The Mountain Women Series

I saved my favorite for last

Rona’s House is the 13th book in the Mountain Women Series, the finale, and my favorite.

This story leaps into the future (1976), where May Rose is again surrounded by loving friends in a familiar setting. She’s quite an old lady now, full of wise observations and grand memories. As she says, she’s the oldest person she knows.

I hope you’ll enjoy seeing the young people of the series all grown up. There are a few new characters, friendships renewed and mysteries unraveled. Enjoy!

The ebook is now available on Amazon, and the print copy will be available soon.


More, please.

I still believe this!

Welcome to the Mountain Women Series

Though I’m always hesitant to give literary advice, I would like to make a modest request to authors of fiction. Please, give us something that’s more.

A lot of fiction is like stale cookies or mediocre pizza, satisfying to people who’ll take sugar, cheese and pepperoni in any form.  I can never understand why, when it’s not required, some will read a book all the way through, then acknowledge it was terrible. Like, “That pizza was really bad.” Belch. I guess they’re hungry.

People read fiction to have an experience–thrilling or horrifying or romantic, and hopefully satisfactory. Guess what, some also read fiction to be enlightened. When I read fiction, I like to learn something.

I’m told more people read non-fiction than fiction. To them, fiction may seem frivolous, unconnected to real life ambitions and concerns.

In truth, the best fiction offers an entertaining experience along with insight, so it’s possible to learn more about ourselves and others, about events, cultures…

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Digital Beneficiary, Digital Estate, Digital Executor, NONI, Online Assets

Are you good to go?

Does anybody know the important stuff you keep in your head?

Let’s say you do a lot of business online, and you keep a lot of the ways and means in your head. What happens to all of that (and the people who depend on it) if suddenly you can’t manage it?

Who is prepared to step in and carry on for you?

An hour’s planning now can save months of difficulty for those who may have to take over. 

At the minimum, you should leave instructions for one or more people (your “digital executors”), telling how to access your phone, your computer, and your email accounts.

You can create a spreadsheet with all those instructions, but it won’t be legal unless you create a codicil to your will and have it notarized. 

There’s a better way. 

NONI is a neat application (permanently free to first subscribers) that lets you specify how your online life will be continued or concluded, and it provides a legal codicil. You can update everything at any time.

Using NONI, you can identify all your devices and online assets and specify “digital executors” and beneficiaries. Best of all, you can leave detailed instructions for managing your online life if it needs to continue—for example, if you have an online business. In NONI, all passwords are securely encrypted, but you’re not required to add them.

The application prompts you to add beneficiaries and executors for each “digital asset,” including their contact information so NONI can send your instructions once officially notified that something has happened to you. 

I just completed my digital estate on NONI and downloaded the codicil. 

I’m good to go!

P.S. I’ve been given permission to give you this free link for the developer’s friends and family, which means I can give it to you. Check it out! You’ll never be asked to pay.