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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Kindle Romance Novels: Time Heals Everything by Linda Swain

Kindle Romance Novels: Time Heals Everything by Linda Swain: Look what we found! A Kindle Historical Romance Novel for $3.99 / £2.62! In the US Kindle Store In the UK Kindle Store While Hitl...

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


AS I have already said, October is a month of changes for me - and not just because of a birthday.  Or not usually.  Time passes as the months fly by on a calendar, and normally by birthday is just another day.  But recently, my beautiful granddaughter, Allison, became engaged to be married.  
My goodness it seems like just yesterday that her father was taking his first footsteps.  And then the memories start flooding in - his first date, prom and eventual marriage.  He has given me three wonderful grandchildren but as it's these milestones that really make feel the passing of time.  Beautiful memories and regrets come to the fore as the pain of losing my son's father come again to the surface.  Of how much of his sons life he missed and how he would have beamed with pride at the granddaughter he never lived to see.
In every story that I write, there is a piece of Mac in there - his voice echos in one of my characters and to some extent lives again in words.  A song from Fiddler on the Roof comes to mind . . . "I don't remember growing older, when did they?"
So as the leaves turn gold, and summer drifts slowly into fall, the season of winter will soon be here - and old memories and new ones will merge as my family welcomes one more member.  And as another song say, "and the beat goes on." 

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Cath 'n' Kindle Book Reviews: Time Heals Everything by Linda Swain

Cath 'n' Kindle Book Reviews: Time Heals Everything by Linda Swain: BUY-UK BUY-US This was a very touching story and beautifully written. Set in the 1930s, it centres around three main characters: Nick...

Friday, September 30, 2011

Rusty's log: Musing

Rusty's log: Musing: Well, Fall is just around the corner. Although it's always been my favorite time of the year, it also makes me a bit melancholy. Not becaus...


Well, Fall is just around the corner.  Although it's always been my favorite time of the year, it also makes me a bit melancholy. Not because of my upcoming birthday - hell at my age it's hallmark that I've made it through another year.    I guess because it hallmarks another year almost gone - a year with success and failures, heartache and happiness.  Yet, like the song says, "and the beat goes on."
   I feel proud that since April, I've successfully completed two novels, Chasing Destiny and my newest, Time Heals Everything.  I never stopped writing, but publishing was something that I thought would never happen, so I'm grateful for the discovery of Smashwords.  Now as I start research for yet another novel, I'm laughing at the antics of my two cats who are trying their darnedest to distract me, while my Sheltie looks on with a look of appall on his face.  But my three babies keep me company in the wee hours when I do most of my writing, and don't seem aware that it's still the middle of the night.  Better than most of my human companions who still are dazed and confused.  But then we writers are an odd bunch and hard to understand, I accept that.
   I read an article recently about 'voices in my head' and it had me chuckling.  Outside of authors, and perhaps musicians who hear music or have lyrics floating around in their head, most would assume us to be schizophrenic - and perhaps we are a bit.  Voices of our characters who often dictate their stores and take us far away from original plots - scenes or locations that change at their whim . . . it's an odd world that we live in.  But it is one I wouldn't give up for anything.  And from a purely selfish point of view - it's a great way to find my sort of hero without leaving the space of my computer.  That's hard do beat.  Especially when October rolls around.

Time Heals Everything

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Chasing Destiny: Update on Chasing Destiny

Chasing Destiny: Update on Chasing Destiny: The book has had moderate success, but for those who have been waiting. The price is only .99 for the at