Happy First Friday of 2017!

TGIF takes on new meaning when it’s the first of the new year, doesn’t it? So fresh. So hopeful. So…wow, that week went fast!!! Is the whole year going to be like this?

New stuff abounds in Debland.

Rain up the wazoo–and boy, did our wazoo need it! They’re saying another storm is coming. I can’t wait! Although the down side when you get a lot of rain in one fell swoop is flooding and parts of Yosemite National Park have been closed just in case this next storm is as strong as predicted.

Yesterday, I got a new header for my Facebook and newsletter from the very talented Sharlene Martin-Moore.


And I’ll be sharing a new cover reveal in my newsletter on Sunday. Are you signed up? I’m doing a monthly giveaway in 2017. Here’s January’s gift. I love supporting fellow artists, including my talented photographer friend, Jackie Maxwell of JaxImages. Her calendars are just gorgeous. NEWSLETTER


I’m back to work on my next book–no rest for the writer types. Have a great weekend, my friends.

Happy reading!


Happy Labor Day!

I am so not here.

I am at Muir Trail Ranch, elevation 7,400′.

My darling son, Jon Paul, and I scouted this area a few weeks back to prepare for our Labor Day High Sierra Creatives Retreat. I’ll tell you all about it when I get back, but in the meantime, here are a few photos from this amazing slice of heaven on earth.




Don’t ask how much that pack weighs. You don’t want to know.


See you next Friday. I’ll be so creative you won’t recognize me. ;-)