Sintra National Palace

Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra)

One of my favorite places to visit in Portugal is Sintra National Palace located in Sintra.

Street Smart by Teyla Branton (Imprints series)

Sneak Peek of Street Smarts (Imprints Book 6)

Here is a sneak peek of my upcoming Imprints mystery series featuring Autumn Rain.

Street Smart by Teyla Branton (Imprints series)

Cover Reveal for Street Smart (Imprints Book 6) by Teyla Branton

A sneak peek of the cover for my upcoming Imprints novel!

Parque da Paz in Almada Portugal

Lisbon 2019 Parque da Paz in Almada

While in Portugal my children always love a quick visit to the Parque da Paz (Park of Peace) to feed the pigeons, ducks, and geese.

Travels by Teyla Branton

Sneak Peek of Travels and Cover Reveal

It’s time for sixers to to fight back. Final book in the Colony Six series coming end of June 2019!

Lisbon's love notes, best mom I ever had

Lisbon’s Love Notes

My youngest child, Lisbon, and I often exchange notes on a whiteboard, and what she writes sometimes means so much, I just have to snap a picture!

Know When to Use Lay and Lie with Easy Examples

Know When to Use Lay and Lie with Easy Examples

Many writer have their characters do anything but lie down just to avoid mistakes. But knowing when to use lay and lie really isn’t that complicated. Want to get it right once and for all? Read on!

Sarah's gift from beyond the grave

Sarah’s Gift from Beyond the Grave

After my youngest sister Sarah Tarr (AKA Jazzy Blue Brite) died tragically and unexpectedly at age thirty-three in Jan 2019, I had a awful struggle dealing with the regrets surrounding her death.

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon's Story Writing

Encouraging a Child to Write, Lisbon’s Story Writing

Lisbon shares her stories for the first time.

Celebration of Life, Jazzy Style

Celebration of Life, Jazzy Style

When my younger sister died unexpectedly, we decided not to have a traditional funeral, but together with her many friends planned a Celebration of Life, where everyone wore blue or rainbow and where her fellow hoopsters would hula hoop with fire.