One Author's Life: A Personal Blog

When Baking Brings Back Memories

July 29, 2015

One of the most popular desserts of the 1960s was Pineapple Upside-Down Cake. The way I remember it, there rarely seemed to be a gathering where someone didnít bring one, and church suppers often featured two or three. At home, my mom sometimes made one when it was her turn to host her (more…)

New Video! (Also known as a "Book Trailer")

July 15, 2015

A book trailer (or short video) is a way for an author to connect with her readers and let them know what her book is about.

At 5 minutes and 49 seconds, my new one is a little longer than most. While it focuses on my new book, we found it necessary to provide some context (more…)

The Lazy Days of Summer: Where Did They Go?

July 3, 2015

One of the saddest moments when youíve become an adult is when you realize that summer is not what it used to be.

Gone are the days of playing hopscotch, climbing trees, and getting on your motherís nerves.

Gone are the days when the only deadline is getting home in time for (more…)