Welcome, Linda. I'm so glad you could join us in front of the fireplace. Today is the perfect day to enjoy the lovely, HOT flames.
I see you brought your own slippers. Would you care for a cup of coffee or hot tea, or maybe hot chocolate with marshmallows?
Thank you for inviting me to blog today, Mary!
I love the name of this blog. It reminds me of the fuzzy flip flops I made a few years ago for my daughter and nieces. They’re easy to make, just attach fuzzy yarn and single crochet or slip stitch it tightly around the band of the thongs, pushing stitches closely together. The fuller you make them, the prettier they are. Michaels and Hobby Lobby have tongs in many colors and sizes and a beautiful choice of yarn. Little and big girls alike love these to wear to the pool and with their favorite summer outfits, plus they’re fun to make.
Sorry I don’t have a pair already made to share, but here is an example of some of the colorful yarns.
My heroine in A Marshal of Her Own, one of my recent releases, would definitely have a yellow pair. But when she travels back in time, she’s wearing her tennis shoes. She ends up liking her new leather button-up shoes, but she resorts to her sneakers as often as possible. Here is a blurb and excerpt.
Despite rumors of “strange doings” at a cabin in Fredericksburg, investigative reporter Dessa Wade books the cottage from which lawyer, Charity Dawson, disappeared in 2008. Dessa is intent on solving the mystery. Instead, she is caught in the mystery that surrounds the cabin and finds herself in 1890 in a shootout between the Faraday Gang and a US Marshal.
Marshal Cole Jeffers doesn’t believe Miss Wade is a time traveler. He admits she’s innocent of being an outlaw, but thinks she knows more about the gang than she’s telling. When she’s kidnapped by Zeke Faraday, Cole is determined to rescue her. He’s longed for a woman of his own, and Dessa Wade just might be the one—if she’ll commit to the past.
Dessa stood still and watched as they conversed. Something stank to high heaven about this entire situation. Why were the cops chasing robbers on horseback? It’s not like Fredericksburg was that isolated. She glanced at the captured men. The boy moaned, and she made a step to go over and help him. The Marshal spun, and the expression in his eye froze her in place.
“He needs first aid.”
“He’s fine. The Doc will tend to him when we get to the jail.”
“You could at least call 911 and let them patch him up for you.” She nodded to the man lying so still with his eyes closed. “Your other prisoner doesn’t look so good. He’s going to die on you if you don’t start CPR or get him some help.”
“Lady, no one is going to hear a yell from out here. Never heard of any 911 or CPR.” He propped the hand not holding the shotgun on his hip and threw her a disgusted look. “Are you blind? That man is dead, shot through the heart.”
Her head swam for a moment, and she struggled not to give in to the sensation and faint. She drew in deep gulps of air. “Well...well..., what about the coroner and the meat wagon, not to mention the CSI folks? If you don’t get them to record the scene, how are you going to cover your butt? The authorities might say you shot him in cold blood.”
He looked at her like she’d sprouted an extra head. “I don’t know what the hell you are talking about woman. No one will question my authority. I’m the law in this county. Now, be quiet, or I’m going to gag you.”
A Marshal of Her Own is available now at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com and other online book stores. It is the sequel to A Law of Her Own available at The Wild Rose Press, Amazon.com, and Barnes and Noble.com and other online book stores. A Love of His Own, the third story in the Prairie, Texas series, will be released May 16, 2012.
Happy Reading and Write folks. I’d love for you to leave me a comment or question.
Writing Romance With a Twist in Time