It seems like yesterday that your folks invited us to park our Motorhome in your driveway so we could visit with our Daughter, Dawnzella for a two-week visit. She lives a stone’s throw from your house and is besties with your whole family. She is known as Dawnzereli to you, and in my books, as Donzereli your dragon friend! We were excited to meet you, Ruby and Nolan as you reminded us of our own two children, Dawnzella and Christopher. It was almost being with them again when they were your age.
We had a blast playing with you. When we opened our curtains on the side of the motorhome facing your house, it was your cue to come visiting. Usually, within a couple of minutes, we would hear a polite knocking, and then the fun would begin. And yes, we let you get away with pretend driving, running from front to back of the bus and jumping on the bed! You couldn’t hurt Miranda, our motorhome is a tough cookie! She only has 40,000 miles on her and is barely broke in.
When we said, okay kids, time for lunch, see you later! You politely said, “See you later and exited, waving on your way home. Thank you for the fun, two weeks!
We sent Christmas gifts to you every year until you started getting a little old for Barbie and G.I. Joe things, so one year I wrote a story, putting your whole family in space in a new world. My, how time has flown, I finished book 6 and will be ordering your copy in a day or two. Merry Christmas! I wish we could do it all over again.
This year Ruby and Nolan meet a new friend, Briauna who was washed up on the beach and unconscious. They, of course, tried to help her. She was grateful and asked, “Do you want to come to my home for a visit?” They said, “That would be fun, but, we can’t breathe underwater and your home is under the sea.”
She said, “No problem, I can give you the “gift” and you can breathe like me underwater and when you go back home you will be as you were!”
You’d jump ant the chance, wouldn’t you? The question is: Is Briauna telling the truth? In, “Ruby and Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space Book 6: Merpeople, you will learn the answer.
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Creating worlds, characters, and wielding power like a madwoman, making my characters happy, sad, angry, and some of them with no redeeming qualities. I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I sometimes laugh out loud when I am writing a scene, and I have been known to cry when one of my favorites has to die.
I am a left-handed Gemini, what do you expect?
Reading bedtime stories to my two children until they fell asleep or until they just told me to go away, was fun. Making up wild stories for my grandchild, and creating Halloween costumes from Cowboys to a Dragon, was another favorite thing to do. I missed that so much when they were grown, that I started writing.
My yearly newsletters frequently were drafted third-person by my Love Birds, Miranda our motorhome, and by Sir Fit the White Knight, our faithful Honda.
Throughout the years, some of my creative talents centered around writing letters of complaint expressing my displeasure with services or products. One crucial, at least to my Son, was a note to our local school bus driver petitioning her to allow him back on the bus. He was kicked off for making an obscene gesture at his buddy. I reminded her that it was not directed at her, and that “obscenity can be in the eye of the beholder,” kids use that gesture as a greeting. He rode the bus until he graduated.
I loved driving my English teacher crazy. Leaving a “continued next week” at the end of my five handwritten pages required each week. He was one of many people that suggested I “do something about my writing.”
I graduated from the School of Hard Knocks at the top of my class.
After 30 years, in the trenches as a Real Estate Professional, I have found that truth is stranger than fiction. My books are filled with characters I met in that profession. Their names were changed to protect the guilty. Others were from people we met traveling around the country in Miranda, our Motorhome.
I am married nearly 60 years to the love of my life, Shirl, and partner-produced two exceptionally talented children, and one grandchild who is our pride and joy.
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Thank you for stopping by. That was an introduction to my series of 7 YA books inspired by a real family in Seattle. The series is called Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space. I will be publishing the 8th in the series soon. If you were offered the adventure of a lifetime would you go?
I should think about it