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Alfred Hitchcock fans, this is for you –

Posted by on Sep 7, 2015 in Family, Oklahoma, Silly Stuff | 1 comment

We’ve been at my parents’ the last three nights enjoying the ending of pool season. Every night we watch a giant flock of birds swarm around their bedroom chimney. There’s been some debate on whether those birds were actually going into the chimney. Mom knew she had a bird, maybe a whole nest of birds in there because they could hear them at night, but she said there was no way all fifty or so birds could be living in there. My sister Becky and I watched and it sure appeared that they were darting into the chimney, but it was hard to tell from that angle. Eventually there were no birds left. Being an inquisitive sort…. Of course I couldn’t just let it go without finding out for sure whether there was a whole flock of birds in my...

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April 19, 1995 – What Remains

Posted by on Apr 19, 2015 in History, Oklahoma | 3 comments

Twenty years ago today I was eight months pregnant with our first child. Coy and I were young – married for less than two years – and still trying to find that happy distribution of chores, for which we are still searching. Having recently resigned from my job at our church office, I figured I was the one with the time to mow, so I was dressing in my yard work clothes that morning…those that I could still fit into…when I heard thunder. Immediately I went to the window and looked at the sky. Odd, there wasn’t a cloud in sight. But since storms usually come in from the west, I went to the kitchen to look. Nothing. How weird. I knew I heard thunder. My phone rang. It was Coy. He worked at a commercial laundry plant in...

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Breaking Up the Band…

Posted by on May 5, 2014 in Books, Oklahoma | 2 comments

You probably already know about our best-selling, phenomenal novella collection, A Match Made in Texas.   It’s the one I shared about here… and it was just as fun to work with Karen, Mary and Carol as I thought it’d be. We enjoyed hearing from so many of you who enjoyed the collection, and now we want to give even more of you a chance to try it out. Maybe you aren’t ready to make the commitment to buying the whole collection. That’s why our publisher has broke down the novellas into 4 short ebooks that can now….drum roll, please….be bought separately! That’s right you can now buy my novella “An Unforeseen Match” separately, although I just know you’ll want to read the other three, as well. Give one a try, then snatch up the rest! An Unforeseen Match...

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Caught in the Middle Excerpt

Posted by on Feb 11, 2014 in Books, Caught in the Middle, Oklahoma | 0 comments

Caught in the Middle – Releasing March 25th But you don’t have to wait that long to get a sneak peek! Follow the Link and enjoy! Caught in the Middle...

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How I Found Myself Hiding in a Stranger’s Closet

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Family, Oklahoma | 6 comments

We take our storms seriously in Central Oklahoma. We have to. Living within 15 miles of three of the largest tornadoes mankind has ever recorded makes one cautious, but prepared. Our meteorologists have it down to a precise science, able to predict when the skies are going to be particularly unstable. May 31st was just such a day. The best story I heard firsthand was from my sister, who has a history of finding herself in unique circumstances. Becky’s Story (or my version of it, anyway) We knew it was going to be bad. We were warned. Even though there wasn’t a cloud in the sky, we left the park before late afternoon when the storms usually fire up. I had the boys home (Walker-10, Weston-8, Wyatt-5) and the weather on when my husband Jeff called. “What are we...

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My One and Only Sports Injury was from Band

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in Oklahoma, Silly Stuff | 6 comments

I am an athlete. Just kidding. I wish I was that tough, multi-vitamin-eating mom in the commercials who jogs through the park talking about how she’s good to herself, but I’m not. That’s why I took band. Every year during marching band season some of us woodwind players would be chosen to beef up the percussion section. My assignment – the bass drum. It was the best year of my life – or at least in the top thirty. The bass drum section consisted of two bass clarinet players, one flute and one oboe. We were all female so we cleverly named ourselves GLOBDL – Gorgeous Ladies of the Bass Drum Line. And we were. Especially decked out in our huge white shirts with the red ascot, the black pants, cummerbund, suspenders and the shiny military shoes. Did I...

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