Happy Spring!

Here’s hoping you find inspiration in all the wonders of this new season.

My Apple Blossoms 2015
My Apple Blossoms
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Paula’s Petunias

 

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Our Begonia’s

A taste of Spring, and Three Wishes to get you through the rest of Winter

Three Wishes & Fairy Doors – The story behind the story

During a day-trip with my family I ran across a quaint little shop in the North Georgia Mountains where the shop owner offered Fairy Doors for sale – tiny doors, eight to ten inches high. Along with the Fairy Doors came every imaginable fairy charm offering for your garden, yard, and home – miniature benches, chairs, garden tools, houses, you name it, they were there.

The idea the shop owner pedaled was, if you place Fairy Doors out on your property fairies will come through the magic portals to visit. If the fairies find pleasure in your offerings, they’ll hang out and protect your property. How cool is that?
Initially, I found myself entranced. Then the Muse in me reared his head and snapped: “Hey! What if you invite those guys in and they have mischief planned?”

*Heavy sigh* This is often how the writer’s mind works – think worst-case scenario.

I left the fairy charms at the store and refuted the idea of possible mischief.

Magically, sometime the next week a story idea popped: What if a girl, as a last resort to dealing with overwhelming negative odds, put out a Fairy Door, and a Fairy Charms, and her One True Love found his way back to her because she had the faith to ask the Universe for him, and his help?

Set in Savannah, Georgia, my fantasy romance short story,

THREE WISHES, evolved from there.

Come meet Michael and Abby in a fairy tale where love reigns supreme, heroes learn lessons, and wishes finally do come true.

Hmmm…maybe I’ll go back to the store and pick up those Fairy Charms?

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Abigail O’Malley wants to find true love…which is about as easy as catching a leprechaun.

Leprechauns, St. Patrick's Day, Savannnah, Ga, Author Paula Millhouse
THREE WISHES
Author Paula Millhouse
Fantasy Romance
Boroughs Publishing Group
Lunchbox Romance

Micro-Greens: What keeps me busy between edits and first drafts

Hobbies - how we spend our time
Hobbies – how we spend our time

 

Micro-Greens

Yep, I grew that scrumptious bowl of goodness with my own two hands!!

My fingers are not permanently attached to my keyboard, though sometimes it seems that way.

I started gardening at an early age, and it’s a hobby I cannot live without.

What was that line from Steel Magnolias? Southern women are genetically programmed to dig in the dirt and raise tomatoes – ah, that’s a paraphrase, yes, but the sentiment is true, for me at least. (Yes, I am growing tomatoes this very second in my cold frame in the mountains of North Georgia – so sue me.)

Gardening is beneficial in so many ways.  While most of the country is still under a blanket of grey, ugly snow-melt my raised beds, which I protect with a cold-frame, provide harvests like this most weeks starting in early March – April.

Gardening provides vital exercise, a great base tan, and these wonderful yummy organic yields to prepare for our table. Gardening is in my soul and I’ll happily keep it that way.

I’m off now to sautee these perky babies up in olive oil and garlic for supper.

So, what about you dear readers and writers? Which hobbies keep you busy between reading, writing, editing and first drafts?

 

A few more shots for your Spring enjoyment.

 

Paula's Petunias
Paula’s Petunias

 

Paula's Apricot Nasturtium
Paula’s Apricot Nasturtium
Paula's Roses
Paula’s Roses