Through a Glass Darkly–eBook on Sale Today Only

TODAY ONLY Karleen Koen's novel THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY is on sale TODAY ONLY for $1.99. To order, go to BookBub at  https://www.bookbub.com/ebook-deals/latest?page=2 But today only. Publisher's Weekly says, "Readers will be captivated."   Karleen Koen has written four historical novels, teaches writing, and has worked as an editor. She lives in Houston, Texas.  

My Gratitude List: 12 Items, Girdles Not Included

Make no mistake: I am grateful. For my husband, my family, parents who gave me a good start and kept on giving, my home, teachers, education, friends, time to use as I wish, the rights guaranteed to me by the Constitution, the freedom to pursue happiness, good health, and a host of other blessings. But … Continue reading My Gratitude List: 12 Items, Girdles Not Included

Adventure in the Far West

A week in beautiful Alpine, Texas, to attend the Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Institute held unparalleled adventure for Gale and me. It started with getting lost about twenty miles from home and ended with finding a dead banana at the bottom of my Austin Mystery Writers tote bag. In between lay being rear-ended … Continue reading Adventure in the Far West

Mama and the Ground Glass Resurface

In Monday's post, I announced my goals for Round 3 of A Round of Words in 80 Days (ROW80): To write 300 words a day, five days a week; and Not to haul myself out of bed at 5:00 a.m. to write the 300 words. So far, the latter goal has been easier to accomplish … Continue reading Mama and the Ground Glass Resurface

My Writing Day: Extremism in Defense of Liberty

Julia Cameron, in her book The Artist's Way, stresses the importance of both writing and playing. At the WLT Summer Writing Retreat, Karleen Koen reminded students of Cameron's Artist's Date—a weekly solo "adventure" to feed the soul and allow for continued creativity. Since leaving the retreat, I've been thinking about possibilities for my Artist's Dates. … Continue reading My Writing Day: Extremism in Defense of Liberty

Taking Off the Ruby Slippers

As I've no doubt made abundantly clear, I spent last week at the Writers' League of Texas Summer Writing Retreat in Alpine, Texas. The seat of Brewster County, Alpine, population 5905, lies at an altitude of 4485 feet. My altitude, during the retreat, was about double that of Alpine's. I was enrolled in Karleen Koen's … Continue reading Taking Off the Ruby Slippers