Veteran's Day


My son is still serving in the AF. I retired from the Army reserves, my sister did, my brother-in-law retired from the Army, my dad retired from the AF, my mother served in the Army, my dad’s uncle, was a prisoner of the Japanese and died in the Philippines. My dad had been a prisoner of war in Germany for 16 months. and others served in the Canadian Forces–my grandfather, a doctor. My French Great-Grandfather had been a member of Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders, and one of my Scottish ancestors had fought so well for the king of England, he was awarded land in Canada, one of the Playfairs. One of my German ancestors was brought over to fight the Patriots during the American Revolution, but believed in George Washington’s cause, fled to NY, and he and one of his sons served in the militia in Canada.

Thanks to everyone’s service but wishing we could all live in peace.

Terry
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The Bane of Every Writer: Deadlines

I’m under a November 16th deadline for a 90,00 word science-fiction romance, so while I retreat to my writer’s cave to finish this book, I leave you with these slightly screwy yet somehow profound words of wisdom, LOL…




And my favorite of the week, courtesy of comic Mort Walker and SHOE...


Hope these made you smile!  I won't be smiling until this book is turned in on November 16th. Wish me luck!!

Jenna
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NaNoWriMo--My Highlander!


In the spirit of NaNoWriMo, I'm challenging myself to write 50,000 words for the month of November. I'm working on My Highlander, and hope to have it done, early December and then I'll be working on the next white bear book.

But, I just received word I must do a bunch of blogs for the re-release of Heart of the Wolf for January too!
What's great is that I have a new novella in the story too, so if you read it, but would like to see more of their world, grab up the new copy and enjoy in January! I can't believe it's been 10 years since I wrote it and started with Sourcebooks!

I'm off to get back to My Highlander so you can read it soon!

Terry
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Happy Halloween!!!






 Have a great one!!

Terry
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Happy Halloween!!!!






I was at an literacy tea last weekend in Dallas, so trying to catch up on 4 deadlines. Still have a book due in a couple of days.

But I wanted to wish you a safe and fun Halloween from me to you!

Terry
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The medieval Italian town of Lucca

Lucca, Italy (in Tuscany) is an ancient, walled town that's dripping in history. It’s been around for at least two thousand years, and Jenna Ives and I had a chance to visit this spectacular place a few weeks ago. (She dragged me to a Rolling Stones concert there, but I mainly went along for the chance to visit relatives I have in Italy…)


Lucca was a Roman colony as far back as 180 B.C. In 56 B.C. Julius Caesar was known to have struck an importance political alliance there. On the site of an old Roman amphitheater (where gladiators fought and wild animals killed each other) is now an oval of shops and apartment buildings, but you can still see the shape of the ancient battlegrounds.


Luckily, Lucca’s earthenware city wall (about 40 feet high and about 20 feet wide) is no longer used for defense. In fact, these days it’s been turned into a pedestrian walkway (which is a lot easier to navigate than the warren of Lucca’s narrow streets).


Lucca is full of historical churches, including the Duomo di San Martino…




And the church of San Michele in Foro…



But maybe the best way to get to know this city is by getting lost in its maze of quaint, tiny streets… You never know what you might see!





Jenna and I only spent three days in Lucca, then it was off to see my relatives in Southern Italy. But Lucca is such a unique and special place that it stays with you long after you’ve said “Arrivederchi, Italia!”

Ciao,
Leigh



Duncansby Head, Scotland


Duncansby Head is known for many things, perhaps most importantly for the gorgeous scenery, which includes the Duncansby Stacks shown here. You have to hike in about a mile (or two), which is a beautiful walk along the shore. But you'll need to spend your time gazing at your feet to avoid the sheep droppings! Can  you see the little hole in the first stack? It's called Thirle Door. Don't ask me why.

Here's another view of the dramatic coastline.
 






Despite the awesome views, including the Hebrides across the way, the land is so undeveloped that it's used for grazing sheep.


Duncansby Head is also known for its lighthouse, built by one of the famous Stevenson family lighthouse engineers. The family also includes the author Robert Louis Stevenson.

Finally, this area is known for being the furthest point north on the mainland of Great Britain. Popularly, the actual point is known as John O'Groats, and here's the well-known signpost.


Technically, however, the official point is at Dunnet's Head, which we visited in a downpour so I didn't get a great photo. Despite the less than ideal weather, the natural beauty of this area is awesome.