The Breaking Point


I come from a long line of excellent cooks. Gifted, southern women who know how to make flaky dinner rolls from scratch, who know how to make chocolate pie with up-to-there meringue, who can create heavenly kitchen scents which will bring even the manliest soldier to his knees. That is my heritage. I am the […]

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Mary kind of day . . .

windmill by pond

Forgive the writerly language. It’s just such an exquisite day, I couldn’t resist . . . Today is the kind of day I just want to praise You, God. It’s such a beautiful day. It’s the kind of day about which bestselling authors write bestselling descriptions, and transport readers to a place of hope, a […]

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Beauty College

foil wraps

I woke up today and knew it was time. Actually, I woke up two weeks ago and knew it was time, but since procrastination is one of my spiritual gifts, I put it off until today, when I couldn’t find any more excuses. I had to get my hair done. Yes, that’s right. What is, […]

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Chicken Poo


My hens are laying. And I have to tell you, home-grown eggs taste way better than store-bought eggs. But store-bought has its advantages, too, as I learned this past week. When I discovered my girls were putting out, I was thrilled. Each day, I went and gathered the three or four eggs I saw in […]

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Ding Dong


Sometimes I do something so unbelievable, I scratch my head and ask myself, “Did that really just happen?” Actually, those moments occur more than just sometimes. They seem to transpire more and more often, lately. Each time, I think I’ve accomplished the ultimate unbelievable event, and I’ll never top it. But then, a few days […]

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Letr frum Moses


Deer Santuh, Mi mom sed I’ve bin notty, and that she wuz gunna tell u all bout it. But I’d like a chans to tel mi sid of the storee. Its not ez havin four legs when everone els in the familee haz too legs. On top of that, I don’t spek English as wel […]

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Because He Loves Me


Last week I flooded my bathroom when I left the bath water running and forgot about it. Or at least, that’s what Superman says. I’ve decided to refer to the incident as “the day I cleaned the floors really well.” When I realized what I’d done, I had that moment of “Oh molasses, Superman’s gonna […]

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The Best Blessing


Remember when Thanksgiving meant getting two days off from school, getting to spend the whole day eating pie on the front porch at Memaw’s house and playing tag with your cousins? Remember when it meant too many relatives crowding into a too-small living room to say the prayer, and wondering who was going to volunteer […]

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I’ve decided to change my name to Calamity Jane. Or get a tattoo that says, “Walking Disaster.” Or both. Just this morning, I bemoaned the fact that nothing exciting has happened to me lately. Which is nice in real-world time, but in writer-world, that translates to “I don’t have anything interesting to write about.” Which […]

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Lone Star Ranger is almost here!

lone star ranger cover 2

Here it is! The cover for Lone Star Ranger, book 1 in The Texas Ranger Series. Available February 2015. Click on “My Book Table” above to order autographed copies of this or any of my other books.

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