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The Wait is Over!
The Blossoming is now available. Thank you all for your patience during these past few months!

The Blossoming

Green Man Series

Volume 3

Set in the upper reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, Sylvia Ash continues her romance with the handsome scientist, Owen Anderson. A murder in their neighborhood rocks their world. Danger lurks in their peaceful surroundings of Bayside and on their first sailing adventure.
Can the Green Man save Sylvia in time?
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Coming in late Spring 2016

Earth & Sea


... A Selkie Story

Ian Dunaway is a hot, young carpenter.  Kelsi Muir is a selkie (seal woman).  They cannot get enough of each other.  Can a relationship exist between a selkie and a human?

Find out more in this steamy romance in Spring 2016.
Coming in 2017
A prequel to the Green Man Series
Sylvia’s grandmother Holly and her friend Marian will find adventure and murder in the mid 1960’s among peace, love, rock n’ roll and protest rallies.
Contest Announcement!
If you're a fan of the Green Man Series, then help!
I need a name for the above mentioned prequel.

- Contest runs until April 2016 -
Think early 1960’s, protest rallies, civil rights, women’s rights, Vietnam and rock n’ roll.  Spunky Marian Duir and earthy, flower child, Holly Ash find murder, mystery and magic as they navigate the turbulent times of the early 1960’s with the Green Man.

PRIZE: Winner will receive a dedication in the book, a signed first edition and a bag of Green Man goodies.

How to Enter: Please visit the Contests

Winners will be notified via email, facebook, and website announcement.

Cobalt Blue Victorian Poison Bottle...
An Inspiration

A vintage bottle from Etsy Shop: The Curious Magpie

As a locally known sea glass jewelry artisan I have been requested to write a novel with sea glass as part of the main plot. Forthcoming: a lovely, brilliant, cobalt blue piece of sea glass from a Victorian poison bottle wends its way through time in a tale of murder, love and heartbreak.
Latest from the Blog...
Posting from February 2nd, 2016. More posts about the Green Man folklore available here.
The blizzard Jonas has left the Mid-Atlantic covered in a thick blanket of snow. Needless to say, when the groundhog did not see his shadow this morning, those still embalmed in snow, were near cheering at the thought of an early spring.  In the Mid-Atlantic, USA and North East, we are more than ready to ‘drive the cold winter away’ (to quote a Loreena McKennit holiday song)

What does the Green Man have to do with this, you ask? The Green Man represents birth, death and rebirth in all facets.  Particularly in nature. There is a classic battle between winter and summer with the Holly King and Oak King.  

Today is Groundhog’s Day or Imbolc by pagans and wicccans.  It is the waning of winter and the beginning of Spring. In several cultures, from this February day throughout the Lenten season, it is definitely time to drive the cold winter away.  It is time for the Straw Bear and other Jack in the Green like figures to drive winter away to permit the beginning of Spring to arrive. Even with the recent blizzard, snowdrops are pushing through the snow and gracing the mid-Atlantic with early signs of Spring.
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Upcoming Events
& Book Signings

  The Palette & The Page  

March 12, 2016

Elkton MD

  Cecil Con  

April 9, 2016

Cecil College
Technology Center
North East MD

  St. Mary Anne's Garden Market  

April 29 & 30th, 2016
Times TBA

North East MD

Recipe for
Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

In The Greening, Sylvia and Marian lunch at a small restaurant in Strasburg, PA. Sylvia requests a chocolate dessert and she fell in love with the rich, dense, chocolate. Now you can try the recipe

Sylvia will be making it for Owen on Valentine's Day in the sequel to the Green Man Series. A book with Owen as the main character(publication date set for 2017).

Recipe from
The Blossoming

Sylvia makes a red, white and blue potato salad vinaigrette for the annual Bayside 4thof July picnic in The Blossoming. The recipe is below.


Patriotic Herbed
Potato Salad

1 lb. baby white potatoes
1 lb. baby red potatoes
1 lb. baby blue potatoes
Juice of two lemons
2 tsp. kosher salt

2 tsp. stone ground Dijon mustard
¼ c. minced red onion
½ c.  good, virgin Olive oil

2 Tablespoons fresh minced parsley

2 Tablespoons fresh minced basil

2 Tablespoons fresh minced dill (other herbs can be substituted to your personal taste)

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Boil potatoes until they can be pierced through easily (20-30 minutes).

While potatoes are boiling, create vinaigrette in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients. Stir well to combine the herbs, seasonings, lemon juice and olive oil.

When potatoes are done, drain well and toss in the vinaigrette. This salad can be served hot, lukewarm or cold.
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