Calgary watercolor

Calgary Skyline

Last week I went to Calgary, Alberta for a Christmas event. There was going to be a traditional gift giving so I was encouraged to do more of these.

watercolor and ink, 6" x 8". copyright ECR 2014
My Town, watercolor and ink, 6″ x 8″. copyright ECR 2014
Big Town, watercolor and ink, 6" x 8", copyright ECR 2014
Big Town, watercolor and ink, 6″ x 8″, copyright ECR 2014

I researched the skyline of this lovely city and created this piece.

Calgary, watercolor and ink, 8" x 10", copyright ECR 2014
Calgary, watercolor and ink, 8″ x 10″, copyright ECR 2014

Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season.


A Cup of Christmas

My dear friend Barbara Barth, also known as Writer with Dogs, has compiled an anthology of Christmas writings this year. A nice way to get into the spirit of the season with authors from around the world. This fun, free, and beautiful kindle book is entitled A Cup of Christmas.

Cup of Christmas
Cup of Christmas

It can be downloaded at no charge till Thursday, December 4th. After that the book will be available for your kindle for $1.99. All proceeds will be donated to First Book, a literacy charity.

First Book
First Book, a literacy charity giving new books to young readers

One of my short stories….and Mistletoe is a Parasite that Grows in Texas is included. It all starts here with our heroine:

This year Grace is entered in the Mistletoe Queen pageant. She looks down at her new pumps dyed red to match her ruby colored baby doll gown. They are mottled with dust from the dry Texas parking lot. Mama had parked the El Dorado in the handicapped space saying she was special today….

…and so it goes. You can read more of my story and more by some terrific authors by going to this link at amazon: Cup of Christmas

To kick start your holiday you may download the kindle version of this anthology for free till Thursday, December 4th, so be sure to check it out today.

Merry Christmas all.