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What’s the current buzz?

The bees have been interesting. Had one colony swarm. The colony that didn’t had a hearty summer storing up honey for the winter. I had so much honey left over from last season I didn’t extract any this season so they’ll have more than enough to over-winter.

The insects aren’t the only busy creatures at my house. I’m hard at work on novel number four, Lillian Grace’s back story. Fans of the ‘Irredeemable’ series will recognize Miss Lillian as Apple’s Gram.

Stay safe. Wear your mask!

What’s the New Buzz?

Hello Dear Readers, So much is percolating I don’t know where to begin. First, Irreplaceable is in final edit and will soon be ready to submit to agents and publishers. Can’t wait. Second, I will be touring a Pasadena press next month. Never seen one so that’s really exciting. Who knows? My books may find… Continue Reading

Ding! Ding! Ding!

Great news, dear readers. Old Dogs is back from the printer and ready for your enjoyment. Hit me up if you want a copy. In other news, Irredeemable and Insurmountable are both out for consideration by agents. Keep your fingers and toes crossed that both find a good home. Finishing touches being put on Irreplaceable.… Continue Reading

Baby Bees

Okay, so another colony failed to survive the unusually cold winter. It’s sad, but it happens. Bee farming has its ups and downs. On the up side, a nuc arrives next month and we get to start over. Hope we’ll have better results this year than last. Continue Reading

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… Continue Reading

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