Poetry, a Review, and a Wedding

I’m traveling this weekend, enjoying my only niece’s wedding and time with family. My niece is a hoot and very theatrical, so it was a zany affair.

There’s no holding back life… and that includes the busy world of blogs.


On Saturday, Sally Cronin of Smorgasbord Blog Magazine posted a review of The Necromancer’s Daughter. Her reviews are always a thrill, and I’m immensely grateful that she took the time to read, jot down her thoughts, and share them on her blog. If you’re still on the fence about the book and need one more nudge, here it is! Lol.


Today, the talented Rebecca Budd (who manages eight active blogs among her myriad other endeavors) is sharing a recording I made of my poem, The Elephant Child. She and her magician husband Don put it to music and video. If you have a minute to stop by, it’s a quick romp into winter.

Both of these wonderful women are powerhouses, and I don’t know how they do it all. If we could hook them up to the electrical grid, they’d light up the world.

I’ve closed comments here… again. Sorry about that, but I’ll be visiting their sites between morning mimosas with the new relatives. If I’m a little slow to respond, it’s because I’m still dancing:

Tea Toast & Trivia Podcast

I had the wonderful experience recently of participating in a podcast interview conducted by Rebecca Budd. She made the entire process effortless and enjoyable, and she learned that I have no problem talking about writing and publishing!

If you have a bit of time, stop by at Tea Toast & Trivia to listen in on our conversation. And take a moment to browse her beautiful site. Here we go:


Welcome to Tea Toast & Trivia.

Thank you for listening in.

I am your host Rebecca Budd, and I am looking forward to sharing this moment with you. 

I am delighted and thrilled that my blogger friend and writer, D Wallace Peach, has joined me on Tea Toast & Trivia for a discussion about writing, connecting, and engaging within the world of writing and publishing.  Diana is on my side of the world, just south of the Canadian Border.  She lives in a log cabin, situated on a mountain, with her husband, two owls and a horde of bats.  She has found a place of belonging, surrounded by evergreens in the lush, green wilderness of the Oregon rainforest.

I invite you to put the kettle on and add to this exciting conversation on Tea Toast & Trivia.

Thank you for joining Diana and me on Tea Toast & Trivia.

(To listen to the podcast, please continue on to Tea Toast & Trivia...)