Monday, April 6, 2015

It's finally April!


April is here and it seemed like it took forever to arrive! Usually time flies by too fast, but this past winter, just like the one last year, appeared to last forever. I like wearing sandals instead of shoes and socks, shorts instead of jeans or sweat pants, and blouses instead of sweaters. Of course, living in SE Texas tends to spoil a person and I know I'm definitely one of the most spoiled when it comes to comfort.


I know I'd never last through a winter like they get in the North and North East. Those people are TOUGH!


I spent the morning watering the yard. My deciduous plants and trees are waking up and sprouting baby leaves. They are soooo cute! I really thought we'd lost our hibiscus plants because of the cold winter temperatures, but they're coming back, too, and I'm impressed with their survival skills.

The hummingbirds are back and so are the Purple Martins.

Yep. Spring has sprung!



Wednesday, January 15, 2014

A clean office makes such a difference!

Usually when I enter my office I keep my eyes straight ahead so I won't see the mess. But, yesterday, I decided that Cleaning my office was a priority and I spent four hours filing, organizing, and chunking unwanted papers. I wish I had a before picture for comparison.









Okay, I can still see where some works needs to be done, but gee whiz! And, for some reason, a clean office makes for a happy writer!




Sunday, January 12, 2014

Ninth Lord of the Night

Ninth Lord of the Night was a difficult novel to write. It literally took years of research and then a trip to Guatemala for background information. What I wanted was for the reader to actually experience the majesty of Tikal and the wonders of the rain forest through reading the book. Nothing can compare with actually being there, but so many people can't make a trip like this and I wanted to share my experiences.


Then, there was the actual writing itself. I chose a circular storyline where the ending comes full circle to the beginning. In the beginning, a Mayan shaman sees Zack in a vision and in the end, Zack sees the Mayan shaman peering through the jungle brush in a photograph.


Between the beginning and the end of the novel is an exciting coming of age story of a boy on a journey of both self-discovery and knowledge who will risk his life to return to the Mayan people a valuable lost artifact.
And, of course, there has to be a girl. The girl Zack falls for is Maria, also fighting her own demons of self-discovery.


Then there is the bad guy who's an artifacts smuggler. Smuggling of precious artifacts is a major problem in Guatemala. Raymond is mean and vicious and will stop at nothing to get what he wants - even murder.


Ninth Lord of the Night is available as an ebook at Amazon or in print through any retailer.














Monday, May 21, 2012

THE END OF THE TOUR - A COZY, CAMPY MYSTERY






Richard was a bully who insulted everyone around him. No wonder he was murdered. The question was, "Who did it?" His sister-in-law who despised him? Or, his trophy wife who had to beg for every penny? Written in the style of Dame Agatha, THE END OF THE TOUR is filled with campy characters, a cozy setting, and a final twist!


Amazon Reader Reviews:

THE END OF THE TOUR

"The End of the Tour comes recommended with FIVE stars! For an entertaining read -cuddled on the sofa with a glass of wine by the fire--this is the story to devour!"


"Driver has woven a mystery full of dialogue and well crafted characters. I read the book in one sitting and it kept pulling right up to its very well thought-out ending."

"This clever little story presents the reader with the murder of a boorish writer. The characters are interesting and human, and the plot is skillfully handled."

"I wholeheartedly recommend this mystery short."



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Bonny Raitt video - I Can't Make You Love Me


Video's a bit blurry, but what a GREAT song sung by a GREAT singer!