My husband decided to marry me on the sound advice of a fortune cookie. I'm not making this up. Let me start from the beginning. When Wayne asked me to marry him I didn't give him the chance to change his mind. We set the date and within the month, I had my wedding dress picked out, mom and dad had the down payment on the rental hall, and the invitations were ordered. Then Wayne decided to change jobs, taking a substantial cut in pay. He wasn't sure he could make it financially and taking on the responsibility of a wife made him think twice. With his heart on his sleeve he asked me if I'd be willing to put off the wedding for a year. Read the full blog.
Growing up my brother was a pest. There's no other way to describe him. For most of our years together we had a love/hate relationship common among siblings. Actually, I should probably thank my brother for giving my publishing career its initial start. I kept a diary back in those days, starting around the time I was in the sixth grade. Fact is, I still write in one daily but I'm more sophisticated now and call it my journal . . . but I digress. Read the full blog.
Wayne and I were blessed with two daughters and two sons. All four of the kids were born within a five year span which meant that they were all teenagers at the same time. To put it mildly, the hormones bounced off the walls at our house. To complicate matters, if the kids weren't bickering with one another they were butting heads with Wayne and me.
Many of the plot points in the Cedar Cove books involving the relationships between Olivia and Justine and Grace and her two daughters evolved out of that time with my own young adult daughters. Read the full blog
Welcome back to Season 3 of the Cedar Cove television series! One of the best parts of being an Executive Producer is the opportunity to visit the set and spend time with the actors. From what I've seen and heard, Season 3 is destined to be the best one yet. It seems that every year gets better and better.
In reading over the scripts I can tell you there are some great episodes in the works, episodes with twists and turns and surprises. I can hardly wait!!! Read the full blog.
Some days it’s needed more than others
I had one of those mornings yesterday. I was up and heading to the pool for my half mile of laps and feeling righteous. I tore into the water only to find that my goggles leaked—bad! (If you're a swimmer you know how annoying that is.)
Seeing my struggles, the lifeguard suggested I turn the goggles upside down. It worked! That's a great analogy for life, isn't it? Gaining a new perspective by looking at matters a different way. It helps us to make adjustments in our way of thinking and our behavior. And trust me, I needed that positive attitude because a short while later I got trapped in an elevator, all by myself, in a basement. Luckily I had my cell phone with me and I was rescued in short order.
Yup, it was one of those days!