Sunday, June 24, 2012


What a surprise to see these wonderful comments on my blob.

That was my daughter, Suzanne Morrison, of Cult of the Greyhound fame, posting some great photos and comments. As a professional photographer at Backcountry Photography Az, she was just delighted to keep snapping all evening as the clouds and scenery kept changing.

The book is now in the hands of many who have been calling and posting on Facebook with interesting notes on what they have found to touch their hearts personally.

I also have been mailing some out of state and have received calls and emails on their delight while reading these poems and prayers.

My sister, Janet Custer of Taunton, MA, took it to work but wouldn't let it out of her hands, and sold a couple of copies to those who wanted to read it.

This is supposed to reach to the ends of the earth. I can't wait to blog when I hear that happens.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


This is Suzanne, Norma's daughter, hijacking Mom's blog for the evening.

I took a few photos at Mom's book signing party and thought to post them for her and without her knowledge. :) (Boy she's going to be surprised the next time she posts to the blog.)

We had a wonderful time at the book signing party for Small White Hearts. There was a great turn out; lots of friends and lots of book buying and signing. (Thanks lots of friends.) The weather turned out perfect due to an unusual storm rolling in during the late afternoon; cooling down temperatures, washing everything clean, and providing cloud cover for a spectacular sunset. We had perfect views of city, mountains and monsoon from our dear friend Katherine's house.

Katherine was the ultimate hostess, opening her home to many people and doing it with class, grace and much food. Family, friends, loved ones all together on a stunningly beautiful Tucson evening celebrating Mom's success. It was a night to be remembered. Thank you all for attending.

Maria and Mom.

John, Jana and Mom

Denise, Mom and Debbie

Mom and the tasty cake!

Mom and Lisa, my sister and the queen of photo bombing.

Katherine (hiding behind the camera) the ultimate hostess, Lisa, and Mom.

Brad, Greg, Geoff, Lisa, Mom, Guy and Libby. And, yes, those are sparklers on the cake.

Alex, favorite-ist  granddaughter in all the world, and Grandma.

Sunset from Katherine's back porch and a dove winging by.The Holy Spirit was with us, too.

Monday, June 18, 2012


We had a wonderful Signing Party in the Foothills at a home with the most fantastic view.

Earlier in the day we had some unexpected monsoon rain catching all of us off guard. The temperature on my car thermometer gauge said 102 degrees about 1:00 p.m. The clouds started rolling in and by 2:00 p.m. huge drops of cold rain started pelting my windshield.

The wind started blowing and the washes started flooding. The temperature gauge went down to 70 degrees.  Typical for Tucson everything cleared up shortly to give the most spectacular viewing of clouds, mountains, a rainbow, then an absolutely gorgeous sunset.

The books were finished for us to have people take them home and start reading their own copies. All this time it's been mostly me reading my stuff along with a few people I have shared with at prayer group.

Now others had an opportunity to understand the impact the Lord's Word will have on the world; yes, many people say this will go around the world, yea.

I especially want to thank my daughters for all the work they did both before and after the party.

Suzanne Morrison of Backcountry Photography  and Beth Carrillo for their copy editing skills. Also Lisa Marie Morrison of Sirocco Design who creates such beautiful works of silver-crafted jewelry and took the photos for the cover.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012


Guy Rovella of Aardvark Printing in Tucson is being very creative today in designing a really neat bookmark for me to give out with each book ordered.

I told him to be creative so he has Tim Arbon's inspirational dove on the front and the love letter which inspired the book title called Small White Hearts on the back. Both men will be at the Book Signing party on Saturday.

I am delighted that so many other people want a copy without seeing the inside.

My granddaughter, who is a sweetheart, wrote a touching message on my Facebook page which she helped set up. She also did some copy editing for the book.

Monday, June 11, 2012


Guy Rovella from Aardvark Printing of Tucson just sent me a final proof. It looks really good and should go to press today or tomorrow.

That means it will be ready for the Book Signing Party my girls have planned for Saturday, June 16, 2012. Much food and many fun people will be there.