Happy Thanksgiving!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHappy Thanksgiving!  Today is the day when we Americans pause to count our blessings.  I hope you have a long list.  I do, and my list includes you!

Thank you for buying the books I love to write. Thank you for telling everyone you know about my stories.  Thank you for taking the time to write reviews.  Thank you for sharing your excitement with me on social media, in email, and in person at book signings.

I always dreamed of being a published author. With your help, I’ve achieved that lifelong dream.  Today, as I do every day, I appreciate all my readers for what you’ve helped me accomplish. Your support makes me eager to dream up new stories and share them with you.

So a heartfelt thank you to each and every one of you.  Have a happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season!

Another Bloomin’ Castle!

Visitors to Scotland have a saying: “A B C.” It stands for “another bloomin’ castle” or “another bloody castle”, depending on your preference, as in “here we are, visiting another…”. You get the idea. I’m sure the same holds true for the rest of Great Britain, France, and many other places. Nonetheless, those castles are fascinating places to visit and included on tours for many reasons. They’re picturesque, they are remnants of a past about which we’ve forgotten much. They’re often architectural marvels. And they’re romantic.

On my recent trip to Scotland, I did the ABC tour, which also included some gorgeous stately homes, as well. Take a look!

Cameron House on the shores of Loch Lomond

Stirling Castle

Cawdor Castle and lovely gardens

Culloden House and incredible walled garden

Blair Castle and not a Blair in sight (save me) – it’s the seat of the Murrays

Holyroodhouse Palace Royal Residence and ruined Abbey

Edinburgh Castle

St. Andrews ruined castle by the sea

Now that you’ve seen these, where would you like to go on your own ABC tour?