Stuff on my desk

It has been very hectic around my house this week. My desk isn’t usually this chaotic. Items on my desk today- kleenex (just threw it away, but this cold won’t leave), stapler (to keep my files organized), note from library (to take my 5 year old grandson to the Lego event), yellow pad (to keep me organized, of course), small notepad (details of the next book), pens (always need one handy), broken cup (place to keep the pens), calculator (duh), mouse (doesn’t work that well without a mouse pad), printer (yes, always need that), sticky notes (use tons of these).

What have you got on your desk?

Drumroll please! Are you ready for Rain Man?

Rain Man, Lies He Told: Book Two is now live! On sale for $.99 for a limited time. Get it now!

Can Rain solve his last police case without getting his girlfriend arrested?

Rainier is a survivor. He’s made some mistakes, and now he’s paying for them. As a condition of his probation, he must work with the police on investigations where his skills might be useful. There is one more case to solve to complete his commitments. Then he’ll be free. Just as he heads undercover to work this last case, Sophia arrives in town. She is a childhood crush who means a great deal to Rain, and she is obviously terrified of someone.

Sophia has made a bad choice in the past, and now she’s in hiding to avoid dealing with it. Still, it follows her, and Rainier is the only one she can trust to help her handle it. Rain’s problem? The clues he’s uncovering in his last case all seem to lead directly to Sophia. Can he solve this case without breaking his heart or pointing the police in his girlfriend’s direction?

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Sylvie Grayson Author of Romantic Suspense and Fantasy

We first met Rain Man in The Lies He Told Me

When a police detective falls for his main suspect, life gets complicated.

The Lies He Told Me by Sylvie Grayson

When Chloe Bowman’s husband disappears, never did she imagine that in the midst of the search to find him, she’d discover she didn’t really know this man at all. She’s left alone with her young son and a time bomb on her hands. Lurking in the shadows is the mysterious Rain Man.

Police Detective Ross Cullen was already investigating Chloe’s husband when he  disappeared. But the deeper Ross digs the less he knows,  and the more he’s attracted  to the young widow as she struggles to put her life back together. Can Ross break  through the Rain Man’s disguises to solve the case so he can be with Chloe?

Goodreads review –  5 stars- This is, without a doubt, one of the most twisted, convoluted, complicated books I’ve ever read. I wish I had as much strength as Chloe does. She successfully pulls her life together after her husband disappears. And, she handles even more when she discovers her husband may not have been the man she thought he was. A thought-provoking story with a tough heroine, a hard-as-nails detective, and an explosive HEA. 

Amazon review — 5 stars- I have read the four books in the Last War series by this gracious lady and enjoyed them immensely. However, I rarely read contemporary novels and especially mysteries. I have had to change my mind after reading this novel and even stayed up LATE . I had to finish it. SO glad I did! If you have not read them, the Last War series by Ms. Grayson is a terrific set of novels to enjoy. All of her books that I have read so far have been enjoyable reads, no matter what the genre. 

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Johnny Cash – Five Feet High and Rising

We had a dump of rain and the water dug a furrow down our driveway. We’ll have to repair it soon before it grows bigger, as these things tend to do. The pop up stream grew as well, here it was a few days ago.

This is what it looks like now

My cold is finally giving up, and I will soon emerge in good shape. Can’t wait.  We head over to Vancouver this week for some meetings and to get together with long-time friends. I’m looking forward to it. Hope you are well too, and doing fine.

Welcome to the New Year

We have had a dump of snow, huge for this part of the world. My patio table looked like it had a cake on it.

Then the snow melted and the rain began. The combination of melted snow and rain water started the small creeks running madly.

I call these the pop-up creeks, only active in the winter when heavy rains fill them up.

Now I have a cold, my sinuses ache and my teeth ache. I’ve used up boxes of Kleenex. But the good news is, it will likely improve after today and I’ll be on the mend! 🙂


Welcome this New Year like never before!


I have a recommendation for you this year— Do What Matters in 2020

Here is some information on how to wind up the old year and welcome the new—with gusto!

  1. Set aside a little time to reflect on 2019. List your best accomplishments.
  2. Express your gratitude. And you can use your list to cover those events.
  3. Keep a positive attitude, and in this way leave the old year behind, and look forward to the new one. Forgive everyone who has hurt you, including yourself. It takes the sting away.
  4. Once you’ve looked at your good times and been thankful, set your goals for the New Year. The list doesn’t have to be long, but focus really helps.
  5. Once the goals are set, break it down into time management chunks, such as three month intervals, or monthly goalposts.
  6. Now is the time to schedule your activity to enable you to reach those goals. The schedule doesn’t have to be set in stone, but it sure helps keep the focus and measure your progress.
  7. In the midst of all that, don’t forget to set aside time to unplug— we all need to refresh and maintain our connections with family and friends.

Well? What do you think? Will this process work? This is the first time I’ve tried it so I’ll let you know how it goes. Have you done this before? Let’s compare results. Leave a comment or send me an email at