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Ruthorford2Sometimes life throws you a curve. In Ruthorford, that’s just another day.
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Welcome Spring ~ Welcome Spring Fling!

VioletsAs most of the country turns their clocks ahead, Ruthorford has turned itsshoppers thoughts ahead to the annual Spring Fling! The magic of spring has finally come to Ruthorford after a long, bitter winter and everyone is ready for sunshine and warmth–which means Ruthorford is throwing open its doors and inviting the world to join in the Spring Fling. Come along and let its magic enthrall you. ~

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mardi_gras_banner_1It’s that time of year again ~ Mardi Gras. The preparations are done and celebrations have been in full swing since January 6th, all culminating on March 4th this year. So, join me, won’t you, as we visit another very southern tradition and, as they say in New Orleans and all along the Gulf Coast ~


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Valentine’s Day

~ It’s Time for Cupid to Aim His Arrow ~

cookiesWelcome to Ruthorford, where every event is special and descendants make every effort to ensure that remains the same for the foreseeable future. With that in mind, please join me as we visit Ruthorford for Valentine’s Day and, as a special treat, you are invited for an insider’s look at their magical celebration ~ a must for descendants in Finding Your Valentine. Enjoy!

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Winter Comes to Ruthorford

öXAs with the rest of the country, winter descended on Ruthorford with a vengeance. Find out how Ruthorford and the descendants handled Mother Nature in A Ruthorford Winter.

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~Happy Holidays~

candleandcookiesIt’s the most wonderful time of the year! Feasting, shopping, celebrating. Goodwill to all. As across our wonderful nation, Ruthorford celebrates the holidays in style. Stop in and see how the festivities unfold this time of year ~ Ruthorford’s Holiday Traditions.PRSale

Merry Christmas ~ Ho, Ho, Ho! My publisher put Pennyroyal Christmas, The Shoppe of Spells, and Meadow’s Keep on sale. Give the perfect gift ~ give Ruthorford. Drop by Amazon and stuff your stockings.


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Autumn Hello

This is my favorite time of year. fall beautyThe colors inspire me. The temperatures drop and the animals around my cottage in the woods get frisky, giving me endless smiles. Okay, cooler weather means sweaters and I always look forward to the onset of sweater weather ~ I can cover my fluff with fluff, while feeling free to enjoy all the holiday season’s feasts. Why don’t you join me? Enjoy a peek into my world. Visit Autumn Hello. Have an awesome Autumn!

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Shanon Grey ~ Rising Star!!!

RisingStarShanon Grey is November’s Rising Star in InD’tale magazine with her novels, The Shoppe of Spells, Meadow’s Keep, and Pennyroyal Christmas. Check it out.


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Visit to Swansbrough Manor ~ Shiver Me Timbers

                                        I love Halloween. Always have. When my kids were little, I went all out, or as much as I could on aIMG_1525

limited budget. Then, when I moved to GA and started writing, I decorated for my stories and posts–which I shared with you again this year, in honor of Pookie. However, with a new full-time job on top of my full-time author job, I figured this year I would forgo the extra work. Unfortunately, for me, that also meant forgoing the joy I have at Halloween.

NOT SO! Last night I went to Swansbrough Manor to see their Halloween Haunts. I figured, “Okay, he made a small yard setup.” Boy, was I very wrong. So, won’t you join me as I traverse the thrills and chills of Swansbrough Manor ~

The event has grown so large, a kind neighbor across the street opened up a vacantIMG_1485 lot for parking. As you approach, you are greeted by this pirate vessel. Let me tell you, pirates would have been thrilled with this vessel. It’s huge!

And that’s not the only one. There are four!

IMG_1531 copyIMG_1494All of which offer a Caribbean Cruise ~ just not one to your liking ~IMG_1488_edited-1

IMG_1502But first ~ you have to wander through the graveyard.  Sadly, many a pirate lost his life to the briny deep, leaving his love to wander forever searching and awaiting his return. IMG_1498 copy

IMG_1506IMG_1495Ever see one of those paintings where the eyes following you? Here the eyes follow you and IMG_1491the song haunts you, until you find yourself fleeing for the witches abode ~ which is just past the phantom sailor IMG_1491

  and the swaying pumpkinhead ~IMG_1505

IMG_1507 copyThere you will have a young guide. You better follow her, or she  will follow you

IMG_1511 These witches seem musically inclined, for they offer you a song ~

Sung by the bust of a man long gone ~IMG_1532When you flee – beware! You’ve stepped through a portal into the Bayou ~

IMG_1513 copyWhere the witches wait, surrounded by swamps. Look out, those things nipping at your ankles might be alligators. I ran too fast to catch a picture of them. I did manage to see what she’d done with those pirates that hang around too long ~IMG_1514 IMG_1517 copyOr, she let the mermaid have ‘em ~

Alas, we found one lass who’d found her man ~IMG_1518-copy copyDo you think we should tell her he’s not all he’s cracked up to be?


IMG_1520I thought this pirate looked too happy. Then I saw the brig ~ and the hound from hell who guards the keys ~

IMG_1522As we made our way through, the darkness shrouded any picture taking. Not that I was IMG_1525thinking about that…I was too busy running through. But I was stopped by one final offer ~ to spend my days and foreverafter within Davy Jones’ Locker ~

As we left, our pockets a bit lighter, all the proceeds going to a local school’s art and music programs, we stopped to thank Captain Steve for making Halloween the holiday it should be ~

IMG_1533 copyTil next year mateys!

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Celebrating Halloween

110921_002_001This year I am dedicating my Halloween page to my sweet Halloween Pookie Puppy, who is no long with us. She joined our family 2 days before the big Halloween event one year and became a big part of our celebration every year, helping me decorate, greeting Trick or Treaters, and making the start to the season one to remember. So join us with A Halloween Remembrance. Have a safe and fun Halloween!

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Book Signing and Arts & Crafts Fair



Come one! Come all! Join us at Newnan Health Mart, 15 Baker Road, Newnan, GA this Saturday, October 19th, for the local authors book signing and arts and crafts fair. Lots to do. Lots of fun.  See you there!

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