Water Dance is Here

Growing up, no one told me that Michigan had a west coast. As my father’s daughter, our family would barrel through the center of the Lower Peninsula to get to the real goods, the Upper Peninsula, by way of the mighty Mackinac Bridge. It wasn’t until I turned 20 that...

Read the First Chapter of Water Dance

Return to Kerby Lodge in Water Dance Water Dance A Lake Michigan Lodge Story CHAPTER 1   “Better lake than never!” KERBY LODGE GUEST BOOK     “Merci beaucoup, Señor,” I said to Luke. Luke set a warm cup of Swiss chocolate on the desk in our...

Work Writing Like a Job

Want to Write? Work it Like a Job. For as long as I can remember, I’ve been inspired to write. From morning till night I have always had a constant stream of letters, headlines, dialogue, jokes and book ideas running through my head. Trouble is, that’s where most of...

Swim Safe in Lake Michigan

Swimming Safe in Lake Michigan HGTV Beachfront Bargain Hunt is a guilty pleasure with early morning coffee. The still blue saltwater of their tropical locations looks so pretty, but I know I’d be disappointed. The air is no doubt warm, and the water, warmer. But you...

Finishing Shoulder Season

Taking the Book Out of the Oven As difficult as it was to find the first few words of the book Shoulder Season, it was even more difficult to know when to stop writing. To set down the writing of Shoulder Season and call it done. The book writing process is a new one...