Another Healing

Another Healing

Friday, July 25, 2014

Big News!

I'm very excited to announce that my new novella, Natural Instincts, has been accepted by Dreamspinner Press!

It should be released sometime this coming winter. This seemed an auspicious time to make the announcement because I just began the first steps in the editing process this week, and the first thing I did was reread the story so it was all fresh in my mind. It is set on a small lake in a Vermont campground, and a Common Loon figures in the story in a major way. The night after I read the story, I was awoken by a loon calling on the lake. This is the first one I've heard all summer, though I've seen three since we moved to camp in June. How cool is that?

Another shot of the pair of loons from Fundy Natinal Park last week

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Home...well, Camp!

We're back safely. It seemed really strange not to be going home, but to camp. Now that we're here and unloaded and unpacked, it seems really good to be here. I think the best part of the whole trip was coming back here. For the first time, camp feels like...home.

I've been for a swim with fireflies and two black crowned night herons and huge flock of misquitoes. Someone on the other side of the bay shot off some fireworks. I figured it was in honor of me coming home, but I could be wrong.

Anyway, I feel refreshed. I needed a break from real life for a while. Of course, it's waiting for me, but I feel a bit more able to deal with it.

I wrote for several hours in the backseat today. I'm working on a novel called Jaithe. It started strongly this spring, then kind of locked up. I think it's free flowing again now, which is great. With any luck, the rest of the summer with have more pattern and I can find my balance again. I will rememeber the tides of Fundy and their rythm and find my own.

Thanks for journeying with me these last few days!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Tides, Waterfall, and Loons

Crazy, crazy tides here on the Bay of Fundy. Yes, both shots are of the same boat. 
Not a bad day with the camera. 
I'm sad that I have to head home tomorrow. It's beautiful world up here. But it's not mine.

Loons on Wolfe Lake

Dickson Falls

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Hopewell Rocks

This is another amazing place on the Bay of Fundy. Twice a day, you can walk on the ocean floor. The tides and their erosive powers have created a photographer's paradise. I spent the morning wandering around. I would love to be here alone sometimes, but the people really add perspective. It's good to be put in our place by nature. Before you can go down, you need to know what time the tide will turn, or else you can be cut off from the stairs and will have to spend a few uncomfortable hours clinging to the rocks above the tide line.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

New Brunswick

Bay of Fundy -- wild, magestic, magical, full of history of where the sea meets land in rough and compelling ways. A good place for photographers. A good place for writers. A good place for dragons.

I am here for four days.

Cape Engrage

Point Wolfe, Fundy National Park

Remains of an old sawmill's dam at Point Wolfe

Point Wolfe Covered Bridge

Lighthouse on Cape Enrage

Monday, July 7, 2014

Final Hours!

Final hours to enter into a drawing for a free copy of Another Healing on Allison Cassatta's blog. Read my interview! Thanks so much!

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Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Guest on Allison Cassatta's Blog

I'm the guest on Alison Cassatta's Blog today! Stop by and read my answers to her interview questions and enter into a drawing for a free copy of my most recent novel, Another Healing!

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