Category Archives: leukemia

Not My Time

Hollowed eyes, hairless heads

Fight the demon, Cancer

Shocked lives turned upside down

Reach out to find a cure


Why you ask, endure it,

Treatment that can kill?

Because it’s not my time

To leave the ones I love


Time, a gift, is precious

Time to spend with you

Time to finish lessons

Time to save my soul


Earthly angels help us

Guides in whites and scrubs

Heal mind, soul and body

From early morn to dark


The hollowed eye brigade

With lion hearts persist

To wage a war for health

Because it’s not our time.



Hello Friends,

My personal life has taken a set back, but Murder in Mystic and Murder in Newport are plunging forward.  My husband, Roger, had a relapse of leukemia from his bone marrow transplant 3 years ago.  He is currently undergoing inpatient induction therapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD.  We are thankful for the skilled professionals who are caring for him.

The recording of Murder in Mystic and Murder in Newport is complete.  They will be available for purchase in a few weeks.  Gillian Vance recorded Murder in Mystic and Charlie Glaize recorded Murder in Newport.   They are very talented and have brought my characters to life in a way that I could never have imagined.  What has been fun for me as the author, who lives with the characters in my brain, is hearing the story in female and male voices.   I love them both.  It will be interesting to hear your input.

Thank you for being patient with me.  I have not been able to keep up my blog per week promise, but you all have been supportive.

For those that are facing extreme challenges in life, take it one day at a time.  If you are lucky enough to have life going your way, count your blessings.

I appreciate all of you.  Thanks for hangin’ in.


P.S.  If any of you are willing and able, please give blood.  You can save a life.  To this point, there is no substitute than the gift of life from another.  Thanks.