Friday, June 28, 2024



Thank you for having me over to visit today, Sandra 😊 to talk about my latest release, Sounds in the Silence!

My reading pleasure, Denise. I loved this story.


I’m always intrigued by the creative process behind an author’s story ideas. So, today I’ll share where Sounds in the Silence’s idea originated.

Back in 2020, I wrote a poem for Suzanne Burke’s ‘Fiction In A Flash Challenge’ Week #21 NEW Image Prompt.


With a picture of an old house, I wrote a haibun poem.


Wood slats replace the glass in my childhood home. Rocks and years stripped away its beauty. Long ago, this empty house was full of life. People traveled great distances to attend lavish parties. Our family was admired and respected, until I disappeared. They hung my beloved husband for a crime he didn’t commit. Only I knew the truth. No one heard my ghostly protests. Someday we’ll be reunited, but only after people finally learn what really happened.

the house isn’t haunted

I only want to be found

murderer with me

When I posted it on my blog I got several comments, including Sandra, suggesting I make it a story. So, when I participated in NaNoWriMo the next month, I wrote the rough first draft of this story. Then it waited patiently for me to get back to.



A dual timeline where murder has consequences 40 years later for the living—and deceased.

Maria and Logan Davis stumbled upon the perfect old house by a secluded lake—a prime candidate for their dream inn. They knew a renovation was involved but didn’t expect a persistent ghost that pleaded to be found. Determined, Maria delved into the mystery, only to uncover a haunting love story and murder from the Roaring Twenties. Yet, the young couple’s curiosity shifts to fear when they realize someone has taken a dangerous interest in their barn. With time ticking away, they must unravel the secrets of their home’s past before it’s too late.




Fun Finn Facts

1.      My favorite children’s books were A Wrinkle in Time, The Hobbit, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.

2.      I do believe in ghosts and the unseen around me.


Author Bio

D. L. Finn is an independent California local who encourages everyone to embrace their inner child. She was born and raised in the foggy Bay Area, but in 1990 she relocated with her husband, kids, dogs, and cats to Nevada City, in the Sierra foothills. She immersed herself in reading all types of books but especially loved romance, horror, and fantasy. She always treasured creating her own reality on paper. Finally, surrounded by towering pines, oaks, and cedars, her creativity was nurtured until it bloomed. Her creations include children’s books, adult fiction, and poetry. She continues on her adventure with an open invitation to all readers to join her.

D. L. Finn Links






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Tuesday, June 25, 2024



Greetings, Blogger Buds.  I'm taking a brief hiatus. I'll be back Friday with a wonderful new release from D.L. Finn.  Enjoy your week:)

Friday, June 21, 2024

Weekend Wishes




I'm over at Cowboy Kisses chatting about Jesse James. If you're in the vicinity and interested, please stop by.


Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Writerly Wednesday AND Did You Know

 What's your word, synonym, example or sentence for:

Example: My uncle robbed a bank which made him a scofflaw.




Did you know, the term sideburns was originally burnsides and coined for General Ambrose Burnside who sported unusually bushy sideburns connected by his mustache?


For more information: Sideburns - Wikipedia





Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Ketch-Up Day


Has anybody been having weird, or weirder than usual, goings on with their 'puter and software? Mine started out with Word.  You know how the cursor sometimes has a mind of it's own and is at the top of the page when you want it at the bottom?  I'm used to this and put it down to one of life's little vagaries. But the other day I noticed it was consistently landing a line ahead of where I'd place it.  To get it in the right spot I'd have to aim for the line below it.  Something I'd never experienced before. Luckily, it healed itself the next day. But what took it's place was even more bazaar. I couldn't open my attachments. Another first. And since I was working on edits this definitely was a conundrum. I called my computer support service and they told me several people were having this problem and it was a Yahoo issue. Say what? They were kind enough to give me a work around and also had me call Yahoo.  Yahoo said to switch back to Basic at least until the problem was solved. That worked. The following day I noticed I couldn't bring Yahoo emails up on my phone. I finally figured out that because I'd had to change my password to get into Yahoo so I could flip back to Basic I needed to change it on my phone too.  That at least made sense to me.  But the Word  and Yahoo attachment issues I found a bit disconcerting.  Especially back to back like they were. Has anyone else had strange happenings on their 'puter? At the risk of sounding like a conspiracy theorist, I have wondered if someone or something is testing systems to see how to crash them. And if I sound totally out there, keep in mind, I'm a fiction writer:)

Addendum. I'm now having problems with gmail attachments.

 And now back to the normal day-to-day:

 The Eternal Garden

One Butterfly Bush. Two Birds' Nests:)


For Andrew


Ha! The birds beat me to the first two berries but I got this one;)



Sky shots from FL

Thanks, Shane and Sonya.