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    Something old, Something wonderful, & Something exciting

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome to my chilly camo jeep! Please reach for your warm hand-knitted blanket below your seat ;o) Imagination is required on our safari, but I know you have it in grandiose volumes. UNTAMED! One of my followers is ONDIEKI ONTWEKA from Kenya. He sent me some gorgeous photos, taken in and around his area, and I couldn’t wait to share one with you. Imagine yourself right there, on the plateau. Smell the oldest red earth on the African continent mixed with the dust of billions and billions of animal hoofs and paws on a continuous migration over earth’s oldest surface. Feel the fresh mountain…

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    March/April 2023 Newsletter Reprint – What do Pittbulls & Dung Beetles Have in Common?

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo. So thrilled you’re joining me on my camo jeep for a safari. I have so MUCH to share, so settle into your comfy seat and get ready for some divine animals and a bit of introspection. Every month when preparing my newsletter, I think of one word that will capture the essence of what I want to share. This month it’s TENACITY. As many of you know, I am a realtor as well as a writer. I’ve been in real estate for thirty years, practicing in VA, IL, TX and twenty of those years I’ve spent in FL. I love what I do and the…

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    February 2023 Newsletter Reprint – Shine Bright Like a Diamond

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome to my Untamed, Unexpected, Unforgettable World! I’ve just dulled down my camo jeep for you on the outside but the inside is shiny and inviting. My objective on this safari is to avoid attracting animals to the jeep – that could be fatal – so we keep it low-key to absorb as much of the wild animal sanctuary as possible, without being noticed. But on the inside? Well, my jeep is bursting with cool stuff to make you comfortable and give you the most fabulous of safaris. Makes me think of a book. How many glossy covers have I picked up, imagining the perfect…

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    Book Signing: Hello Again Books in Cocoa Village, FL!!

    Huge THANK YOU! to everyone who came out for my book signing at Hello Again Books in Cocoa Village, FL, on February 11th. I had a fabulous time seeing familiar faces and meeting new people! Enjoy some pictures of the day – and if you missed the announcement for the book signing, make sure to Sign up for my Club Untamed Newsletter and never miss the news! ~~~~~ Support of Treasured  Friends & New Friends Found at Hello Again Books Book Signing. Special thanks to Gill King and Patrick Mullen who drove all the way from Ft. Lauderdale just for autographs. What a joy to meet you both! \  …

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    January 2023 Newsletter Reprint – Meet the author, and her muse

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints   Helloooooooooo, Keiti, and welcome back to my camo-painted jeep, and if you’ve recently joined Club Untamed, a double heartwarming ‘hello.’ Thrilled to have you aboard for our monthly safari! While we’re gearing up to learn new things about animals we might be lucky enough to see on our trip today, I want to share the theme for my prequel and 5 book series. Time Flies is a hybrid of genres including time travel, paranormal, midlife romance and even some historical fiction. The common theme running through all the books is: You do have a second chance to make a first impression! This lends itself to…

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    June 2022 Newsletter Reprint – Celebrating Remarkable Friends

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again, and welcome to my camo jeep. Half of 2022 is nearly done, so let’s not another minute waste. As your tushy nestles into the cushy seat from which you’ll enjoy our virtual safari, check out the thought for the day, hanging from the front of the jeep. “Of all the means to ensure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.” Epicurus. I feel an overwhelming gratitude for the greatest gift of all – friendship. On this tour, while we watch the animals palling around, I’m excited to share a few of my remarkable friends and their accomplishments…

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    May 2022 Newsletter Reprint – The Boabab Tree and Me

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo. A huge welcome back to my Untamed Unexpected Unforgettable safari. At this time of year particularly, my bi-continental inclinations and my *baobab tree existence, become significantly confusing. When May rolls in, my northern hemisphere world is budding and alive. In our home in Florida, there is an abundance of babies. Wee birds learning to fly, baby squirrels learning the rules of the road, and recently sparse trees have become gloriously abundant with the promise of more leaves on the way. But May in the southern hemisphere is quite different. Everything is dying. Trees are dismally bare; animals are putting final touches on their plans for…

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    February 2022 Newsletter Reprint – Excerpts await you…

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome back to my camo jeep! I don’t know about you, but my life’s been a hellofa ride lately, so, climb aboard and let you and me de-stress, and soak up nature’s wonders as we cruise along, reveling in the unmarred beauty around us. Deep breath in, as we welcome all things that make us happy, and out… letting go of all the nyagas (troubles/rubbish/poop/yukkie stuff) while we cruise through the living, breathing, beautiful tableau that is South Africa’s wild side. As we watch the elephant frolic and the flamingoes fly in sync, skimming the water with wide pink wings; and we hear the…

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    January 2022 Newsletter Reprint – It’s Summer in South Africa

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo again, and welcome back to my camo-painted jeep. It’s clean as a whistle thanks to the heavy rains in Gauteng (formerly the Transvaal) this time of year. It’s the height of summer in South Africa, and on our safari today the animals will be in their element as they show off, frolic and play, making the most of the newly created waterholes. You see, water is scarce in southern Africa, so when at last the rains come, all of us—mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and fish—celebrate.     Today we might see a herd of elephants trumpeting and playfully squirting each other as they convert…

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    October 2021 Newsletter Reprint

    Read Previous Newsletter Reprints Helloooooooooo, and welcome back to my camo-painted, open air jeep. I can’t wait to take you on a safari to see the wilds of lovely South Africa! We’re off to see nature’s finest creations – the Big Five – elephant, lion, leopard, Cape buffalo, and rhino. Just a reminder: from this jeep, the only shots taken will be via a phone or camera lens. ;o) While we drive deep into the African bush, we could contemplate spooky things since it’s Halloween, but how about I play a little melody for you from the days of yore. “Blue Moon” is one of my all-time favorites though it…