Saturday, February 29, 2020

Chasing the Carousels of Paris at Janet Rudolph's Mystery Fanfare



You're probably already a follower of Janet Rudolph's blog, Mystery Fanfare, but if you aren't please scoot over there to read it.  There's always something fun.  It's one of the best places to keep up with news from the mystery community.

She also writes the Dying for Chocolate blog; yummmmm . . . 

Now, "Carousels of Paris" isn't a mystery, but I'm awfully proud to be a long-time participant in the mystery community.

For that reason, Janet was kind enough - in her always so gracious manner - to invite me to say a little something about my upcoming book to help promote it.   

You can find it here:  Chasing the Carousels of Paris  -  Enjoy!!





Pub date is March 17 -

Don't forget!



Saturday, February 22, 2020

Carousels of Paris has a pub date AND a cover



Newsletter
February 22, 2020





We have a publication date of March 17 for Carousels of Paris - I'm so excited!

It will be available for pre-order at your favorite bookstore on February 28.  We'll have direct buy links at my author webpage - http://kayewilkinsonbarley.com/ and at my blog - http://www.meanderingsandmuses.com/ when they're available.

We're also planning some give-aways, so watch those pages for news.

AND -

We have a cover!




Thanks for your interest and I hope you'll enjoy the magic of the carousels!

Hope to see you soon,

Kaye

p.s.  -  The gorgeous cover photo was taken by Donald.  





Thursday, February 20, 2020





Some things never change. I have always been bad about picking up and bringing home strays. I would cry and cry and cry when my parents would insist that the most recent stray, be it dog, cat or person, had to leave and go home. I've gotten better and now the strays are, for the most part, stuffed and on sale. Who could resist this unicorn ballerina?! not me.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

What else does one need in a room of one's own?


Well.

A pretty light fixture.


One that we unearthed while sorting boxes out here







and a handsome husband to hang it!



Well, he's handsome when he's in focus . . . 




And a cute little fluffy dog, of course.




And today I start a new project.



I'm excited.





I love doing collage work and I've spent a great deal of time thinking about this one.




Sometimes (make that, often), however, what I see in my mind doesn't necessarily translate into reality as I might hope.


But, oh well.


It's fun to do.  



Fun to try.

And interesting to see the final results.


If I can't go to Paris this year, I'll dream about it and build my own "Fantasy Paris"




We'll keep you posted!



More soon from my-little-upstairs-corner-tucked-away-outside-in-the-storage-building-otherwise-known-as-a-room-of-my-own.    

😊 πŸ’™ 😊 πŸ’š 😊 πŸ’œ 😊



Thursday, February 6, 2020

A room of one's own - - -

needs

a chair.


A very special chair.

“You don't just want to sit in a chair.
You want to experience it!”
                                              ― Anthony T. Hincks


If you're following the saga of my room of my own, you know I've been on the hunt for a chair.


A fancy little lady's chair to go in a storage area that has one section painstakingly put together for just me.







I'm still in the process of putting it all together, and having fun doing it.








I have wonderful windows to watch out as the seasons change.




While it's not as though I'll be spending hours and hours out of every day here, when I am here, there needs to be a chair.



“There is something much better than sitting on an empty chair and that is to watch it and to let it to inspire you to think deeply!”
                                            ― Mehmet Murat ildan


A very special little chair.

And I knew I would recognize it when I saw it.




It was love at first sight.


Just like in the movies - - -  


I spied it from across the room . . . 


and knew.

😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍 😍


and it was marked down, 

                       marked down, 

                                       marked down


to a give-away price.


A price so low Donald didn't flinch when I said, "there's my chair."  


Didn't cringe when I cooed at the chair and said, "you're going home with us, sweetheart."


It certainly is not a chair that is exactly Don Barley's cup of tea.   He knew this chair was not one that was coming into the house and he was not going to be looking at it every day.


This was my chair.



Virginia Woolf would be proud.


“You’ll be sorry to worry when you’ve done your best; instead pull an easy chair and cheer yourself.”
                                ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu













Sunday, February 2, 2020

Coming Soon!


As of today, our book Carousels of Paris is still on schedule to be released in March.

Early praise is very (VERY) good!

“Kaye and Donald Barley’s photographs of Parisian carousels capture the whimsy, wit, and charm of the raucous merry-go-rounds that pepper the cobblestone streets and manicured parks of the City of Light. So grab a copy of Carousels of Paris and let your imagination wander back to a world full of colored lights and painted horses, quaint carriages and playful tigers, fantastical griffins and endangered dodos.”
—Juliet BlackwellNew York Times bestselling author of The Lost Carousel of Provence and Letters from Paris

“Simply enchanting! The carousels are delightful and the photographers manage to bring them to life. I half expected them to leap off the pages. I absolutely adored this book!”
—Jenn McKinlayNew York Times bestselling author and author of soon to be released Paris is Always a Good Idea

A cover reveal and give-aways will be coming . . .  soon.

Stay tuned!






You can follow its progress at my author page - http://kayewilkinsonbarley.com/

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