Saturday, April 30, 2022

Yesterday's Treasures

 Yes!   Yesterday's Treasures has been released. You can now find it in paperback or Kindle.  It's also FREE in Kindle Unlimited.  Here's a little bit about it, but of course, there's no spoilers.  Hope you enjoy it. Head over to my Facebook page to enter a contest.

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Ten years after two little boys unexpectedly arrived in 1882 for a short time-travel visit, they have changed and grown to near adult status – one a late teen in high school and one a young man in college.  They rarely mention what happened to them that day in the treehouse.  In fact, it is the major cause for their distancing from one another.  Bobby was very young at the time, so he believed it all to be a dream he had about Peter Pan and Never Land, but Johnny knew the truth and spent all of his time and energy making sure his little brother did not remember the events of that day for fear he would tell anyone who listened where they had been.  Later, their perception of events caused a split between them, causing their parents to wonder what happened to their boys who were so close when they were younger.

As our story shifts focus to a new decade, Jay, formerly known as Johnny and one of Yesterday’s Boys, is grown to manhood and finds himself enlisted in the Army at the beginning of America’s involvement in World War II.  Knowing the dangers Jay may face, the boys finally talk things out and make amends.  When Jay confesses to Bob that he used the watch to return to the past, and that everything Bob had thought was only a dream was in reality the truth, the boys realize just how much they need each other.  A new bond is formed; it’s strong and one that will never be broken again from that day forward.

Bob makes a promise to himself that he will do everything in his power to help Jay in his mission to get an important message to the year 1892.  Can he do it?  Will he be able to circumvent all obstacles that get in his way?  From the day he makes his promise, he never waivers in his goal, as he seeks out various ways to time travel, so he and Jay will never be hindered again in continuing the Clark family line.

Friday, April 22, 2022

Carl Sagan


I came across this writing of Carl Sagan's.  It struck a chord with me.  I especially like the line, "Books Break the Shackles of Time."  It seemed fitting for my A Slip in Time series.

BTW, Yesterday's Treasures is ahead of schedule.  I might be making an announcement real soon!

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter

Happy Easter, everyone.  May you have a wonderful and blessed day with family and friends.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Spell Checkers

 I've been a little silent here lately, because we are working so hard to get Yesterday's Treasures just right for you. I have a wonderful group of beta readers who diligently go over every word I write, but it's never enough. I'm sure you've all found a mistake or two along the way. Please forgive me. When it is pointed out, I try to correct it immediately, but it may be too late for those of you who have already purchased one of my books.

I'm sure you're already familiar with spell checkers, but here is a cute explanation of how they work. It's the main reason why I can't rely on technology. So hang on. We're getting closer every day to publishing Book #10 in A Slip in Time.

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Coming Soon

 I did a happy dance yesterday, because I finished Yesterday's Treasures, Book 10 in A Slip in Time. I'll take a day off so I can start with a fresh mind tomorrow, then I'll begin the arduous task of proofreading and editing, before the manuscript is sent off to my beta readers for more critiquing. But with any luck, this book might come to you earlier than I originally thought. Stay tuned. The Boys might need you!

Thursday, March 17, 2022

My Irish Heritage


Happy Saint Patrick's Day! Yes, I am Irish. The photo is of The O'Brien Tartan Plaid. Isn't it beautiful? The O'Briens on my family tree goes back to 1135, but there are many other names listed as well, such as O'Connor, Kennedy, O'Kelly, MacWilliam, MacNamara, and on and on. Although all of these people are on my family tree, my Irish percentage is small, but I still claim it proudly. How Irish are you?

Monday, February 28, 2022

An Irish American Trilogy


It's beginning to feel like spring where I live. We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. Today the high will be a whopping 42 degrees, and it looks to go upwards from there throughout the week. People have even spotted robins, flocks of them, which is a sure sign of warmer weather. So to get in the spirit of March, I thought I'd remind you of the first series I wrote, The White Pine Trilogy. It's set in the woods of Michigan and involves two families, one of Irish descent. So what better time to start reading these than as we're heading into the month that holds St. Patrick's Day. Be sure to start with The Tangled Roots of Bent Pine Lodge, a feel good love story you won't forget, with flashbacks to World War II era. Here's the link:

Let me know what you think. and don;t forget to leave a review.  It's really appreciated.

Saturday, February 5, 2022

Romance and Love in Ruby and Sal

 Looking for a gift for a loved one on Valentine's Day?  Think about books, especially one that inspires romance and passion.  You can find it all right here in Ruby and Sal, Book #1 of The Unforgettables.  Great for both men and women, this series touches base on many historical figures in the West Michigan area, including Al Capone who plays a  part in this story. It turns out that guns, mobsters, and prohibition were all a part of Ivy's great-grandmother's life.  Find out how it affects her life today in this amazing mystical series. 

Here's a small Excerpt:

Three men got out of the car, but it was the man who last exited who immediately drew her attention.  He wore a long coat, even though it was warm out, and he, too, wore a black homburg on his head.  He had white spats snapped over his shoes and when he turned to look at her, she noticed three deep scars running down his cheek.  Having seen posters in the post office for the FBI’s most dangerous criminal list, she was shocked when she realized that the famous Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was standing in front of her.  Ruby wanted to run inside, but if she did, she would miss speaking with Salvatore.

Salvatore’s boss said something to him, and as he gestured toward Ruby, he chuckled the way all men did when they looked at her now.  Ruby could see Salvatore’s face color, he nodded, and then he walked directly toward her.  When he approached the porch, he tipped his hat, and said, “Good afternoon, miss.  I’m Salvatore D’Angelo.  I believe we met a while back, but I never got your name.”

“I’m – my name is Ruby.  Ruby Shaeffer.  My Pa owns this place.”

He smiled that flirtatious way he had, with his white teeth and teasing eyes; it seemed to Ruby that the birds were singing just for her.  “I see.  Well, my boss over there needs to have a meeting with your father, but first he would like to know if he can have some water.”

“Sure, of course.  I’ll get a pitcher and bring it right out.”  Ruby knew by the heat she felt rising on her face that she was blushing, but she managed to give him a small smile in return.  It was then that her father came out of the garage.  He quickly walked over and invited Mr. Capone to sit on the porch.  Ivy excused herself, and went inside for some cold water.  When she returned the men were seated at the table, and as she poured the water, she was aware of Mr. Capone’s eyes following her.  He chuckled, and said, “Ya gonna let this one get away, Salvatore?  Go on.  We don’t need ya here.”

“Yes, sir.  I won’t be long.”

“I’m sure you won’t.”  The men laughed raucously, and Ruby was surprised and humiliated to see her father join in.

Get your cope of Ruby and Sal here:



Sunday, January 23, 2022

Where Can Jay Be?

Time is getting away from you.  Don't waste another minute.  Read Yesterday's Boys to discover what happened to the little brothers who found themselves in the wrong place and time.

Look for Book 10, Yesterday's Treasures, coming this spring.