Highland Autumn by Janine M. Donoho

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOkay, I admit to going all geeky on you last week with not one, but two posts about points-of-view and how to incorporate them into story. So this week—a respite.


As we put our gardens to bed for winter and I finish my edits on CHOSEN BY MIST, the 3rd and final installment of MISTBORN CHRONICLES, you’re invited into this pictorial journey of our highland fall. I hope you come away refreshed. As you might guess, I draw my inspiration from this wild beauty. Where do you find yours? 


Kate’s Garden by Janine M. Donoho

Madrone CommunityAlong my way to an oceanfront writers’ retreat, this parched desert woman received the gift of Kate’s garden. Fitted like a jewel in the bezel of coastal Washington, her garden’s the opposite of dry. I sipped coffee surrounded by lush morning filled with intricate songs from MacGillivray’s and Wilson’s warblers, Swainson’s thrush, and the ubiquitous Robin. Cacophonous geese winged northeast–perhaps toward my high desert.

Serene PathKate’s artfulness shows in her placement of azalea, stone, rose and bench. Prayerful seating maximizes natural connections. Her latest Mother’s Day hydrangea–deepest pink–confirms how much she’s loved. Even the air smelled green with plant exhalations and floral abundance.

Her stunning historical FOR SUCH A TIME from Bethany House Publishers launches April 1, 2014. Even though her novel’s been endorsed by heavy-hitter Debbie Macomber, Kate’s too shy to tout her own bona fides. Besides that’s what fan-friends are for…

Like many of us creatives, she balks at misrepresenting herself.Serenity What that equates with? We fail to reach out to the very readers who want and need our work. Since she writes inspirational fiction steeped in history, I’ve no doubt that her readers will come. To help that happen, watch for updates both here and at http://katebreslin.com/.

Mature garden spaceI hope you enjoyed this pictorial journey. Right now Kate’s wrestling with how to make her next novel as life-enhancing as FOR SUCH A TIME. Meanwhile I’m infatuated with editing my next MISTBORN CHRONICLE.

So I shared–now it’s your turn. What’s riveting your attention and getting you out of bed each morning?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Soundings, Water Elemental

LaunchFebruary 27, 2015
The big day is here.

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