Now available in Print! “The Beet Goes On”


A perfect 5″ by 7″ Gift Book especially designed for best friends, for family, for your favorite gardener or dog lover.

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“It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else.”

Erma Bombeck

That is the way I felt when I started writing The Beet Goes On this past year. After the loss of my young cousin Jenny to ovarian cancer, and a year later, my little sister, Jill, it was as clear as could be: When what you have left is love…give it away. Something as simple as that, yet not always easy to do.

As I began to think about the stories I wanted to tell, a particular image kept coming to my mind: Detours. The detours we take over and over again in life, especially as we age. We move forward with our dreams, something stops us and we have to take a detour (in my case, healing twice from cancer), then we move forward again. But once I realized that everything was in the stories, it became easier to write. No “wisdom talking.” Just the stories. Quirky and hilarious, poignant and touching: everything is in the stories.

I’d like to share these stories with you. They are guaranteed to make you laugh and possibly give you one of those “good” cries….two of one and two of the other. Stories you won’t find anywhere else.

An emotional journey of the heart in one sitting and best of all: great for sharing.



I have TEN BOOKS to giveaway!

Reviews on my Amazon page are so helpful, that I’m happy to give away ten books to the first ten people to buy a book and leave a review. (Don’t be nervous: you can write a couple of sentences and it counts. Some people have written a lot–it’s fabulous, but not necessary!)

Buy one book, either print or eBook, and I’ll mail you a print copy—to give away as a gift!


Go to this page:


Buy your book and let me know, either RIGHT HERE ON THE BLOG, or on Facebook:

The first ten people to buy a book and leave a review on Amazon will win a second cute-as-a-button print book completely free. (When you leave me a note telling me that you’ve done it, I’ll have your email and will follow up with you directly: Donna and Elena….your books are on their way!)

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I can’t say enough about your your support as I work on my larger collection of essays. I hope you’ve noticed on the acknowledgments page of the book, that I’ve especially thanked all my blogging buddies for the encouragement to keep writing. From Amsterdam to New Zealand, from Australia to New Jersey and South Carolina….

Thank you all!

Remember: Leave a review on Amazon and win a gift copy of  The Beet Goes On.  Ten copies will be given away.

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