I just realized I forgot to share my joyous news with everyone! The rights to my first two published novels have been returned to me!!! 🙌 I’ve spent the entire last month+ revising SWEET SALVATION. ✍️ I can’t believe how much my writing sucked all those years ago. 😳😬😂 I hope y’all love the new and improved version as much as I do! It should be ready to self-publish with a gorgeous new cover in a couple of weeks. Stay tuned! 🤗
Please hang on, friends. I’ll be back with new grungy, forlorn pictures soon. I’ve been super busy pounding the keys – I love this new story I’m writing and I hope all of you who love the abandoned, decaying, neglected imagery I share will, too.
Almost to 60k words – only around 30k to go in book 1!
I’ve just been super busy of late. My youngest son is graduating from high school and there’s so much to do with party planning and memory book making, I haven’t had time to pull together posts with more of my favorite abandoned imagery, but I’ll be back! In the mean time, here are some links to explore or hop over to this shared Pinterest board full of abandoned and ghostie places and images. You won’t be disappointed!
A wonderful friend shared this pic with me on facebook knowing I would love it. The church is part of an abandoned wild west theme park in the Adirondack Park in upstate New York. Found here in a series of fantastic finds. Some we’ve already seen, but others are fresh and fabulous. Happy exploring! (You might want to have a translator open in another tab. 😉 )
To all those awesome photographers whose work I’ve shared, thank you so much for going out there and taking so many amazing pictures, graciously sharing them with people like me! Please be safe while doing what you do!
On my recent vacation home to visit family in Indiana, my sister and I were tooling down the road on the way to our step-momma place on the Ohio River. Every time we go there together, our drive takes us through a town called Greensburg. We’ve discovered we can’t go through that town without picking up the most awesome pizza ever from a restaurant called Pizza King.
Announcing a brand new website on the Internets! Culinary Craftiness, the category I established here in September 2012 is now a full-fledged recipe site. I love cooking and sharing the dishes I’ve whipped up. I hope you’ll find my culinary endeavors appealing and give them a try. Please click on over and check it out! I have many more recipes to post over the next few weeks so don’t be alarmed by the avalanche. I promise, it won’t last long and things will settle into a somewhat hit or miss routine. LOL Also, check out the “Notes & Asides” page for more info. 🙂
I’m sorry I’ve been away for awhile and missed posting new Sadly, Utterly Abandoned images and new Haunted Happenings. I flew home on the 20th to spend the last night of my dad’s life holding his hand. The calciphylaxis he developed from renal failure was too far advanced and he just couldn’t fight it any longer. His funeral was Monday, August 26, 2013. It was a beautiful ceremony that none of us will ever forget.
My older sister detailed Dad’s life
from birth to death and my youngest brother shared some of his crazy, funny antics. He built a Harley Davidson chopper 40 years ago and still had it all these years later. My oldest younger brother took it to the graveyard and fired it up to the delight of the crowd. How cool was that? Dad would’ve loved it!
I’ll be flying home to Florida Tuesday and will be back with new episodes of SUA and HH beginning Sunday, September 8th, 2013. Thank you so much for patiently waiting and hanging with me.
I just realized I’d only told a few friends/family the date for surgery has changed to the 19th, and from laparoscopic to open. The cyst/mass has grown significantly. Continue reading
* I’m sorry I’ve strung these parts out. Had I left it all together it would’ve made for a very long story all in one sitting.
In the mean time, Dr. J, my primary, referred me to Gastroenterology at our university hospital because I’ve been on omeprazole for over 6 years and I’ve been having break-through GERD. I went to Dr. X on December 17th, 2012. Her physician’s assistant examined me first. He found a mass the size of a grapefruit (don’t they always seem to be that size?) in my abdomen below, above, and to the right of my belly button. Continue reading