What’s the Buzz?

It’s cold, again. I’ve been feeding bee candy and hoping for the best. Hopefully my bees are warm enough inside the hive. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

On the writing front, I’m still receiving snaps from friends of their ‘Old Dogs.’ I can’t believe how the project has taken on a life of its own and has, in fact, sparked another idea, this one for a novel with a canine protag. It could work, right?

‘Irreplaceable’ is in final editing and will soon be ready for submission, while novel four in the series is percolating in my brain.

Stay tuned, dear readers. Love you, all.

Stung!

Okay. It happens. Everyone who keeps bees knows the ugly truth–sometimes the stinger goes where you wish it wouldn’t. This week I broke my cardinal rule. To get a better grip on my hive tool I removed one of my gloves. In that split second, one of my bees crawled up my sleeve and, you… Continue Reading

Bees, bees, bees!

Okay, so the baby bees have grown into big, fat, busy ones and are hanging out on the front of the hive ‘bearding’ to catch a breeze. Both colonies appear to be doing fine. I’ve supered up both and am keeping out an eye for swarming. On the writing front, progress to report. ‘Insurmountable’ is… Continue Reading

Over-wintering

Hello Dear readers, ‘Irreplaceable’ is coming along nicely.. the first chapters have been sent off to my beta readers.The story seems to be meeting with their enthusiastic approval, thank goodness. I trust my readers’ opinions. If the new story, this one all about Rose, didn’t tickle their fancies I’d stop and seriously consider whether to… Continue Reading

Dead out

We’re having a cold snap here in Missouri. Went out to check the hives and found a dead-out. So sad, looks like they froze to death because they were too weak to keep themselves warm. Despite treating for mites and vigilant monitoring, I suspect the invaders won. Will be ordering a nuc come February to… Continue Reading

Insurmountable is Done!

Edited and ready,’Insurmountable’ is in the can. Now I’m hard at work on ‘Irreplaceable,’ Rose’s story. Stay tuned, dear readers. In the mean time temps have dropped below freezing here in Missouri. Made a big batch of hard candy for my bees. I’m also trying the commercial patties and will see which one the bees… Continue Reading

I’m back!

So sorry to have been ghost, dear readers, but I have exciting news. IRREDEEMABLE is getting serious looks.  Plus, I’ve been busy finishing up revisions to its sequel, INSURMOUNTABLE.  I’ll be posting excerpts soon. Just this morning began revisions to the third and final book in this series, IRREPLACEABLE. I can’t tell you how thrilled… Continue Reading

Who Knew?

Prior to my current situation, if anyone had told me it was possible, I’d have called them a dirty liar—well, not to their face, but I’d have thought it anyway.  But now I can say, without equivocating, that it happened to me. A few nights after my husband and I moved into our compact, new,… Continue Reading