Tag Archives: Olivia Newport Avenue of Dreams

A Visual Portrait of the Avenue of Dreams


This post is going to be short and to the point. The Avenue of Dreams series has been in the works since 2009, when I drafted all three stories. And moment has come (cue music) that all three fabulous book covers are available for viewing. So here they are. The Pursuit of Lucy Banning and […]

Are You a Snoopy Neighbor?


Do you ever wonder what’s going on around your neighborhood that you might not know about? Most of us are not out-and-out snoops. But we are curious. I once crept out at 11:00 at night because someone unfamiliar was in my neighbors’ front yard and I knew they were in South Dakota for five days. […]

What Happens to Unpublished Manuscripts?

Olivia Newport closet door

Close to 20 years ago I wrote a book. In those days, you could send a manuscript to an editor at most publishing houses, so I chose one and submitted. I got a very kind non-form letter with an actual name and signature, but it was a rejection. Even then I knew that the news […]