Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author who also enjoys reading across genres. On this page you'll meet a great group of writers and get an insider's view into their lives and books. I hope you enjoy this special peek and find new and exciting reads.
Interests – I love reading, of course. I got a Kindle for Christmas so I’m having fun with that. I still have my old Sony reader that my husband bought for me back in 2008, which is eons ago in tech terms. But it still works, so I still use it. Lately, I’ve really gotten into audiobooks. It’s fun to be told a story, especially by a gifted narrator. And I love the convenience of being able to listen to a book while doing something else, like driving or working out at the gym.
Another of my interests is yoga. I’ve been practicing yoga for many years and I’ve always enjoyed it, but through the pandemic it’s become a lifeline for me. When everything closed and I couldn’t go out much, my yoga classes were still there. My yoga instructor started offering classes through Zoom and I love it. I’ll be continuing with at home Zoom classes until the end of June, and then I guess we’ll see if the studio reopens.
Network – Right now, I’m a little disconnected as I’ve let my memberships in formal writing groups drop. I belong to an informal group of romance writers in my home province (I’m in Canada) and we keep in touch through Facebook. I’ve been a member of this group for over twenty-five years, even though I now live in another province. I usually connect with the group once or twice a year at a retreat, but this year, unfortunately, it doesn’t look like we’ll be able to meet. We’re planning a virtual retreat through Zoom in an upcoming weekend. It’ll be great to see everyone, but it won’t be quite the same.
I also belong to the Word Wranglers. A group of six of us blog together about writing and life in general. We’ve become friends and enjoy talking to each other online. I’ve never actually met any of the other Wranglers in person, but I hope someday we can get together for a retreat or a conference. Ah, I remember conferences. Such fun.
Desk – You can pretty much count on my desk being a crazy mess 99.9% of the time. I keep saying I should clean and organize better but writing projects and cleaning other parts of the house keep getting in my way. At least that’s my excuse. One of these days I’m going to have make cleaning my office a priority. Really. I am.
Outrageous – I can do a mean Downward Facing Dog. It’s my favorite pose. I’m no spring chicken, so when it comes to flexibility, I think I’m doing okay.
Window – My office window looks out onto a corner of our deck, our neighbor’s house and the fence between us. Not a very inspiring view, but I do what I can with it. In the summer I plant flowers in the flower bed next to the deck so there’s always a little color. In the winter the only color is white; the wind tends to whip the snow into frothy drifts that pile up against the house and the fence. This window is a nice, warm spot to watch a cold, nasty winter storm.
*Note from D. V.
I recently read and reviewed this book giving it 🦉🦉🦉🦉🦉
Two souls in pain, two hearts in need of rescue.
Garrett Saunders' world changed two years ago on a road in Afghanistan. Back home, he feels like a stranger. As he struggles to find his place in the world, he meets a horse destined for the slaughterhouse and a woman bent on rescuing the strays of the world, including him.
Blair Greyson moves to Masonville to look after her ailing grandfather and give her rescue horses a home. Right away she butts heads with a surly former Marine. Despite a rocky start, they come to an agreement: Blair will board Garrett's rescue horse and he'll help with repairs around her farm.
Garrett finds purpose working with Blair—and falls in love with her. But she's hiding a secret. Can she forgive herself and accept Garrett's love, or will she let guilt and regret continue to rule her life?
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6/3/2020 08:04:28 am
Wow, Jana, Garrett Saunders is a busy guy - he's the hero in my book, My Heart Weeps too LOL! Amazing how that happens. So nice to learn more about you.
6/3/2020 02:59:06 pm
I saw that, Pam! Too funny. I guess great minds think alike! Great name, don't you think? Cheers.
6/3/2020 10:02:22 am
TO HEAL A HEART sounds like a terrific read. Best of luck with sales and promotion. Take care.
6/3/2020 03:01:05 pm
Thanks Judy. I always need good luck with promotion! Thanks for stopping by.
6/3/2020 12:10:29 pm
It's so good to have those smaller writing groups like you have. I value mine too, although, like you, I haven't met them in person :) Wishing you all the best with your book ;)
6/3/2020 03:03:33 pm
It's always great to be able to meet writing friends in person but you can get very close to friends online. Thanks for commenting Barb.
6/3/2020 03:04:30 pm
Thanks for having me on your blog today, D.V.! I truly appreciate it.
6/3/2020 04:31:18 pm
Interesting Through the Window interview. You sound like a yoga expert. Good for you and your body and mind. Thanks for sharing.
6/3/2020 05:30:49 pm
Cant' wait to read this one!
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