Category Archives: WRITING

Cold California Rain and Books to Warm Us

Yes, that was the Southern California sky just a few days ago. I walked the neighborhood with mittens and anything with a hood. The sight of those clouds strikes terror, doesn’t it? Not that long ago, I rambled in the … Continue reading

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Chromatic Bells, Strings, Potatoes, and Books

Chromatic Chimes Talk at Bowers Museum Midst the incessant cold rain dogging us in Southern California, I have bravely ventured out on the slick highways. I visited the Bowers Museum to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year (Boar). While my friend … Continue reading

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Three Moments in China

Last August I went to China with four friends. We did Viking’s Imperial Gems cruise, which was a week on land and a week on the Yangtze River. We stayed at classy hotels in Beijing, Xi’an and Shanghai. A truly … Continue reading

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So California Autumn in January with Recipes and Free Book

Autumn has arrived in California. The Japanese Maples on my neighborhood walks wear their brilliant red and orange cloaks. Bright yellow leaves wind through my yard undressing the fig and apricot trees during this cold, cruel month. On a less … Continue reading

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Last Minute CHEAP eBook Ideas

Stuck for an idea for someone you forgot or for a reader friend who’d love a fun read over the holidays? Amazon makes it easy to gift these ebooks with your heartfelt message attached. How about a 99 cent paranormal novelette The … Continue reading

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FREE Book and Pre-Order The Foreign Story Collector

The second book in the Ravenscar Shifter series (sweet paranormal romance with spy thriller elements) will be released December 22nd, but is available now at a special preorder price. More on that later. To celebrate, Amazon is giving away the … Continue reading

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NaNoWriMo 2018 Eighteenth Day and Notes On Oceanside and Alice Waters

Although my November has been fraught with interruptions like four glorious days in Oceanside with family and distractions like flu shots, movies (Nutcracker and the Four Realms and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (twice)), four USO hats last week, … Continue reading

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