Drops on my glasses

Drops on my clothes

Turning me cold-


Driving to meet friends

Driving amongst crazies

Can’t see through gray-


Can’t park close enough

Stepping out into puddles

Feet wet and cold-


Phone’s in my bag

Full of my life’s photos

It sneaks in, slippery-


Order food for the family

Carry it outside

My bags get soggy-


Clouds stop dripping

Rainbow spotted above

All is clean and green-

wondrous torture.

A Library Book

I am so excited! I just received the news that my county library system (7 libraries) has ordered 10-that’s right-10 copies of “Gnomeling, The Tales of Christian Tompta!” YEEHAA! I need to send out a wonderful thank you to Ms. Karen at the Fairborn Library for her support!


I’m sitting on my sofa intending to read one of the thousands of books I have, but I’m truly exhausted. I have been working extremely hard since the first of the year to get these three “Gnomeling” books out. I also started my “Incredible Critters” series, have been blogging regularly, attending all sorts of writing groups and events, and have completed first round revisions on Book 2 of “The Tales of Christian Tompta” called “Home.”

Deep breath. Even writing all that makes me tired! No wonder. There’s always more to do-things I want to finish-yet NEVER enough hours in the day.

Even thought I’m worn out, I’m as pleased as punch that I now have four books out as an author. Count them. FOUR. And I am proud of each one. Probably just blogging this to give myself an excuse to rest, but there are books to balance, books to transfer, books to finish, even books to start. I’ve got drawing to do, more revisions,   and color work once I finish revisions. 

But… in this moment I will just reflect. God has been faithful. And here are my books!

New Books – “Gnomeling”

In case you haven’t heard already, I am so happy to announce the releases of my new children’s books! “Gnomeling, The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” was released on March 31, and “Gnomeling, The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” was released on April 3. Both are currently available on Amazon.


“Gnomeling: The Tales of Christian Tompta, Book 1” – https://www.amazon.com/Gnomeling-Tales-Christian-Tompta-Book/dp/1946813001/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-1&keywords=Gnomeling

“Gnomeling: The Companion Coloring and Activity Book” – https://www.amazon.com/dp/1946813052/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1491267905&sr=8-2&keywords=Gnomeling

I will be offering them locally (Dayton) at an indie author book sale at the Storybrooke Cafe in Englewood Ohio on May 20, from 11am – 2pm. Invite your friends and come enjoy a cup of coffee as you peruse the books!