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Tuesday, June 27, 2017


"Long enough have you dream'd contemptible dreams, now I wash the gum from your eyes. You must habit yourself to the dazzle of the light and of every moment of your life. Long have you timidly waded holding a plank by the shore, Now I will you to be a bold swimmer."


Monday, June 26, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Learn from your elders.. I'm a "fisherwoman"

My mother grew up on a farm and she loves nature, animals and fishing.  As a child I never took an interest in fishing. This weekend I went fishing with my Mom, and I absolutely loved it. I actually caught six fish. There's something about being on the lake with the Summer sun touching your skin; hearing the sounds of birds and bugs  flying about. Seeing the lines flying through the air and hearing the humming of the rods being reeled in... It's as beautiful as the finest piece of music you'll ever listen to.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Love at first sight...

 No matter how bad your day is going .. Just imagine a cute little guy like this greeting you at the door. How can you resist such a sweet face💝

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pure love...

On writing the Last Firefly..

The Last Firefly

Summer solstice 2017 ...

Wordless Wednesday...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday Teaser..

The Last Firefly

Layla was behind the wheel; she’s known for being a terrible driver and having a short temper. I can say with certainty that her temper can be controlled at times, her driving skills… Not so much. My imaginary brakes were wearing out as Layla tailgated cars in front of her, zipped through every yellow light and sharply turned each corner. At one point she casually checked her GPS going full speed ahead. 
“Layla, keep your eyes on the road; I’ll check the GPS!” I yelled, as we narrowly missed another collision. The bagel with cream cheese I had for breakfast was yearning to escape.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Gillian wants to know..

The following questions were asked by avid reader Gillian V. Thanks so much for contacting me, I really enjoyed reading and answering your questions. If you have a question or two..Please send to:
  • You are given the opportunity to meet one of the following, who would you choose? Someone guaranteed to have meaningful conversations with or someone guaranteed to have amazing physical connections with?  Meaningful conversation, the conversation may have a lasting impact on my life and I may learn something new.
  • Would you rather join a book club or an adventure club? Adventure club sounds more exciting.
  • What  do you do to relax?  Read poetry, listen to music, and most of all go biking. It's one of the most peaceful things you can do. I have a very beautiful trail that goes around a lake and the view is just lovely. So not only do you get a good workout, but you also get out into the fresh air and just enjoy the tranquility. It gives me time to  clear my head and think, not only about writing, but also about life.
  •  What's your dream vacation?  I would love to visit the Jeju Island.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Private investigator Camille Sheridan...

 Private investigator Camille Sheridan...The Last Firefly

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Asked and answered...

I often get e-mail from readers asking  me why I don't have much of a presence on social media.  I love blogging it's so random at times and not as bogged down as Facebook and other social media sites. I enjoy connecting with my readers, but Facebook just isn't my thing. I'm on once in awhile, but I prefer other forms of communication. I really appreciate everyone who takes the time to send me an e-mail or leave a comment on my blog💞. Click to make contact

The Last Firefly...

One thing I absolutely  loved about The Last Firefly is watching the progression of the characters. We first meet Chris, Luke and Camille as teenagers; later when we meet them again, they're in their 30's. The world around them has changed and life may or may not have turned out the way they expected it to.


Monday, June 12, 2017

The night...

From the Song "I'll Be" by Edwin McCain

News & Updates..

The MHS  boxed set audiobook is complete and I must say that the narrator did an excellent job. She was able to capture the emotion and sensuality of both books. When you listen you'll be pleasantly surprised. I'll post the links to the book on Amazon, I-Tunes, and Audible as soon as they become available. Click to sign up for a free copy... While supplies last.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Audiobook listeners have their say..

"I love books that have good story lines. This is my first Sydney Arrison book, and it gave me a little of everything I love. Brooklyn is the daughter of the governor. After an attempt on the governor's life, Brooklyn meets detective Song Kai. And from there we have an incredible story. From the whodunnit of the murder attempt to the budding love between Brooklyn and Song, I was drawn in. 

There are a few twists and turns throughout the book, some angst and sadness from the past to overcome and abundant passion with the two main characters. I have to say that the character of Mattice, Song's partner really brought a lot of humor to the story as well. What a great friend who just tells it like it is! Arrison knows how to weave all the different parts together for a wonderful story.

Rose Lane did an beautiful job performing this book. She has a rich, warm voice giving the story the emotion necessary to draw you in. Loved the narration!"

Friday, June 9, 2017

Thursday, June 8, 2017


 My Heart in Seoul

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017


Tuesday Teaser...

Hear Jasmine and Wen come to life...

I'm so happy to announce that one of my favorite stories...My first love, My Heart In Seoul will soon be released as an audiobook.  Click to send an e-mail  if you'd like to receive a free complimentary copy  when the book is released... while supplies last.
Jasmine Sinclair is a successful New York reporter. She’s used to reporting the news, not making the news. After she finds herself in the middle of a major scandal; and relentlessly pursued by the press, she flees the country with her father.

Intoxicated by the nightlife in Seoul, Jasmine dares to approach a mysterious and handsome stranger. The encounter leads to an unforgettable, passion filled weekend, but upon returning to New York Jasmine soon realizes; that nothing will quell her yearning to be with the man she loves. Will distance, ambitions and family-ties keep them apart or will they find each other again?

Monday, June 5, 2017

Marvelous Monday..

One thing I'm looking forward to doing this Summer is visiting a ton of museums.

Readers have their say..

"I am very impressed with the book. This book had intrigue, suspense, drama and love. All the characters are very memorable and interesting. Excellent plot. Romantic love story between Brooklyn and Song. Happy that through their individual heartache, they found each other and love."

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The classics..

If you're looking for a nice quick read, check out these short stories by John Steinbeck.  Just kickback with a nice cup of coffee or tea... And enjoy this fabulous collection.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Friday, June 2, 2017

Summer goals..

This Summer I'm going to plant my first vegetable garden. I think I'll plant tomatoes, spinach and cabbage.  If you have any gardening tips, please let me know. I have a lot of bunnies around my house, so it's going to be quite a challenge. 😌

Brooklyn wishes..

Shakespeare: "A Midsummer Night’s Dream"