Thursday, July 29, 2010

Nice Review of Wildflower Bride

On Melanie Dickerson's Blog

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

A buffalo and me

I spent yesterday at the Durham Western Heritage Museum
in my constant striving
to learn every possible thing about western history.

Hey, it's a hobby, what can I say???

Here I am posing in front of a buffalo.

I'm the one on the left, shut up.

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Monday, July 26, 2010


I'm on
Good Reads
all week.

I'm supposed to be TALKING to people so that could get a little scary.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Long Horns

I was at a museum that had a stuffed longhorn in it. He seemed really FRIENDLY.
I read somewhere that when longhorns went wild in Texas they took up the place in the ecological world that the buffalo had occupied and Texans viewed them as really dangerous and useless beasts. Rounding them up and driving them to market was groundbreaking because they were so skinny and dangerous they weren't really thought of as a food source.
But they were TOUGH.
They survived when weaker breeds of cattle didn't.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Night at the Museum

I take pictures of WORDS at museums almost more than THINGS.
I need to remember the context of what I saw.
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Book of the Year Finalist

I am really thrilled to announce that I am a double finalist in the American Christian Fiction Writer's Book of the Year Contest.


are both finalists in the
Long Historical Category
The winner will be announced at the ACFW Conference in September.
But I'm totally claiming the finalist nod as a win.
Anything else is just extra cool. :)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

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I'm sorry but I remember owning these

Except for the zipping sound when you walked, they were really COOL!

Monday, July 12, 2010

And did'ya SELL any dresses?

Lane Bryant is still around. Maybe we're just a little more sensitive now.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Quote for the day

Straightjackets are quite therapeutic. Calming, actually. A constant hug.
And here is Pepper's review of

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

This is fun-Give it a few seconds to load

And Carolyn Scheidies who is in this video, has also written an online review of Doctor in Petticoats.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Living Lie Detector Plant

I was just gone a COUPLE OF DAYS!!!
Well, four.
I came home to this.
Let's call it performance art.
Death on the Porch.
Death on the Parch
It hung from my porch, a living lie detector plant.
"Do you keep your plants watered, Ms Connealy?"
The needle goes crazy.
But then I watered it and
At 6 pm I come home to this.
Now why would a plant be so picky, huh?
Is it a plant or is it an inflatable toy?
A water balloon plant, maybe?
Do they have those?
It stand up,

it deflates,

it stand up,
it deflates.
I've been through this cycle several times before.
I think I need a cactus.

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Thursday, July 01, 2010


Beth and Alex survive a stage coach accident. Beth realizes the derelict in the stagecoach with her is a doctor and she forces him to help tend the injured. Alex finds he can care for the patients as long as Beth is right beside him. . .yelling at him.

Alex saves Beth’s sister’s life, but he only has the courage to treat patients as long as Beth is there. The one way to keep her close it to marry her. Beth thinks he’s a lunatic, but there’s no denying his skill, and she’s so empathic she can see the terrible price Alex pays to help hurting people. Besides, she owes the loco doctor for saving Sally.

She agrees to marry him. Her parents, Clay and Sophie protest the sudden marriage, but when Beth agrees to the marriage they grant their blessing.

And that’s when the real trouble begins. A bounty hunter is on Alex’s trail for desertion from the army. Alex has to live long enough to turn himself in, and then he may face a firing squad. And this all happens right when Alex is getting to be semi-sane and Beth is just starting to like him.