Margaret's Blog

Last week the family came into town and we went on a little vacation to Tucson.  At the Tanque Verde Ranch, the children learned to ride horses, and I went on…
Fellow Wild Rose Press author Stella Jayne Phillips asks guest authors on her blog to write a travelogue about the setting in their books.
What a week!  My second novel, Joyous Lies, launched Monday, February 15, 2021.
If you are reading this, you are on the internet. We are connecting. In the short thirty years since the internet was invented, we take it for granted. 
It’s Jane Austen’s birthday today. She would have been, poor thing, 245 years old. But Jane was no poor thing. Her books are timeless. 
When I started writing my new novel, Joyous Lies, my main character, Maelle, popped into my head. Brought up on the organic farm of her hippie grandparents, Maelle feels an affinity…
Whether it is turkey or chicken, I’m going with home-made stuffing. My grandmother’s recipe, with onions, apples, walnuts, and thyme.
In this seemingly endless moment of pandemic and political news blaring from every corner, I needed to calm myself. I turned, not to the bottle or another slice of sourdough…
You're the first to see this beautiful cover for my new novel, Joyous Lies. 
Drum roll please!   Today I launch my new website.  Thanks to webmaster extraordinaire, Margaret Carson, this site will be easy to navigate, talk about the writing life, ...
As we move slowly, six feet apart from each other, through the coronavirus pandemic, I’m reminded of another pandemic.
When I was a child, I used to imagine the years of life as a ladder. Each rung represented a year, and in my imagination, the rungs had different colors.
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