Life Lesson

Walking to lunch a nurse is pushing a patient in a wheelchair to the parking lot. The patient was my age or younger, his body shriveled and he was weak but determined to stand up and get in the car. I slowed my steps to watch and offer help if the nurse needed it. But he stood up and moved his fragile body to the car. I walked on by, offered a smile, and headed on to lunch once again being reminded how lucky I am....

Paperback cover for Heartland


Paperback cover for Feels like Friday

A Ghostly Experience? 

 

Something very strange happened on the morning of Sunday, February 7 around 6:30. The old Bakers-Peters mansion is down the street from where I live, located at the corner of Kingston Pike and North Peters. I was out early and I came to the red light, in the middle lane with a pickup truck to my left. The traffic light can be a little long in waiting so we are sitting there waiting in the dark. The streets are all empty at such an early time on a Sunday.  Suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere a silhouette breaks across the truck's headlights like somebody walking across the street in front of us.  But nobody was there. I looked over at the driver and it was a moment frozen with surprised looks on both our faces as if to ask.... Did you see what I just saw?

The Bakers-Peters Mansion is reputedly haunted by Dr. Abner Baker who treated soldiers during the Civil War. It is believed that union soldiers, angry that the doctor was treating confederate soldiers, demanded he turn over the soldiers. Dr. Baker is believed to have locked himself inside a room on the upstairs floor, refusing to turn over the men.  He was shot through the door by a union soldier and died from his wounds. It is also believed that Dr. Baker's son, shot and killed the union soldier that shot Dr. Baker. Dr. Baker's son may have also been killed during the fight but it's hard to confirm this with certainty. Several have reported experiences inside the mansion of cold spots, lights turning on and off and whispering. But there have also been reports of people seeing figures in the windows and moving shadows on the grounds.

Have you had an experience at Bakers-Peters Mansion or any other strange or bizarre experience? Would you like to share it anonymously? Contact me here!

Cover Reveal! Weeds in the Sidewalk

 Thank you to everyone for being so patient. The time is finally here and I'm pleased to give you a first look at the cover of my brand new novel Weeds in the Sidewalk!