My name is Christy and I live in Upstate New York. I left my job at the end of 2013 and have just published my first novel, Panther Mountain: Caroline’s Story. Because my desk is on the edge of my kitchen, I think more about cooking and since I am at home a lot, I cook more than usual. In this blog, I write about writing and the inspiration for such. I also share recipes, many of them crock pot recipes. All of this also allows me to look at my back yard frequently, so I may even write about snow depths, grass levels, squirrels and/or birds and what a bad gardener I am (though in fairness to myself, we live on a plot of the world’s worst soil in Plant Hardiness Zone 5.a).