Tea with Winterly

Winter is my favorite time of year. There’s nothing better than to curl up with a cup of tea and a good book while the snow falls outside.

Today’s the Winter Solstice, we’ve still a long way to go before spring.

To mark the occasion, I’m giving away a copy of Assam & Darjeeling to the first ten people who post a comment here.


The Hand That Rocks the Cradle

It’s been a busy time. Here are a few of the reasons why . . . also, we get some very nice fan mail, write some new stories, and drop meaningful hints about some kind of special event coming next week.

The Kitchen Sink Post

The weather has drifted down into the cooler temperatures, slowing everything down a little bit more each day — including this this blog post, which I’ve rewritten and added to six times to reflect the changing reality over the past month. And so, I’m hurrying to post it before anything else happens to force another rewrite.

“The Third Day Comes a Frost…”

Cold times here in the midwest — single digit temperatures and below, arctic winds, and lots of grumpy people. And when the sun does shine, it’s a brittle, cheerless light.

So, of course, I’m loving it.

The Man Who Was November

It finally snowed a bit last week, which made me very happy indeed. Then it melted and I got grumpy. It’s snowing in earnest now, might have ten inches or more by tomorrow night. And now I’m happy again.


When I went into work this morning it was cold, but not too cold. The sky had an iron grey cast to it that I have learned to know very well. Winter. When I left tonight, about five inches of snow had fallen. Maybe six. Finally and at last, she […]