Book III: Dreams Key, Here at Last!

Yes, it’s the big day! Winter Solstice, Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn, and… oh yes, Book III of the Miss Liv Adventure’s series is Launched into our Story Universe, THE UNWITTING JOURNEYS OF THE WITTY MISS LIVINGSTONE: DREAMS KEY! For those of you who have been waiting for this next installment, treat yourself to some…

You Think You Know a Person…

My petticoat muse has taken quite a turn. No sooner did I finish Miss Livingstone Book III: Dreams Key and set the Release and Launch for December 21st and she kicked back and quit helping me!“It’s the holidays,” she says. “I’m getting a makeover and chillaxing until the virtual parties arrive.”“It’s time for copious reading…

An A-Musing Offer

Did you miss me? I was stuck with my nose to the grindstone with my Miss Liv Adventures story muse sitting on my back. She pushed me through to proofing the first print copy of Book III: Dreams Key. And I’ll admit her thick petticoats spread over me were warm when summer waned… But when…

A Little Drama

I took time out from editing to attend ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ at our local theatre Valley Center Stage .  I’m always amazed at the imaginative sets and acting talent that come through this theatre. This near life-sized train engine wall mural, with actual lights embedded, greeted patrons as we entered, setting the stage…

A Glowing Opportunity

Mt. Si glowed gorgeously out my window all day today, matching my mood. I’ve been a bit down about the delays on Book III’s final edit. Though I’m determined and marching forward to complete and publish it as soon as it’s brilliant – or at least up to Miss Livingstone’s particular standards. But today I…

Miss Livingstone in gif

Describe your main character in 3 words and a gif is the challenge. I came upon it through my friend Tam Borgia and her NaNoWriMo blog. So of course we must do this for Miss Livingstone! Impetuous, Passionate, Witty. Since Impetuous came to mind first, that’s what I went with to find a meme…and then I…

Ninny Rhino Achieved! Camp NaNo Challenge Accepted!

In the month of March I took up D. Wallace Peach’s Ninny Rhino challenge – mostly because I wanted the awesome Rhino Badge, but also because I needed to get back on track with disciplined writing sessions and immerse myself in Miss Livingstone’s twisty time travel plot until I solved the remaining plot knots. It…

An Orchestrated Meeting – Short Story

Here’s a supernatural bonus story for fans of Miss Livingstone who’ve come to the blog to learn more. This is the backstory of when the mysterious Mr. Niccoló Manush met Miss Livingstone’s fine Scottish book-seller, Mr. Thomas Worthington, in Paris near the turn of the century. The unlikely pair later become business partners in the American west, along with the monstrously…

Woooot! Book II: Memory Key is Here -Cover Reveal & New Release!

Yes! It’s up and ready to read on Amazon! Paperback is HERE and Kindle is HERE. Get your copy Today! And here’s a snippet to start your journey: “Riding perched on the seat behind Jaimeson, I recalled how deceiving the gentle passage of time could be. I fingered my mother’s locket where it hung faithfully around my…

Final Pages of the Final Edit

I always get a good laugh at the Final, Very Final, Very Very Final edit files of authors. I know the feeling. But over the years I’ve developed a method, and I can tell you, I’m on the Final edit of the ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) of Book II: Memory Key. That means I’m less…

Woot! Book II ARC done & I won Camp NaNo

It’s such a relief and utter thrill to be done with Book II’s ARC of Miss LiV Adventures! (advance reader copy). Just a few more touch-ups for the release in May!!! All those editing hours also made me win Camp NaNo early – for the first time ever. 🙂 Can’t wait for my upcoming events….

As Fast as I Can

For those of you who are anxiously awaiting the release of Miss Livingstone’s Book II…Here’s my NaNoWriMo site Goal Tracker from March 18th. I actually met my goal on the 16th, and today I’m up to 160.5 before my work sessions. It’s showing only my work on editing the manuscript since January 1st. Considering I have another full time…