Wednesday, November 30, 2022

December Newsletter


Hello Book Lovers:

We made it through Thanksgiving. If you celebrated, I hope you had a day filled with family, friends, and good food. I ate too much, did you? It’s the time of year when you throw caution to the wind, along with the scale, and enjoy the food prepared with love by our host/hostess.

New Release: Down Riverton Road. Thank you to all who have purchased a copy and given so much positive feedback. I appreciate each one of you. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, it’s available in paperback, kindle edition, and Kindle Unlimited at

Summary: Down Riverton Road.

Divorced and disillusioned with relationships, Olivia Rustin moved from St. Louis to the Texas Hill Country. There she met Alec, a man who haunted her dreams long before leaving Missouri. Strange happenings inside her new home led to the discovery of a spirit. The apparition appears to Olivia and enlists her help in finding Alec’s brother, Wade, who disappeared under mysterious circumstances. The ghost directs Olivia to a hidden journal, which uncovers the hate-filled heart of a madman and provides clues for her mission to uncover long-hidden secrets. As she tries to unravel the puzzle, murderous eyes watch her every move. During her quest to locate Wade, Olivia finds a love which will change her life forever.

This is a story about the love between a man and a woman, family, and friends. It renews faith in destiny. Down Riverton Road follows Betty J. Crow’s successful debut novel, Blackthorne Cove. Available at 

Surprise! It’s December. 

Is your tree up? Christmas cards addressed and mailed? Currently shopping? Or are you one of those who finishes early? Me? I have two presents ordered. Tree isn’t up, but I hope it will be this weekend. I really need to start on the cards. I bought stamps with the appropriate scene for the season.

What will you be serving? We’ll probably have a similar menu as Thanksgiving. The only difference will be ham instead of turkey and no pumpkin or sweet potatoes. I LOVE baking cookies. Hopefully, there will be a variety this year. Would you like a favorite recipe of mine? No baking required. If so, here it is:  

Rocky Mountain Snowdrops


1 pound white chocolate

¾ cup creamy peanut butter

1 ½ cups Rice Krispies cereal

1 ½ cups mini marshmallows

½ cup dry roasted peanuts


No baking required. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.

Melt the chocolate in a double boiler. Remove it from the heat and allow the chocolate to cool slightly.

Stir in the peanut butter, cereal, marshmallows, and peanuts until well combined.

Drop the mixture by 2 tablespoons onto the prepared baking sheet.

Cool before serving.

Remember, books make wonderful Christmas gifts. Mine are listed on the sidebar. :)

Well, that's all for today, folks! Stay tuned. I'm planning a giveaway in January.

Saturday, June 4, 2022

Weekend Roundup - V

This week's assignment: Starts with V, Favorite, and Verdant.

Starts with V: This salad does have VEGETABLES somewhere beneath that tasty brisket.

Favorite: I usually reserve this spot for a horse, but I'm also passionate about birds and this Painted Bunting is VISUALLY stunning.

Verdant: My favorite horses with a VERDANT background.

Hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!

Linking to The Weekend Roundup


Sunday, May 22, 2022

Weekend Roundup - T

 This week's assignment: Starts with T, Favorite, and Tall.

Starts with T: TEXAS begins with T. This was spring break with three of my favorite people. We took a drive down to Whataburger for lunch.

Favorite: This pic shows Whiskey's beautiful, long TAIL.

Tall: This art deco hotel in downtown Hot Springs, AR is TALL.


As are these TALL buildings in downtown Dallas. Picture taken from the top of Reunion Tower. 

Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.

Linking to: The Weekend Roundup 

Monday, May 16, 2022

Weekend Roundup - S

 This week's assignment: Starts with S, Favorite, and Silhouette. 

Starts with S: This garden SPIDER was busy SCOPING out a place to build its web. They look SCARY, but they're good SPIDERS.

Favorite: This is Hubby SADDLED up and ready to ride. 

Silhouette: This is a picture of Jube taken last SUMMER, before he was SOLD. The SUN is behind him, thus I decided this was close enough to being a SILHOUETTE. 

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Linking to The Weekend Roundup 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Weekend Roundup- R

 This week's assignment: Starts with R, Favorite, and Roof.

Starts with R: RAIN starts with R. These poor horses are soaked. I'm not sure why they are standing in front of the house when their loafing shed is a mere 30 yards in front of them. Guess they wanted me to know they were miserable.

Favorite: This is Whiskey, who was sold last year. He was RUNNING down toward the feed truck.

Roof: I took this picture from my seat at Oaklawn Racetrack. Off in the distance is the Hot Springs Mountain Tower.

We rode up to the top of the tower. Below are the ROOFS of several buildings along the main street. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Linking to The Weekend Roundup

Sunday, May 1, 2022

Weekend Roundup - Q

 This week's assignment: Starts with Q, Favorite, and Quarter.

Starts with Q: Northern Bobwhite QUAIL fits the bill. Mr. and Mrs. were walking down the road, so snapped a shot through the windshield.

Favorite: Guess what? Even though it wasn't an easy task, I found a way to put a horse in a Q post. :) Note the QUIRT laying across the jockey's lap. 

Quarter: The lovely margarita has a QUARTER missing. Hmm.      Wonder where it went?                                                                         

Linking to The Weekend Roundup

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Weekend Roundup - P

 This week's assignment: Starts with P, Favorite, and Paper.

Starts with PPretty in PINK. On one of our backroad rambles, I found this beauty in an overgrown fence row. I don't know what kind of tree it is, but it sure was beautiful all decked out in blooms.

Favorite: Meet PATRON. He is not only a handsome fella, but a real sweetheart.

Paper: This is one of the many books I have read over my lifetime. It's pages are made of PAPER! The bookmark is a souvenir Granddaughter brought me from Europe. And, lucky me, it also has PINK roses. :)

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