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Steampunk Teddy Bear in Progress

Creating a Steampunk Bear was fun!

Steampunk Bear (588x640)Before I finished with the hat.


Sophia Steampunk Bear

Sophia Steampunk Bear

After I added some antique braid on the hat, an antiqued hand crocheted doily and some feathers. Now she’s ready to go back in time, forward, or just anywhere her heart desires. 🙂

Storms knocked me off the internet again a lot of yesterday, so just getting caught up.

And I’m sooo behind on writing. Finally wrote some in long hand. Which means I have to type it now. Glad for the storms though. We really needed them!

Off to write!

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male where fantasy is reality.”
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What Else Do I Do?

One of the questions I’m often asked on interviews–when you’re not writing (me, not writing, ever???), what else do you do???

Well, I blog. 🙂

I bird watch, which wouldn’t be half the fun if I didn’t also photograph them and share them.

cardinal eating on feeder

I take trips and see fun stuff. Photograph them. Share them.

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Create teddy bears. And share them.

Teddy Bears Christmas (533x800)

Garden–which for now means planting new plants to replace the new ones I planted last year that didn’t make it through our summer heat and drought–these are supposed to be more drought resistant.

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And a million other things.

And then I also write, write, write! 🙂

What are some of your favorite things to do?


“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”


Bears and Books!

Way before I was writing books, well, I was writing children’s books, I was making teddy bears that won awards and have been featured in magazines and newspapers. When the Internet came into existence, I scrambled to get a website because the time of going to craft shows had to be expanded. I wanted to reach out across the world. And so I did!

I’ve sold all over the US, Canada, France, Belgium, Australia, South Africa, Kazakhstan and Russia! This tells me that teddy bears are loved universally!!!!

I make them from scratch and personalize them when needed. I did embroidery work since I was young, and this was a way for me to still do it (my family had enough embroidered pictures that they were definitely glad when I had another outlet for my handwork)!

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These four bears are off to Australia. There’s one more, but her sweater didn’t come in on time. The two mohair bears, Isla and Thomas are new twins. 🙂

I’m working on a Campbell bear and he’s nearly done. Picture tomorrow!

Have a wonderful day! Only 5200 words left on Jaguar Pride and I’m excited to finish it. It won’t be all the way finished, as I’ll have to edit it. But that’s the really fun part. 🙂 Making the story truly come to life.

“Giving new meaning to the term alpha male!”