Feeling rejected by Michael, Lily hatched a plan to disappear from him, his mansion, money and family, all of whom she’d grown fond of.
Realizing that she would never see him again, she began a new life in Kanyon Crossing. She found a job, a place to live and eventually established her own business called The Room. It was a daily reminder of her time with Michael in his room, but it was that reminder that had planted the seed for her business and brought it to fruition.

What Lily didn’t know, though, was that Michael had plans of his own. If a private detective was needed, then so be it. He was determined to find Lily.


For my friend, mentor and pen pal for nearly 30 years. That’s how old these words are:

My life consists of two kinds of Time
The Time when I am with you
And the Time when I am waiting
To be with you again


A Thought

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have,
and only you can determine how
it will be spent.
Be careful
lest you let other people spend it for you.

Carl Sandburg