Hidden in Plain Site: Mill Brook Preserve


Recently, an avid hiker friend mentioned the existence of a spot she liked.  I stored the information away until a few days ago, when I sought out the Mill Brook Preserve.  It was not, as one would expect, at the end of Millrock Avenue.  On a whim, I drove one street further and there it was, right at the north end of my very own street!

We parked the car and set off on the Blue Trail Loop.  On that path, I figured, we’d eventually get back to the car.


Not far from the parking area we came to the Mill Brook.  ctOnLHYORJOP6v4aioiLow

And a fairy forest of whispering white leaves.




A beaver dam with beaver-felled trees.


A lovely heron eyed us.


There are three marked trails at the Preserve.  We’re planning on trying a new one, if it ever stops raining.


Ripples of Magic: Coming Soon!

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Born half-selkie, half Traveler, twelve-year-old Demara wants to live in the sea with her selkie father. Yearning and restless, she sets out with her relatives to try out the Traveler life. Her quest to be a full faerie selkie takes her to the faerie queen. On the journey, she learns more about family, friendship, and her own calling. Will Demara find the magic she seeks? Will she choose life in the sea or on the land?

Graphic designer Nicki Hansen of Handersen Publishing did a superb job with the layout of Book IV of the Karakesh Chronicles.  We’re in the final stages of editing.

Look for Ripples of Magic on Amazon.com sometime in May.

And if you haven’t read Books I – IV, you’d better catch up!

Tangled in Magic      Guided by Magic       Awakening Magic — all at

www.amazon.com    or www.handersenpublishing.com