Earth And Ink: The Clothes on My Back

Earth And Ink: The Clothes on My Back

Winter, go home. Pack it up and head to the Southern hemisphere. They’re waiting for you. What? You won’t go? Fine. I’ll go, then. See ya! I’m serious. I’m leaving this snowy, cold so-called Spring. Tomorrow. For Portugal. For a month. I hope we can still be friends....
Earth And Ink: Another Row of Peas

Earth And Ink: Another Row of Peas

If you’ve been following this blog, you might remember that back in December I was hoping for a cold, snowy winter to provide atmosphere for the extremely snowy book I was writing. Can I have backsies? Please? We haven’t had much snow (*cue the groans from the...
Earth and Ink: Folding the Map

Earth and Ink: Folding the Map

Five years ago, my husband and I moved from California to the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Everyone asks us how we came to choose the remote little town we now call home. “Wait,” you’re thinking. “Why the heck did you leave...
Earth and Ink: Practical Daydreaming

Earth and Ink: Practical Daydreaming

Although it is the middle of winter, I have been gardening. I may not have been digging in the frozen earth or even pruning last year’s spent growth (too soon for that) but I have been gardening nevertheless. Last week, I ordered seeds. Yes, that is gardening. In...
Earth and Ink: Surviving a Deep Freeze

Earth and Ink: Surviving a Deep Freeze

It’s 32 degrees and sunny this morning in my corner of Virginia. Compared to the bitter cold of late December and early January (the dreaded bomb cyclone), it feels positively balmy. In an earlier post I wrote about how I’ve been hoping for a wintery winter to provide...
Earth and Ink: A New Year, A New Page

Earth and Ink: A New Year, A New Page

Beginnings. How many times in one short life can we begin yet again? I hope the answer is “as many times as you dare” because this new year brings a very concrete new start for me: I have a new publisher! Here is the announcement in Publishers Marketplace, the rag of...