Glass Bridge Music collaboration

Dragon Moon - my collaboration with Glass Bridge Music!

Glass Bridge Music Collaboration

I am so excited about my newest project, Dragon Moon!

It all started when Chrystor of Glass Bridge Music approached me with an intriguing idea – if I would write a book, Glass Bridge would produce a music CD to complement my story.

I couldn’t resist. I said “YES”.

Glass Bridge is a fantasy duo, Chrystor and Brynna, whose musical genre is Celtic Fantasy Metal. If you’re not familiar with the genre, it’s definitely worth a listen. I’ve heard their music and I love it – but you’ll have to wait until the CD is produced as they don’t have any music out for public consumption yet. ...  read more

Still working on getting Lightning on the Levee published!

I thought I should let you, my faithful readers, know about my progress toward getting Lightning on the Levee published.

It’s been over a year since I first considered the book complete, and I’ve been looking for an agent or publisher on and off since.

I say “on and off” because every time I read back over the book, I find something that needs to be changed. So Lightning on the Levee, although “complete”, has been in improvement for all this time. ...  read more

Ladies’ Edwardian Makeup

Look what I found for you – An article about Edwardian makeup from 1909!

While writing a post for you about ladies’ makeup in the Edwardian era (you’ll see that post in the near future) I was perusing the California Digital Newspaper Collection online. And there I found this treasure of an article that was in the Sacramento Union, Number 63, 25 April 1909. ...  read more

Interesting Facts About Life in 1908

At midnight on January 1, 1908, a ball signifying the New Year was dropped for the first time ever at Times Square.

1907-1908 Times Square New Years ball.
1907/1908 – The very first Times Square New Years ball. It had 100 25watt light bulbs on an iron frame and weighed 700 pounds! Image:

We’re still dropping balls, but so many other things have changed since 1908. What a difference a century makes! I found some interesting facts and statistics about life in 1908 for you. Enjoy! ...  read more

5 Patriotic Independence Day Quotes

Who wants some patriotic quotes to share on Independence Day? Here are five I made just for my readers. Feel free to share them!

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Patriotic quote: America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand." Harry S. Truman“America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” – Harry S. Truman ...  read more