March 20, 2009

On a visit to Seattle, my sister-in-law hosted a surprise

book-signing of friends and relatives she’d recommended my book to. 

DW group

Sherryle, Connie, Judy, Debbie, Irene, Delores

Sirena, Kelly, Me, Rita

and my youngest fan.

       DW Baby       

DW and me

Thank you, Delores! 

And thanks to everyone who came.

Borders, Federal Way, WA

November 7, 2009


Federal Way, WA


Top Photos

Sirena, Delores, Me, Rita, Erica, Morgan     Debbie and Rita    Me, Mary Ann and Irene

Bottom Photos

Me with:    Angie         Delores      Sirena

A very special thank you to my sister-in-law Delores for promoting the event!!

Quilting and Writing

102_6390sOne of the ways I come up with ideas for my stories is to combine writing with another creative endeavor.  Lately that’s been quilting.

Here’s the quilt that accompanied the writing of Dreams for Stones. It’s a Thousand Pyramid Pattern:

102_6380sI began a second quilt while I was writing the sequel, Persistence of Dreams.  It, too, is a Thousand Pyramid design, and yet the resulting quilt is very different.

Which is rather like story-telling. The elements from story to story may be the same (character facing a crisis) but the colors, textures, and design render each story and each quilt unique.

102_6394sAs I worked on Absence of Grace, I once again started a quilt.

The novel features new characters and a different setting than my “dream” novels, and thus it’s appropriate that I am using a different quilt pattern: a type of “string” quilt.