New Author Webpage

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I do have a new webpage which will focus mostly on my writing.

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There are a few videos of me reading from "Whimsey: A Novel," and from other favorite authors' work.

With more videos still to come.

The new page is a work in progress with plans for still more to come
- I'm just still trying to figure out exactly what that might be -
so check back from time to time, please.

See you there!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


As the holiday season rolls around, I'm thankful to have loved ones to share my holidays with.

These are all pictures that were taken last Christmas. 

I'm thankful to have Donald and Harley and my mom, Hazel.  And thankful they're all willing to wear furry Santa hats with me at Christmas.  (they are such good sports!).

And I'm thankful we have Donald's family, and thankful we're able to spend time with them during the Christmas holidays.

Sadly, there's one person not in these pictures.  He hasn't been in any Christmas pictures for a long, long time now.  But I miss him just as much today as I did the day he left us.

My dad.  Alan W. Wilkinson.

But I'm awfully thankful to have had him for as many years as we did.

Miss you dad.

love you.


Jill said...

What a sweet post. So many people and memories to be thankful for. I hope you and Donald have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

I don't know, Kaye, Miss Hazel looks less than thrilled in that hat!

Have a super Thanksgiving and check your email for a birthday card soon :) !!!!

love and hugs,

le0pard13 said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Kaye. BTW, love the new profile picture.

Kaye Barley said...

Thank you, Jill! Happy Thanksgiving to you & Brian and to Fred & Judy. I'm thankful for our neighborhood, how 'bout you?!

WendySis - Hey there! Pfft! She does not look to be on top of the world there does she?! LOL! Truth be told, she's really fine with the hat but would rather I not take quite so many pictures. She swears I haven't stopped snapping a camera since I "borrowed" Daddy's when I was just a toddler.

Michael, hi there! And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, my friend. Isn't that a fun picture? I'm glad you like it. My friend Jill is a master with a camera and always manages to make me look pretty dern good.