Thoughts on creativity. #amwriting

library-425730_1280 3I really enjoy being a writer.

It has been said that no one ever dies wishing they had spent more time at the office. That sounds true, but maybe it isn’t.

Maybe a person would regret not having more time to spend at their work if their life’s work was one of purpose, like tending to the sick and mending the hurts of others. Perhaps, if a person was an artist and created great works of art, on their deathbed they would feel there was so much more they wanted to accomplish.

I’ve always viewed creative endeavors as pure enjoyment, creating contentment at its fullness. Even if there are struggles and trials along the way, the net result is a joyful reward onto itself.

Enjoy always, T

Edits of books past.

I wonder what this says about me. I am going through my first 3 books of the MacNicol/Ellers time-travel adventures to polish some edits and update where needed. I plan to repackage and republish as A Time To . . . series. As I go through my earlier books, not only am I enjoying the stories all over again, but as I read, I am wondering what will happen next and am really pleased with how the story unfolds. It’s nice to be surprised by my own writing. Enjoy always, T

Launch of Until We Meet Again

It’s here. It’s time. I’m launching my 5th book and I’ve very excited; every bit as excited as when I released my first book. This stuff never gets old.

UNTIL WE MEET AGAIN  is available and ready for my eager readers to hit the buy buttons at the online book seller of their choice, like Amazon or Barns & Nobel, etc.

Robert Stevenson, a successful investment banker living the good life in the gilded age of Manhattan, has found a lost Stradivarius violin. Victoria Winters, an indentured time-traveling courier is sent by a mysterious man known as the Maestro to retrieve it from him. If Victoria can find the violin within three weeks, she’ll earn extra time off her ten-year contract with the Maestro. If she fails, she risks losing her daughter, and possibly her life. 

Thanks for all your love and support. This is going to be BIG, I can feel it now.

Cheers and Enjoy always, T

Launch Date: 2/20/15

Dear Friends,

I have some very exciting news and I’m asking for a favor.

I’m counting down the days until my launch date for my next book, Until We Meet Again on February 20 – that’s the exciting news part.
And I’m asking for your help to get my launch off to a good start – that’s where I’m asking for a favor.
If you’d like to support my book launch, I’m asking that you consider buying the book on Friday, February 20 (2/20/15). You can buy it from any of the major online book-sellers. If I can get a good number of my dear friends and fans to support this launch date, I am hoping I can get enough buzz to push my book out onto a hot new release list. This will expose my book to more readers who might be interested in reading/buying my book and the seeds you help plant will grow into a nice flowering hedge that winds its way out into the world.
This would really mean a lot to me – and if I don’t ask, you can’t say YES, which I’m hoping you will.

Thank you and may you Enjoy Always, T

Until We Meet Again
Victoria Winters didn’t regret her affair at Woodstock, or that she returned from the past pregnant with a daughter who would never know her father. Maggie is the light of her life and her only desire is for the two of them to live happily ever after, but she’s deeply indebted to the Maestro, a mysterious man who saved her life in exchange for becoming his time-traveling courier.  Victoria has spent the last four years caring for her daughter, but she still has time to pay, and now she’s being recalled into service to travel to Manhattan in 1888 to retrieve a lost Stradivarius violin.
The Maestro has tracked the missing violin to Robert  Stevenson, a successful investment banker living the good life in the gilded age of Manhattan. After his wife’s untimely death he seeks to employ a new governess for his eight year old daughter, Lenna. When Victoria shows up at his front door it’s obvious she’s the perfect candidate for the job, even though he suspects there’s much more to Miss Winters than she’s willing to tell.
If Victoria can find the violin within three weeks, she’ll earn extra time off her ten-year contract with the Maestro. If she fails, she risks losing her daughter, and possibly her life. Before her assignment is over, she’ll be forced to decide; what is she be willing to lose to have everything she ever wanted?

Until We Meet Again

Just a snippet from Until We Meet Again – Chapter 1

Present Day
She couldn’t be more than a minute or two late for their appointment, and yet the Maestro checked his watch the moment Victoria Winters stepped into his office, deliberately displaying his obsession with time. Time—and his precious collection of musical artifacts—were the only things Jules Vanderzeit cared about. People were only useful in their ability to function as couriers to retrieve the latest object of his obsession.