A Fitting Tribute to a Remarkable Woman

The friends and the friends-who-are-relatives of Joan Smith Grey gathered at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery on Saturday to honor and celebrate an outstanding woman. The eulogies, the snapshot photo show, and the recording of Joan reading the Epilogue to her book accentuated some of Joan Grey’s many accomplishments. We revered Joan…

Joan S. Grey Lived a “Good Goodbye”

I can’t wrap my head around losing Joan Grey. Intellectually, I knew it was coming. I saw her a week ago, Thursday. I could tell she was fading. She told me so too. She knew she didn’t have long. She could feel her body shutting down. But to have her really go? Even after she…

WINNER: Best Historical Fiction –Pinnacle Book Awards

I did it! Pioneer Passage, book 3 in my Journey of Cornelia Rose Series just received the Pinnacle Book Award for BEST HISTORICAL FICTION Winter 2022. “Pioneer Passage is a truly delightful, meaty read that will satisfy any reader who enjoys an excellent adventure exceptionally well told.” Grant Leishman, Readers’ Favorite *****FIVE STARS              I am…

That was then; this is now…

A year ago on St Patrick’s Day, my friend, Joe, and I were driving to the DC Veterans’ hospital for Covid vaccines. I had lucked out and gotten my first shot space-available (remember the early vaccine days when age- or pre-existing conditions restrictions made getting vaccinated challenging?). On the way to the hospital, Joe was…