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.

Kaiden and Lily

The Wedding and Reception

After more than eighteen months, my son Kaiden was able to marry Lily, the woman he fell in love with in Mozambique. Here are some pictures from their December 14th wedding and reception.

Kaiden and Lily

Setting up for the Wedding: Transforming the Gym with a False Ceiling

After doing research, I decided transforming the gym with a false ceiling would be our best bet of creating something memorable out of an ordinary space.

Author's note about the novel How Far

Author’s Note about the Novel How Far

These were the questions I thought about as I began writing How Far. I wanted to show one man’s dilemma in balancing his need to protect his daughter against his duty to obey the law, and to depict his struggle in an overloaded system where there are no second chances for the innocent victims.

Signs that you're an author, you know you're an author if

Signs that You’re an Author (You Know You’re an Author When)

Are you one of those crazy authors? These signs that you’re an author are a surefire way to find out. You know your an author when . . .

A Sincere thank you for your love and support

A Sincere Thank You for Your Love and Support

I am humbled and awed at the outpouring of love that I received from readers and friends after my announcement about my sister’s illness. It really helped to have your well-wishes and prayers as I had to say goodbye to her.

Fiance visa journey

To the US from Mozambique, Fiance Visa Journey

My son’s up and down journey to bring his fiancée to the United States on a fiance visa.

All I want for Christmas

My Merry Christmas Book Memes

It’s time for some fun Christmas memes. Some of these are book memes and some are just fun. Merry Christmas!

Lisbon shows how to do cartwheels

How to do a Cartwheel (from Lisbon)

Lisbon is super excited to show off her new talent!

Liana's Bacon Mash, Recipe Even Kids Will Love

Liana’s Bacon Mash, Recipe Even Kids Will Love

Here is a bacon mash recipe even kids will love. In fact, it’s one of my kids favorite meals. All seven of them will eat it and most really love it. Score for me!