation

A Pirate’s Tall Tale – Outer Banks

Ahoy, me maties! Gather around the fireplace and hold onto your mugs of rum. Lead-foot Jones: RUM! This be ice tea! Work with me here, Jones. I’m about to tell you of me adventure to the Outer Banks. I landed me boat, the Forester, on the shores of Kitty Hawk. A lovely town, but filled … Continue reading A Pirate’s Tall Tale – Outer Banks