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RAZZLE DAZZLE   If you saw the stage production or the movie, Chicago, you know the title of this blog post is the title of a song from that show. Elvis razzle-dazzled the world with his golden voice. That is … Continued

South Arkansas Recipes

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The big Launch day arrived, and I am happy to report that In Those First Bright Days of Elvis is pleasing my readers, according to Amazon reviews and the emails and calls I am receiving. I couldn’t be more thrilled. … Continued


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  Tomorrow is the day, my friends—the day I and many of you, according to the anticipation and excitement you’ve expressed in emails and Facebook comments to me, have awaited for what seems like forever—LAUNCH DAY for IN THOSE FIRST … Continued

Party Time

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It’s coming, friends, party time! Blue Marble Bookstore in Fort Thomas, KY has graciously offered to host two events for the launch of my debut book, IN THOSE FIRST BRIGHT DAYS OF ELVIS. You are all invited, although I realize … Continued

Happy Valentine’s Day

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My first crush was on the cutest boy in the fifth grade class, and guess what! He gave me a valentine! But…he also gave one to everyone else in the class. That notwithstanding, I saved it for years, even though … Continued

A Christmas Story

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When I grew up, we lived in a southern bungalow that had no central heat. Maybe you recognize the gas stove in the picture. It sat a bit recessed inside the mantle and there was no chimney. I vaguely wondered … Continued