Tuesday, February 26, 2013


“It’s so wonderfully cold that my whole body crackles!” said the Snow Man. ~ Snowman, Hans Christian Anderson
      “That is wonderfully beautiful,” said a young girl, who came with a young man into the garden.
       They both stood still near the Snow Man, and contemplated the glittering trees. “Summer cannot show a more beautiful sight,” said she; and her eyes sparkled.
       “And we can’t have such a fellow as this in summer-time,” replied the young man, and he pointed to the Snow Man. “He is capital.”
      The girl laughed, nodded at the Snow Man, and then danced away over the snow with her friend—over the snow that cracked and crackled under her tread as if she were walking on starch.

Read Snowman online here >>

My post "Romancing the Snow" at Author Memories >> 

Friday, February 15, 2013

Huz Interview: The Inside Scoop on Kathleen Y'Barbo

Today we welcome Kathleen Y'Barbo's husband, Robert.

Kathleen Y’Barbo is the author of Her Holiday Fireman, Rocky Mountain Heiresses, and Flora’s Wish, among others. You may visit her website at www.kathleenybarbo.com.

Robert, thank you for coming by!

Where did you meet (author) and how long have you been married?

We met in high school around 1973. Didn’t see each other for 35 years and now we have been married for two years.
Who lives at home with you (children, pets, other)?

Two teenage boys, a dog, and a cat.

Did you know (author) was a writer before you were married?


What is your occupation and how long have you been working at that vocation?

Military – Air Force for 26 years.

What are a few of your favorite books and authors? (Not including your wife's.)

I’m a Tom Clancy, Vince Flynn, Dan Brown kind of reader.

Have you ever read any of your wife's books? If so, do you have a favorite?

I’ve read several of her books. So far my favorite is the new series she is writing for Harvest House. The Lives of Will Tucker. The first one – Flora’s Wish – comes out in February 2013

Where does Kathleen write?

Kitchen table, office desk, bed, car. Name it and she writes there.
What does she wear when writing?

Just normal casual clothes.
 that she ever asks you to do relating to her writing?
No, I do help her edit as she writes and sometimes she asks for the male point of view about things she is writing.
What activities do the two of you enjoy doing together as a couple?

Long drives, traveling, family gatherings, just about anything.

Now, from Kathleen:
Does your husband write? If so, please tell us about it. 

According to him, he writes checks, emails, and notes of apology when he does something stupid. I think he would make a brilliant writer. He’s smart, funny, and creative. Until he uses those talents to write his own book, I’m content to exploit them to help me write mine.

As an author, what is something exceptional that you appreciate about your husband relating to his support of your career.

Robert not only reads my books, he gives me good constructive help in writing them. He is truly my biggest fan and does what he does so I can do what I do. Just now he went out and bought a fresh supply of Diet Dr. Pepper because he noticed I was out—a dangerous situation on a writing day. J But most of all, he is truly and genuinely proud of me. I adore that—and him.

Thank you Robert and Kathleen! It was so nice to have you here at WTD!

For more Huz Interview Go HERE>>

Monday, February 4, 2013

A little note . . .

I'm sorry for having been missing as of late as I've been quite indisposed. I've either been in my writing cave or down with the flu, or both! I still have trouble with my wrist so that is a hindrance, as well. I'd appreciate your prayers for my health and for me to have the stamina, focus, and creativity to finish my tasks ahead. 

But on a cheerier note, some of my friends at the Regency Reflections blog are celebrating their first anniversary with a regency story serial and a scavenger hunt prize package. It sounds like such a delightful way to celebrate! Why not join them for the fun? Their story, A Suitable Match, starts Wednesday.


And, I did manage to get up my monthly post at Colonial Quills on the topic of New Media for Old Times. Perhaps you will find it helpful, and fun.