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Wake up, you silly muse!

I, as many authors have, have had times when I’d sit down to write and the words just do not want to come. There are many distractions, like a sunny day outside your window (because who wouldn’t rather be outside playing?), family members talking, construction going on near by, or just plan ole procrastination. I […]

Daydreaming of Cookies

So I was sitting here thinking about dream jobs.  Number one was veterinarian, but number two was bakery owner.  Neither of those is probably surprising, but alas, obviously I have way too much time on my hands. So going along with my daydream, being a vet is out. The closest vet school is  A&M.  Can’t […]

The Amazing Kimber Sauce

I’ve been promising this recipe for a while now and I finally remembered to ask Kimber if I could share it.  This is a family recipe from my good friend and critique partner, Kimberly Gardner.  My boys fell in love with it and named it Kimber Sauce so it had become a staple in our household; […]

Lemon Cookies

I have been wanting to try these cookies! Lemon Cookies Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 tablespoon lemon zest 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup sliced almonds Directions: Preheat oven […]

Jeffers vs. Alexa

In the last manuscript I turned into my editor, I drifted away from Regelence society and visited a highlander planet called Skye.  It made me conscious of just how much I missed Regelence society.  And…that got me thinking.  Would I really want to live in Regelence’s society? One thing led to another and I realized […]

Indispensable Writing Tools

*Scrivener *Scapple *spiral notebooks *a Roomba *crockpots *bread machine * a dog door (Which I don’t use because Hiccup & Astrid are idiots and can’t be trusted not to eat things they shouldn’t) *critique partners. (You gotta have someone to talk you off the ledge!) *family (These are the people, who make your day brighter […]

Scottish Shortbread Cookies

As you probably know by my post about tea, I love shortbread cookies. Well I found a good recipe and wanted to share it with all of you. I cannot believe how simple, yet how delicious these are. I gave my niece a sandwich bag of them and told her to share with my mother. […]