Winter Light, Excerpt #5

Chapter Three As she zipped up her coat, Allie reminded Todd to pull the a-frame sign from the sidewalk before he locked up. The newest books in their stock were listed on the sign. She’d decorated the corners with holly leaves and berries depicted in green and red chalk which had been scuffed off inContinue reading “Winter Light, Excerpt #5”

Winter Light, Excerpt #4

Chapter Two continued… Lydia was unusually silent in the truck’s passenger seat. Luke glanced at her several times, trying to gauge what she might be thinking. “Pumpkin—” “Did you really kiss the bookstore lady?” Crud. Was that what she was thinking about? “I did. We were very young.” “What about Mommy?” “I hadn’t even metContinue reading “Winter Light, Excerpt #4”

Winter Light, Excerpt #3

Chapter Two Allie realized straightaway she should have just let him introduce himself and be done with it. Sometimes she didn’t know when to leave well enough alone. She understood that, and yet she still managed to open her mouth and stick her foot in on a regular basis. She watched his hand drop fromContinue reading “Winter Light, Excerpt #3”

Winter Light, Excerpt #2

Excerpt #2 (Chapter One continued) Luke hung up the phone. He pushed his palm across his head, fingers dragging through disheveled hair. “Damn it.” Snatching his coat from the rack by the door, Luke swore again. He shoved his arms into the garment, the fabric still chilled from his recent trek among the douglas firs.Continue reading “Winter Light, Excerpt #2”

Winter Light, Excerpt #1

As Winter Light is a novella, these excerpts will be short, but sweet. There will be one every day this week, though, starting with this one. Chapter One On her knees in the barren display window, Allie considered the challenge of vacant space. If nothing else, it could be a great topic for her nextContinue reading “Winter Light, Excerpt #1”

Hurry Home For Christmas Excerpt 3

Chapter Two Driving into town in a rented Chevy two days later, Eve realized even the name, Connor Falls, sounded ridiculously close to the Bedford Falls from the classic Christmas movie. The small town might even have passed for a movie set with its long, quaint main street, original turn-of-the-last-century homes planted in narrow sideContinue reading “Hurry Home For Christmas Excerpt 3”

Hurry Home for Christmas Excerpt 2

continued from Monday… Eve could tell by Stanley’s expression he’d already moved on in his head to time constraints and production and perhaps the bottle in his desk. She waited until he had fully retreated behind his closed door before reaching into her top drawer for a needle and thread. She tossed her coat onContinue reading “Hurry Home for Christmas Excerpt 2”

Hurry Home For Christmas Excerpt

  Chapter One Eve glared at the elevator call button in frustration. What mental abilities might it take to will the elevator down from the upper floors? With arms so full she didn’t dare attempt to move a single package, she glanced around for the usual jostling crowd fighting for entry into the cubicle. InContinue reading “Hurry Home For Christmas Excerpt”

The Chicken Teapot and the Fantastically Lovely Day

Today was one of those days that ended up being exceptional, and for no particular reason. The purpose of my excursion was to find a local “fruit stand” (a misnomer, if you ask me) in order for my daughter-in-law to buy some thyme plants for her little garden in the backyard. I wasn’t exactly sureContinue reading “The Chicken Teapot and the Fantastically Lovely Day”

Words – Interview with Tony Lucca

Robin: I have with me today singer/songwriter Tony Lucca. Welcome, Tony. Thank you for agreeing to let me interview you. Tony: Certainly, my pleasure! Robin: You are my first interview for the “Words” segment of my blog, in which I hope to celebrate the singular power of words, from those who write them to thoseContinue reading “Words – Interview with Tony Lucca”