Are You Christmas Shopping Yet??

I keep hearing how we’d all better hurry up and do our Christmas shopping early this year because there are supposed to be all sorts of shortages. Sigh. Does it feel like the world is trying to suck the joy out of everything these days?!? Well. On the off chance...

The Roots of Memorial Day

One of the best parts of writing historical fiction is the research! I learn so many interesting tidbits I’d never come across if it weren’t for research-related rabbit trails. For example, you likely know that Memorial Day is a day set aside for...

An Easter Reflection

I love most every holiday. Food, friends (most years!), decorations–it’s all wonderful. But my favorite holiday is Easter. And my favorite part of Easter is the Sunrise Service. It’s a disappointment to me when the service gets moved inside because of the weather (too...