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Are you getting cabin fever yet? We live out in the country, so I’ve been able to go for walks, most days, and get out into nature. But yesterday and last night we had storms, so that was out.

What have you been doing with your time at home?

I’ve been getting some work done on Whiskey Jug Genie and hope to wrap up the first draft by the end of the week. Wish me luck! That Bubba is a real character.

If you’re running out of things to read, don’t forget the Authors Give Back sale is still going on over at Smashwords! There is a whole selection of ebooks on sale. Some are free, others are greatly discounted.

All of my books are available there for $1 through April 20! So if you’ve been hesitating, now is the chance to try one without breaking the bank.

Or buy the whole set! There’s still one week left in the sale before everything returns to its usual price.

I have two series going and one stand alone.

Esperance-a highland world where the rulers have multiple psychic Talents, with powerful men and strong-willed women.

Gambler’s Folly–A pleasure world which offers anything you’d like, for a price.

Master of the Fleet–A story set in an alternate timeline of the American Northwest, where magic is part of everyday life.

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Stay well. Stay safe.

Grab a cuppa and a good book, sit back and relax.

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Once Morgan and James become serious, he shows her a little of what he can do. As a result, her nickname for him becomes the Green Man.

Who says the Green Man is a myth? Maybe over the centuries the stories have become distorted. Perhaps the Green Man is just a guy with some unique abilities. And just maybe there is more than one…

So what does one with “a way with wood” do? Let’s take a look at one aspect of the Talent.

Here is James showing Morgan a little bit about what he could do.

MORGANThe Pixie and the Green Man

Excerpt:

“Now, you wanted to know a little bit about the Fergusons, he stated. “Watch.”

For a moment, his eyes seemed unfocused, as he reached his working level. It was similar to what Morgan did when she worked with inlay. Holding the branch with both hands, he put his thumb and index finger on either side of it, about halfway down its length, and slid them down the branch.

As she watched, the branch changed shape. Now, instead of round, it had flattened into a strip a little wider than the original and a little longer. The prickling feeling which crept up her arm was similar to what she felt when working with metal. Soon, her whole body tingled from the energy of his work.

With the other hand, he did the same thing to the other half of the branch, with the same result. Morgan watched, fascinated, as he began to shape it into something else.

From the flattened branch, his fingers began to shape little semi-circular bits, like petals, which stood up in bas-relief from the original. As she watched, they became flowers. In between, he pulled bits away from the main branch to become leaves.

Morgan held her breath, afraid of interrupting his work. Once the flowers and leaves were finished, he glanced up at her briefly before continuing.

With his fingers on either side of the branch, he began to curl the branch into a spiral, which made the flowers stand out even more. With one complete circle in the middle and two partials on either end, he pushed the coils together to shorten the overall length. When he was finished, she saw a free-form bracelet, about three inches in width.

Morgan was transfixed by the sight. It was so beautiful she was nearly in tears as he held it out to her. She gently reached out a finger to touch the little petals, still warm from the energy of the shaping.

There were no signs of breaking from the work. It was as if the branch had grown that way on the tree. The bark was even intact, its silvery color making the flowers seem to shine in the soft evening light.

“Morgan?” she heard. “Are you all right?”

“Oh, James. It is so lovely and the little flowers so dainty and beautiful.”

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