Welcome to my blog, and thank you for joining me!  I love to write about things I’ve learned along the path of 55 years.  As a child of the ’60s and the only girl with too many boys tugging at my pigtails, I’ve learned about “girl” things and “boy” things.  I learned at an early age that I needed to know about both in order to take care of myself.  How do you start a car with a stick shift if your started goes out?  I can do it.  How do you get a cake to bake evenly?  I learned that too.  What if your DVD player stops working?  I learned how to take it apart, clean it, and put it back together again.  Let’s face it…sometimes you have no one to help except yourself, right?

This blog will be a mixed bag of things worth knowing.  As a freelance court reporter of 21 years, I’ve learned something new practically every day about anything from heavy equipment, to types of grass, to biomechanics, to — well, you name it.  If I don’t know it, I have to find out about it.  Thousands upon thousands of words have come my way, and they all matter.

My early life in Mississippi, my adult years in Austin, Texas, and my court reporting experience all led me to this point.  As I sit here in the dark (hey, as I was writing, it just happened) in Chattanooga, TN, I’m coming up on the final leg of my journey to publishing my first novel, Incredulity.  Here’s the cover, created in Microsoft Word (another thing worth knowing), in about 20 minutes.  YouTube is a wonderful thing!

incredulity cover

Writing about a court reporter who falls in love with a cowboy seemed very natural to me, well, because I’m a court reporter…and who doesn’t love a cowboy?  Although it’s mostly fiction, I’m throughout all of the pages, along with my dad.  It’s been a very cathartic journey, one that will continue, because I can’t stop.  I’m so excited about this process and everything I’ve learned!  I just can’t imagine doing anything else from this point forward.

I can’t wait to share it with you!  Stay tuned in the coming weeks for the launch details (and perhaps a few giveaways)!

Thanks again for stopping by…

Kathy