Spring Newsletter

Feb 25, 2023 5:01 pm


It's Spring-ish!

The groundhog saw his shadow on February 2 nd and that means six more weeks of winter, but I’m ready for spring. Rainy days alternate with sunny ones. On clear ones, I nag the ranch hand to bring in hay deliveries. At least, we don’t have frozen water tubs in the barn, or a heavy frost this week. Thankfully, the 75-foot water hose from the stable isn’t solid ice and I don’t have to thaw it in our bathroom or battle it when I want a shower. The “talking heads” are prophesying

more rain and possible flooding in tonight’s forecast and it’s storming back East.

imageMy sisters are asking what my mother wants for her 82nd birthday next week and I’ll have to remind them to bring daffodils, my mom’s favorite spring flower. She always tells the story of her father bringing them to the hospital the day she was born. I just hope we can find them since it’s so soggy and I haven’t seen any in the stores yet. However, the local Haggen’s, an upscale

grocery does have her favorite carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.

So, let it be spring.

Dawn comes earlier than it did at the beginning of the month. It’s light when I feed the dogs on the side porch of my mother’s house. Occasionally, there’s a warmth in the morning air and I don’t see ice on the puddles that often. The horses search out sunbeams when we have them and bask in the sunshine warming their bones. Yes, we’re all getting older. Gone are the days when

they raced across the fields, bucking, and playing in the golden light of the sunrise.

Being retired on the family farm means we no longer have baby pigs to tell us when it’s spring and the barn kittens have grown up and moved into the house, too old for life in the hayloft, happily sleeping in the living-room recliners We still put out birdseed for our feathered friends who visit, and the rooster crows earlier and earlier each day. When I look east toward the mountains, the snow that once blanketed the entire slope continues to recede toward the peaks. The river that borders the ranch remains in its banks – hopefully, we won’t have another flood. We certainly had enough storms this winter when the snow melted and trees fell in the high winds. We’re still cleaning up after the giant cottonwoods hit the ground.

It gets dark later and later in the afternoon – staying light into the early evening. Frogs join the coyotes' twilight serenade now and spring is on the way. Grass is starting to grow and there are buds forming on the trees. Excitement fills the air as we anticipate seeing the neighbor’s new calves, mares with their foals, and hens with chicks. Let’s enjoy the beginning of this eagerly awaited season, regardless of what the calendar or the groundhog says.

Spring is on the way!


This newsletter is jam-packed with goodies! Continue reading for a look at what the future could hold.


Join the Strong Women - Strange Worlds A Quick Reads Group Author Reaing event on the first Friday and third Thursday of every month for a teasing taste of science fiction, fantasy, and horror stories. The events will feature 6 authors who will each have 8-minutes to temp and tantalize you. Per the SW-SW page, the readings are like a box of chocolates as described by Forrest Gump - you never know what you're gonna get!

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Happening This month!!!

Head over to Isn’t It Romantic Book Club to Join Abbie Roads and Diana Muñoz Stewart as they chat live with USAToday bestselling author Sharon Wray and Jennie Marts with a guest appearance from LORI FOSTER!! This is an even you don't want to miss.


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Book Information:


Time in Between Book Six in the Liberty Valley Love series came out in June!



The oldest of the Jamison triplets, hereditary witch, and criminal defense attorney, Astra Jamison knows more about the laws of magick than her two sisters. She serves the Goddess but believes those who hurt and harm those who can’t defend themselves should be punished, abhorring it when innocents suffer. She is always willing to dole out her kind of justice to anyone who offends her, often sending them to gruesome deaths. When she and her sisters open a time portal to 1888 Liberty Valley to save two people from a serial killer, the last thing she expects is to have the wizard she views as an age-old enemy return, seeking retribution for sins she committed in the past.

Wizard and healer in more than one life, Rowdy Tall-Deer struggled to survive when his soul-matched mate arranged his murder time and again, having rogue shape-shifters attack and eat him alive. Discovering a time portal that leads to the 21st century and the witch who betrayed him means making new plans. Does he opt for vengeance or attempt to learn the truth behind her machinations? Nothing is as it seems when her demon father becomes involved, determined to continue a war that began eons ago.

Will love finally conquer evil or is history doomed to repeat itself for their next life?

Start your adventures in Liberty Valley with book one of the Liberty Valley Love Series A Man's World (e-book) for $2.99! Get your copy today! Find it on Amazon ~ A Man's World (Liberty Valley Love Book 1).

Liberty Valley Love Book 5 is OUT NOW. Order your copy today of Trail Through Time!


If you haven't seen it enjoy the Time In Between trailer.


Ghost of the Past book four in Baker City: Hearts and Haunts is out, have you read it?


Check out the blurb:

Former Marine, Durango Hawke never thought he’d spend years trekking through the jungles of South America looking for his missing brother captured on a covert Army mission, or that duty and loyalty to his family would cost him the love of his life. He intends to marry Heather one day, but for now, they’ll have to ‘hurry up and wait!’

Army captain, Heather McElroy grew up dreaming of a country music career but followed her childhood sweetheart into the military instead. Back in civilian life, it’s finally time to put herself first. It’s her turn and she’s done putting her life on hold for her man regardless of how much she loves him. What will it take to make him realize she is a real person, not a doll sitting on a shelf?

When Durango leaves on his latest rescue mission, he assumes she’ll be waiting when he returns.

It’s time to experience her own adventure, but will chasing her dreams cost Heather the love of her life?

While waiting for Book Four to release, check out books 1 - 3 of the Baker City: Hearts and Haunts series available on Amazon ~ Baker City: Hearts and Haunts.

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