Bottom Ball


Playing softball in the bottom (field down below, near the creek). Softball tryouts are in two weeks, and my daughter has been busy recruiting pitching help all over the farm. Will you pitch for me? Will you pitch for me? WILL YOU PITCH FOR ME NOW?

No, she’s not driving everyone crazy. Why do you ask?

In other news, I drove to Ashland, Kentucky on Saturday and gave a talk to KYOWA Romance Writers. They were a great group! Tons of fun! And they bought lots of copies of Deep Blue! I love those people!:love:

Winner from Friday’s contest: #22, Jessica! Click the Contact button and send me your pick from my contemporary backlist!!


  1. Angie says:

    Suzanne…cherish those days. They pass too quickly!
    It seems like only yesterday mine were nagging me to “Kick the soccer ball with me mamma. Can you kick the ball for me now? Can you stop a few for me?” :hyper:
    Now my older son will be 18 in less than a month and graduating from High School. And my younger son turns 15 in November and is hot after his learner’s permit! Where does the time go??? ❓

  2. Fannie M Wiggins says:

    Hi Suz, just got home after two weeks and am happy to be here. My new grandson, Jackson Nicholas Young arrived at 10:00 pm Feb 24th, weighing in at 9 lbs 5 oz. I haven’t had time to catch up on the blog yet but will over the next few days. Sure have missed you guys and all the fun. Take care and hugs.:!::!:

  3. ruby55 says:

    Don’t you just love sports? I think I should have been involved in more myself. I had to do it first try, in school, but there were fewer opportunities in those days because the advantages of exercise had not been fully recognized and anyway, during the decade after the war, money was needed for other things.

    I never got a chance to do it with my kids, since I didn’t have any, but I did just a little bit with my sister’s.

    Glad you had a good time at the talk. I wish I had some of my maps handy right now. I’m reading “A Crack in the Edge of the World” by Simon Winchester about the SF Earthquake of 1906. He writes about a lot of places too that I’d like to see on a map.

    Grrr. Only about 300 boxes to go through to find things I need. Some of them are maybe a cubic foot but some are 10 or 12 in size. I hate to think about it.

    The mud must be similar to what we have here. I can just see concrete but it’s been pouring most nights and anywhere where there is ground it must look like that. Hope your kids know enough *not* to get into it. Well, of course, knowing and doing are two very different things, aren’t they.:grin:

  4. Tori Lennox says:

    Ruby, you’re a woman after my own heart! I love maps. 🙂 I even bought a road atlas for the U.K. because I read so many British murder mysteries and I wanted to know where places were. 🙂

  5. catslady says:

    Congrats Jessica. Congrats Fannie – sounds like a big healthy grandson! And Suzanne, just wanted to let you know I just finished “The Beast Within” and it was great.:yes:

  6. Amy K. says:

    Good luck to your daughter!

  7. Danica says:

    Um, any trips to Colorado planned? I’d so be in the front row!

  8. Mechele Armstrong says:

    Good luck to the daughter!:yes: