Thursday, February 14, 2013

Greatest Generation Speaks

This month I began reading The Greatest Generation Speaks by Tom Brokaw as well as doing some web research regarding the history of the 12th Armored Division during WWII....all as background for my next novel which is set in the 1950's. My parents were of this great generation and were influenced by what they experienced during those war years and the Great Depression. I suppose that many of you are like me in that you would like to have your parents here today so you could better talk about their experiences...my father passed almost 40 years ago and my mother almost 20. I hope my research and own observations can adequately reflect their struggles and triumphs in my current effort.

Monday, February 4, 2013

New Adventures

Last spring we made the decision to sell our home in Helotes and move to the Katy area to be nearer family. Packing, storing, showcasing, and repairing the house occupied most of our time. It all paid off and we closed on the property a few weeks ago and moved to the Sealy-Katy area while awaiting the completion of our new home. Writing took a back seat to all this work, but bits and pieces of plot and character development would come to me in that wakening stage in the early morning hours and I have gathered quiet a bit of info. Now we are somewhat settled and I can get back to the next book.