Author Archives: tkaiser

A Touching Encounter

Recently, on a flight from Chicago to Raleigh-Durham, I had an encounter with someone that gave me so much more than a compliment to my writing. My husband was sitting two rows up from me and I noticed him chatting with a woman sitting in the window seat.  Just before landing, he turned back to …

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Treading new waters

I’ve just embarked on the self-publishing boat and it’s been a choppy ride. Moonlight Bay is now Finding Lucy with a new cover that I’m so proud of. I released it as an ebook only this time. Overall, the experience has been good. Better than expected. But, wow, so much to learn. Thankfully, along the way, …

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Tribute to a Soldier – Vernon F. Cummings

Tribute to a Soldier – Vernon F. Cummings  There is a stone set flat into the earth at Emery Cemetery east of Phillips, WI. An American flag waves alongside. Vernon F. Cummings it reads. October 7, 1919 to May 8, 1944. He was just over 24 years old.   Vernon was raised in Emery township, the …

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Remembering Dad

The Legend of the Flying Pig   It’s an old story, tried and true, One that will certainly pull you out of the blue. One that deserves retellin’ I tell ya; ‘Course no one could do it like Sonny, oh yeah.   On a warm, autumn day in mid-September The legend was born, a story …

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Darling Anna

Recently, I had one of the most wonderful experiences.  I had the pleasure of accompanying my granddaughter, Anna, to see a production of Beauty and the Beast at the Grand Theater in Wausau, WI.  We got all gussied up in our finest, went to dinner at Olive Garden where we had great food and made a …

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Autumn Scents

You know, I just love Autumn.  The colors, the sound of leaves rustling underfoot, the snow wafting from overhead…wait, what, SNOW?  Yes, it’s snowing outside my window as I write this.  So far, it’s not sticking.  But that’s not what this is about – besides, I don’t want to give the white stuff any attention …

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Real Life

I’ve said many times that I enjoy writing romance for the sheer joy of watching characters come to life on the page – and infusing them with nuances of the characters I see around me every day.  In ‘Kissing Livvy’ I was able to take so many influences and apply them to the colorful characters …

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Supporting the arts – the small town way

This last Saturday night my husband and I attended Jonesfest in Kennan, WI.  The event is the brainchild of a few people in that area who performed in bands when they were younger and felt a need to do something to make sure music education remains alive and well in our rural schools. We parked …

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Small Town Characters

I love small towns and the eccentric people that give them color – that’s why I write about them. Of course big cities have their unique citizens as well, but in a small town they become a hallmark, a cornerstone of entertainment. Our town has a man that walks from sun-up to sun-down, the same …

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Flambeau-Rama!

Just getting ready to head out to our small town summer festival, Flambeau Rama. Can’t wait to see who I see and find what I find.