Storyteller and Children's Literature Author

A Sparkle of Silver: Antiques and a Glimpse into the Pages

I love antiques. My husband and I like to peruse the wonderfully appointed stores in our town and Grand Junction. We live in a small town on the Western slope of Colorado. Rifle has one such store that purchases their inventory through estate sales and receive donations. The building is crowded but arranged well. The limited space causes the need for some things to be piled on others. A small drop leaf table and mismatched chairs made their way into our home as well as an end table and a couple of stools. A few pieces with character now grace our modest home.

In my newest creation, A sparkle of Silver, my character Amber Warren, thrives on finding, refurbishing, and staging pieces for her antique store that is owned by her parents and has been in the family for a few generations. She brings sparkle to the practical as well as obscure pieces.

When writing this story, a cat suddenly appeared on the page. Interesting. Okay, now I need to find the best name for said new character, who became an integral part of my cast. The store name now became crucial in picking the name for the white feline. The name of the store became Preowned Perfection, and thus Purrfect befit a savvy store cat.

Many things goes into the research of a story and location is one to consider. Amber's home is attached to the warehouse/store. The storefront is located on the west side of Broadway in Denver Colorado in an area referred to as Antique row.

Her hero, Jesse Nelson has his own landscaping and design business. One of the projects he designed and created in a client's backyard was a free flowing shaped pool with rock edges and upper and lower waterfalls. I hope the description I gave in the story takes you to an amazing illusion of cool waters in shade.

These ideas and more are in my up-coming novella, A Sparkle of Silver which should be available in the spring of 2018. On the pages you will discover the reason for the title. A special piece of silver takes her to someplace unexpected.