Adventures in technology

Being a human being of less than average tech savvy, I headed to my computer determined to create  blog and website for my new adventure as a published author. Pen and paper at the ready to write down any and all directions, passwords and usernames, I mentally prepared for the teamwork that would be created when man and machine united. WRONG! I am a tech moron. How did I think that I could sit down and whack one out of the park within the first three seconds? The simple truth is that I watch how easily my children navigate the world of technology and ponder that it surely can’t be as difficult to master the simplest of tasks. Clearly my brain is not wired for anything tech related and I contemplated throwing the computer out the window because nothing would save to this wonderful blog spot that is sure to attract new readers who will instantly fall in love with my writing and want to read every word I create onto a page. The computer has survived and I utilized the live chat option, which helped a bit. However the realization that any changes would not be saved fell squarely with the notion that I had not followed directions. In my haste to create an awe inspiring blog, I failed to recall that there is an email sent to determine that you are indeed creating this wonderment of electronic journalism and that in confirming it through the link allows you to change and create and be generally awesome. Ah yes, directions….they are miraculous. So, here I am typing my foolish choices down, which hopefully will be saved onto this magnificent blog.

This new journey of being a published author, a dream for nearly a decade, leaves me humbled, speechless and a bit naïve. It is something I have shared with my family and find that so far there are positive reviews for my thrilling tale. In an effort to market myself and my work, a blog site was proposed. This is my first attempt and we can journey this together. By the above mentioned confession of my tech apptitude this road may be bumpy but none the less filled with laughter.

Today, I was honored to deliver a signed edition to an individual who served as inspiration to one my characters in this novel series. It was amazing to share tears, hugs and laughter at the identity of their character and see the recognition that their presence in my life impacted me in a multitude of ways. I long to be a fly on the wall while they read and show their family, to see your name in the Acknowledgment section at the back of a book seems to me to be pretty cool….that is where the tears came in. What a gift to be able to give back to this stunning individual.  I hope they enjoy their character as much as I did in writing it.

By the way, shameless promotion of this new work will be part of this venture. There will be moments where people tire of hearing where they can locate a copy and for what price. Lets dive in shall we? It is currently on and Barnes and for purchase. Feel free to check out Good as well!

A debut in a series of 3 novels, The Exile Carpet: Dreamscapes is an adventure through the Highlands of Scotland with unexpected twists and turns. A thriller at the heart of the story it is a message of hope and strength.

Take a second to preview it on Kindle or Amazon and see if it calls to you…..I bet it will!!



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