Status Update (or, why is there no movement here?)

This blog will remain accessible at this location until some time in January. Earlier reports of its departure were premature.

This has been a lesson in humility. Basically, I made the mistake of trying to be proactive, demonstrate my independence, and prove my capacity for self reliance by doing something myself. What happened? Just another confirmation of what I actually already know all too well: That this only works if I have the knowledge, skills, and/or talent to make it work. Otherwise, I need HELP!

While my new author webpage now has a functioning way for people to sign up to receive updates, I have yet to learn how to send those updates. I’m going to have to work on that – with assistance – and do some testing to make sure it all works smoothly before this bird is going to be ready to fly. Given the lateness of the season, there just realistically isn’t going to be time to accomplish that before the end of the year.

So, I lied. But I didn’t mean to.

Happy Winter-Solstice-coincident observances to all, and stay tuned.

This blog is moving to my author page

This blog is moving to my author page at (The name is my maiden name and it seemed appropriate to use it for my fiction, most of which has roots going back well before I was married.)

For some time I’ve been quietly working on a series of fantasy novels set in a world I invented many years ago. There are seven books in the series, which is called The Nagaro Chronicle and features themes of honor and altruism. The first book, Gift of Chance, is due to come out in 2015, and it is time to refocus my efforts around that event.

I thought I could maintain the blog in both locations, but I couldn’t find a way to conveniently post to both simultaneously – and posting everything twice is proving too burdensome. Most of the existing posts are already at, along with all your wonderful comments. I intend to shut this site down as of the end of this year – assuming the author website is up to snuff. (It is already open.)

If you’ve enjoyed my posts, I hope you’ll follow me to the new location. If that doesn’t work for you, I want you to know I sincerely appreciate the interest you’ve shown over the years. To those who have commented, I’ve enjoyed our conversations. You’ve kept me going.

Best wishes to you all.