BRUSHING UP AGAINST FAME

Fame is fairly easy to achieve these days with the advent of social media. Criminals post their whereabouts on Facebook and even post video of the criminal act on YouTube The fame that might ensue entices and lures them to stupidity. I’ll admit I’ve yearned for fame as a writer, but these days I’ll settleContinue reading “BRUSHING UP AGAINST FAME”

Thoughts on Moving

My brain struggles to keep it all straight, so a little notebook has become my friend in recent weeks. We’ve made some major decisions in the past month that will impact our lives for years. Timing seems to be a little off, but I believe there is a reason for everything. It sometimes takes yearsContinue reading “Thoughts on Moving”

#Climate Change – Not Allowed in Florida

During my tenure as a writer/editor/public relations director at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, the agency took very seriously the threat of climate change to a state surrounded on three sides by water and subject to violent storm surges, eroding beaches, and disappearing habitat. The endangerment of 575 species of wildlife and 700Continue reading “#Climate Change – Not Allowed in Florida”

Snuggle Up with Some #Free #Florida #Fiction

As the holidays loomed, I pulled together my three Florida novels into one box set. Now that we’re cozy in front of fires and hibernating a bit here in the north, here’s a chance to go to Florida for free. For the next three days (February 4, 5, 6), my Florida Fiction Series box setContinue reading “Snuggle Up with Some #Free #Florida #Fiction”

Native Lands – New Release

It’s an exciting day for me–one eight years in the making. Native Lands is now a reality. It went from Connecting the Dots in its original form in 2006 when I participated in a Novel in a Month group. My month stretched out into 100 months, but I did take a break from it inContinue reading “Native Lands – New Release”

#BP Oil Spill Four Years Ago – Let Us Not Forget

BP’s oil spill in 2010 still haunts us today as scientists study the lingering effects of the millions of barrels of oil that gushed into the Gulf of Mexico. At the time of the spill, I worked for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission as a public relations director. Immediately, our agency became watchdogsContinue reading “#BP Oil Spill Four Years Ago – Let Us Not Forget”

#BP Oil Spill Four Years Later

Almost four years after Deepwater Horizon caught on fire and opened up the well that gushed millions of gallons of oil in the Gulf of Mexico, some of the long term effects are being felt. BP’s oil spill may be with us for many decades to come. Let us not forget the lessons learned. SafetyContinue reading “#BP Oil Spill Four Years Later”

Natives Lands – Chapter One

When the Spanish landed near St. Augustine, Florida, in the sixteenth century, the Timucua (Spanish named them; the Timucua near St.Augustine called their village Seloy) occupied several hundred villages in one-third of Florida. Most historians agree they lived from St. Augustine to west of Tallahassee, and south to Tampa Bay. Much of what we doContinue reading “Natives Lands – Chapter One”

#Florida Fiction – Celebrate #Earth Day 2014

Florida–surrounded on both sides by water–is vulnerable to the changes inherent in the world today. Sea level rises, beach erosion, and increased intensity of hurricanes leave the state open to natural disasters. Add to that the unmitigated sprawl of developers to the Sunshine State for its landscape and warm weather, and all the elements forContinue reading “#Florida Fiction – Celebrate #Earth Day 2014”

#Oil Spills Continue

As I began to think about how to celebrate Earth Day 2014 and to remember the BP oil spill four years ago on April 20, 2010, I learned of another oil spill in Galveston, Texas, that threatened one the the largest bird nesting sites. (Click here for article from the Texas Tribune). Most disturbing ofContinue reading “#Oil Spills Continue”