I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day (the story behind the song)

I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, and wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men! And thought how, as the day had come, The belfries of all Christendom Had rolled along The unbroken song Of peace on earth, good-will to men! Then from each…

Massive Christmas Sale on ALL eBooks!

All books either FREE or $.99  from now until Christmas! About The Tenafly Road Series: “Characters so deep you follow them into the abyss, hoping to come out unscathed, but never returning the same. They will haunt me forever.” “Rich and colorful page turners. Morris has a fine sense of time and place and brings…

Family Histories (Holiday Edition): How I Stay in Touch With Far-flung Family

Celebrating the holidays with family members who can’t make it home for the festivities can be an emotional challenge. Here JACQUI MURRAY shares her methods for bringing family together though miles apart in the holiday edition of FAMILY HISTORIES. Thank you so much, Adrienne (author of The Tenafly Road Series), for inviting me to again participate in this…

Rocky: The Paraplegic Sheep Who Taught Me Perseverance

Originally posted on Stacey Venzel:
Meet Rocky, the paraplegic sheep with an impressive underbite. Rocky was born with paralyzed back legs. Due to this birth defect, his parents decided to send him to the slaughterhouse. But the sanctuary I worked at in Texas intercepted him. Rocky spent his short few years of life frolicking in…

Foster Care to Adoption

Happy Thanksgiving! For us this holiday comes a week after adopting our foster child. Some readers may remember some of the more harrowing events of the past three years — years filled with doubt, fear and moral dilemmas. This summer after a host of obstacles (some created by the system and some by us), we…

Veteran in a New Field: Interview With Author W.H. Payne

Today starts an occasional series featuring writers who use history as their muse (aside from me). 🙂 When I discovered that W.H. Payne shared a love for Winslow Homer’s Civil War era paintings,  I knew I had to feature his books here. W.H. is a Vietnam veteran and life long history enthusiast. He also plays…

American Bison

Originally posted on Jet Eliot:
Bison Bull, Yellowstone NP, WY, USA The largest surviving terrestrial animal in North America, American bison still roam the prairies of this continent. ? It is estimated there were once 20-30 million wild bison in North America. Habitat loss and unregulated hunting brought the numbers down to 1,091 individuals by…

My Town’s Remembrance Sunday 2018

Originally posted on Blogging Thoughts Photos & Life:
A very personal post written for me which may be of interest 🙂 . Walking across our Town’s ‘Common’ this morning, making my way toward the war memorial built in remembrance to local fallen soldiers who died in the Great War, each year I think to myself,…

Let Them Read Books Guest Post

Hi everyone~ Today my family is getting prepared for a big day tomorrow. After three years we are adopting that foster girl I mentioned once or twice 😉 But I wanted to share an interview the generous book lover Jenny Q over at LET THEM READ BOOKS did with me. I really enjoyed her questions…