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Tuesday Tales and Sand...Did Someone Say Beach?

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my new Christmas romance WIP, Snowballs Not Beach Balls.   I present the word prompt, "sand":

"The surf splashed against the rocks, the white caps a sharp contrast to the dark gray water. Muted light filtered through a hazy sky, preparing for the sunrise. Janie Coupler sat on the Hawaiian sand, gripping a mug of steaming coffee. “How did a snow bunny become a beach bum?” She spoke softly against the loudly splashing waves. Vague memories of days past in freezing temperatures, snowmen, and hot cocoa bombarded her reality, making her homesick for something she never really understood. Leaving the mountains shortly before adolescence, could it really have made that much impact on her happiness? Janie recollected the excitement of her father’s job transfer to Hawaii. Wide-eyed, all she could recall thinking was, we’re moving to Hawaii, in eager childhood fashion. …

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Saturday Sippers in The Locker makes sense, as drinking was a large part of a pirate’s existence. As taken from The Pirates Realm, please see the following descriptions: Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcoh…

Tuesday Tales and Creepy Spiders

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my new young adult paranormal SEQUEL WIP, Blue Ink- Jerky.  Joelle and CSI McKinney enjoy a day on the ice rink, until a spider gets in the way.



“Wylder, I haven’t been ice skating in years. What a wonderful idea!” Joelle tightened the laces one last time on her rental skates. “Now, I hope I don’t fall and bust my fanny.” “You’ll do great, Jo. Hold onto the side rails and take your time. You’ll be slicing across the ice like a pro before you know it.” Joelle stood on the thin blades, her ankles wobbling with every step across the red carpeted area toward the ice rink. “I think I need to do more yoga, my ankles are so weak. That’s what my office job has done to me all these years.” “We can do that too.” Wylder squeezed her hand lovingly, tightening his grip to steady her. “You would go to yoga with me, CSI McKinney?” “Of course, I go to yoga sometimes. I especially like …

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Saturday Sippers in The Locker makes sense, as drinking was a large part of a pirate’s existence. As taken from The Pirates Realm, please see the following descriptions: Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcoh…

Tuesday Tales - an Impressive Gift Photo Prompt

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to my new young adult romance WIP, Eyelashes Freeze in North Dakota-But Not Warm Hearts.  Irene and Cody has some interesting word play.  I present the following picture prompt "gift":



"In a short period of time, Irene deduced her complex word usage was a sad attempt to hide behind her fear of speaking to a handsome man. This strange territory unhinged Irene and created almost as much unpleasantness as excitement in her stomach. However, she forged ahead by keeping her mission in mind. “Thank you for your kindness, I’m not normally this dull.I don’t think so, at least. My roommate sticks around during our conversations.”Irene imagined Cody as an old friend checking in on her new life in Fargo. She invoked images of puppies, kittens, and other benign, yet cuddly, gifts from nature. Possibly, it would ease her nerves as they talked. “I’m sticking around, Irene. You …

Saturday Sippers in The Locker

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to the feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Saturday Sippers in The Locker makes sense, as drinking was a large part of a pirate’s existence. As taken from The Pirates Realm, please see the following descriptions: Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alcoh…

Tuesday Tales- Go for Silver!

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Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Happy Tuesday and time for another edition of Tuesday Tales. This week I take you  to another still yet unnamed romance WIP, to include the word, "silver". Please enjoy!

 
They toured homes during the hot, sticky month of July. Matthew threatened several times to bail on the arduous task of finding the home of their dreams.However, Emily’s determination to move before the baby’s arrival was unyielding.By the third weekend in a row, they found themselves in a stalemate. “Ok, please, just come with me today, I need you on this one,” Emily begged Matthew. “How can you enjoy trudging through stale-smelling homes, most of which have no electricity to even cool them down?”Matthew replied grumpily. “Today is the day, I can feel it honey, seriously, then, we won’t have to do this again for a very long time.” Emily widened her green eyes in his direction, and he knew he was a goner. “Fine,” The effeminate word sounded very masculine coming through his gritted tee…

Finless Review! Thank you Gary Henry!

Ahoy Fellow Fathomers, happy Superbowl Sunday. Today, I'm the biggest Denver Broncos shirt wearing 49er fan in Texas.

Fellow reviewer, Gary Henry offers a thorough review of my first work, Finless. Please see it here:

Finless Review by Gary Henry

Now, back to the pre-game show!!

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Saturday Sippers in The Locker!

Saturday Sippers in The Locker Ahoy Fellow Fathomers! Welcome to a new feature here in The Locker called Saturday Sippers. Each week I’ll post a new skinny cocktail recipe for you to try. Many thinks to my Cali Bestie, Rhonda, for providing me with the deck of cards recipe book. J Saturday Sippers in The Locker makes sense, as drinking was a large part of a pirate’s existence. As taken from The Pirates Realm, please see the following descriptions: Arrack - A strong drink made with fermented fruit or palm sap, rice, or molasses.Black Jack - Large drinking cups made of leather that were made stiffer with an application of tar.Bumboo - A drink of the West Indies made with watered rum and flavored with sugar and nutmeg.Grog - The nickname of a British admiral was applied to a mix of water and rum, the rum was a cheap antiseptic and flavor mask for the spoiled water that sailors often encountered while at sea.Hogshead- A large barrel or cask holding 63 to 140 gallons, usually referring to alc…