Hi Katie, Thank you so much for the invitation to your blog.
Well, it’s a New Year folks. I wish all of you a good one.
I imagine everyone is recuperating from the holidays, thinking about the resolutions made.
I didn’t make any. Did you?
Where do you live?
Here, in Pittsburgh, PA, the weather is at its worst in January, February and well into March. I dislike cold weather and all the white stuff that falls from the sky. I’d love to fly south for the winter. Does anyone want to donate to my “Get thee to a warm place fund?”
I don’t like to drive on our hilly roads, breathe in the icy air, shovel and salt the walks and driveway. So, how do I try to get through each freezing day?
I get the “have to do’s” over with first. Then I put on my warm sweat pants and shirt, curl up in my favorite tilt-back chair, have a hot pot of tea on my little table, wrap myself in an afghan, and either work on my story with my computer on my lap, or read a good book. Now, that is enjoyment on these cold winter days. I’m all snuggly and warm.
Yes, yes, yes, I know some people like winter, I’m just one of those that don’t, so don’t smack me, please.
When I sink into a good book, I am lost within the pages, escaping the blustering wind outside and yes, looking at that white stuff. An adventure, a mystery, a paranormal, a romance or maybe a space trip into the realms of a far off universe sweeps me out of my misery. I’m with the characters, and I live their adventures and forget about the frost on my windows.
Or, I write new adventures, getting lost in my characters, and wondering how the heck I’m going to get them out of the trouble I have put them into. I make the setting a warm climate-- it helps.
I like to take odd characters, mix them together and see how they will react to each other. What fun. When I’m lost in my writing, I lose track of time, and can ignore the salt trucks rumbling up my street. And when I write “up” I do mean “up.”
So, are you a winter lover or hater?
And, of course I mean people that live in snowy, cold season places.Let me offer you an escape with “Gypsy Crystal” and a shorter escape with “Wild Blackberries.”
By Lorrie Unites-Struiff
Everyone has secrets.
Homicide Detective Rita Moldova has a secret, a crystal amulet from her Roma bloodline that shows her the last image a victim had seen before they died. Now, a ritual killer is terrorizing her town and the crystal’s magic has suddenly stopped.
FBI agent, Matt Boulet, is sent to lead the task force and gives the group strange orders. Worse, Rita senses he is holding back a deep dark secret about the killer.
When she confronts her seer mother’s advice, she learns another secret about their clan that she finds impossible to swallow.
Rita swims through a whirlpool of confusion as the investigation continues. Can Rita deny the lore of the ancients? Can she deny her growing feelings for Matt Boulet?
Gypsy Crystal is available in PRINT and Multiple E-book formats at Amazon
A short story and a roller coaster ride of thrills and chills.
Morgan is researching on an Indian reservation in Prescott, Arizona, for her new paranormal novel. She doesn’t believe in the paranormal, but writes it for the trend and the nice royalties. That is until her soon to be divorced husband tries to kill her, and she survives by her wits and a little “strange” help.
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