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Winter’s Come to Atlantic Canada

Anyone who has known me for any length of time knows I hate winter! I’m not a skier, or skater, and I absolutely abhor having to scrape and shovel just to go the grocery store. We’ve had our first brush of snow. Not too much, but enough to remind me why I don’t like it one bit.

I do, however, love the winter holidays! I love the warmth of a family and friends and celebration. I love the idea of peace on earth and goodwill toward men.

Please accept my fondest best wishes for your own happy holiday, no matter which one you celebrate!

Stay warm, stay happy, stay healthy and … of course … stay well read!

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Happy Baking!

Just in time for that holiday baking marathon … the easiest traditional shortbread recipe ever!

1 cup butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 cups flour

Cream together butter and sugar, add flour one-half cup at a time until combined. It’s best to mix in the last 1/2 cup by hand, kneading the dough until thoroughly mixed.

Press firmly into an 8×8 parchment lined pan. Do not grease pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 22 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before moving to rack to complete cooling. Decadently delicious!

If desired, you can add 1/2 cup chopped pecans or 1/2 cup coconut to the dough although I prefer them plain.

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Works-in-Progress

oz-shoesWaking Up in Oz – Set in 1975. A vintage re-telling of The Wizard of Oz.

Following a devastating tornado, attorney Dorothy Gail Farmer finds herself stranded in Oswald, Kansas and surrounded by a town full of Wizard devotees. Can she muddle her way through business dealings with the wicked land baroness, Evelyn Witcher? Or, guard her heart from a sexy storm chaser nicknamed ‘The Wizard’?

Part of the new “Stranded” series from The Wild Rose Press’ historical line, Waking Up in Oz is a comical look at just how far some people can take an obsession.

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Her Secret Santa Surprise – Set in 1965, this book is a sequel to last year’s Halloween-themed book, Bewitched.  A cross between a holiday story and my all-time favorite television rom-com, Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, it’s about finding romance in the newsroom.

Scheduled for release in time for the 2018 holiday season. From The Wild Rose Press.