Thursday, January 16, 2014

SHOW & SHARE--Good news!

SHOW & SHARE is one of the new features for 2014, where writers can share photos and news. This feature will have its own tab at the top of the page to make it easy to find again and again. Have something to share? E-mail me at deestan62 @ gmail . com, with 'Show & Share' in the subject, and I'll be sure to post it for you. 

Laura Vosika would like to share her good news: The Water is Wide, book three of the Blue Bells Chronicles, was recently released!

World-renowned musician Shawn Kleiner vanished in the night among the ruins of a Scottish castle. While the world searches, one woman, the mother of his child, knows the truth: he is trapped seven hundred years in the past. While they struggle to reunite across the centuries, an unseen shadow crosses their path—an evil that will threaten the life of a child prophesied to protect history. An evil from the past walks today....

You can pick up a copy at:

Buffalo Books, 6 Division Street East, Buffalo, MN; (763) 682-3147
Borders Books, The Shoppes at Arbor Lake, Maple Grove, MN
Smashwords Available in many electronic formats: online, dowloads, palm readers, Sony readers, Stanza reader, and more.
Nook and Kindle
Book Share for the reading impaired
Northern Lights Roadhouse gift shop, Beaver Bay, MN (great food, too!)
Lakewalk Books, 1427 London Road, Duluth, MN Carl Casperson specializes in signed, first editions, and now has several signed first editions of Blue Bells of Scotland for sale.

And if you haven't read them yet, be sure to pick up your copy of 


Laura Vosika is the author of the Blue Bells Trilogy.  In addition to the Trilogy, she is working on several other novels and a non-fiction book on raising a large family.
Laura grew up in the military, visiting castles in England, pig fests in Germany, and the historic sites of America's east coast.  She earned a bachelor's degree in music, and worked for many years as a freelance musician, playing trombone for pit orchestras, ballets, and symphonies, and flute and harp for other venues.  She spent three years as a member of the Buz Whiteley Big Band and Farragut Brass Band in Bremerton, WA. 
 After earning a masters degree in education, she took a job as a music teacher and band director.  She has also taught private lessons on wind instruments, piano, and harp, for twenty years. 
In her spare time, Laura likes to play piano, harp, and flute, do sudokus, and learn Gaelic.
She currently lives in Minnesota with her  nine children, and assorted menagerie.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Just an update...

Apologies. It has been almost a month since I last posted here. I have a few new tricks up my sleeve for 2014, but unfortunately, I'm not in the least bit organized right this moment.

Since Christmas, my life has been a series of ups and downs, and just this week my sister-in-law lost her battle with the big ugly 'C' word. Memorial services are being held tomorrow and Friday.

Although I have a blog post scheduled for tomorrow, I won't be completely coordinated until next week. I'm hoping you'll bear with me until I can think clearer.

For now, here's a photo taken at a wedding we recently attended. This is my sister-in-law Patricia and her husband Stan. She was a wonderful person, and I'm sorry you never met her.

Rest in Peace