Floridians like winter with a just couple of cold days and lots of sun. They don’t own heavy coats or boots. They drink hot cocoa and coffee all year even in the heat of Summer. They have fireplaces that burn and stop with a push of a button. They like the idea of snow but… Continue reading Winter From Florida
What does home mean to you? Home is where you are most comfortable. Home is where you keep your stuff. Home is where you grew up. Home is where you live. Home is where your love lives. Home is not just a place but a feeling.
We are lucky to live near one of God's most beautiful creations. We live close to the beach. For those of you, Dear Readers, who have been on this journey with me for a while know that the beach, particularly Perdido Key is home to me and my family. (See page 21 in the Perdido… Continue reading Sunday Thoughts: God’s Day & Fun Day, What?
Well met to all of you who came out to the Gulf Coast Ren Faire! The O'Gara's had a grand time meeting all of you. May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and rains fall soft upon your… Continue reading Thank you!
Want to more about Perdido Key, the setting for We Will Get There? Check out the Perdido Key 2018 Visitors guide which includes an article written by Lori O'Gara. Click the picture to explore!
Thinking about the Christmas wrapping, shopping, and decorating, it hit me. All the stuff that I call traditions and all the seasonal necessities that I think we need are so not necessary. Christmas is about the family that I shop, decorate, wrap, and do the traditions for to try to please. Will my family love… Continue reading Christmas is Not About Stuff
This past week I explained my foundation of belief so what does this have to do with my writing and my novels? I use this foundation, my life foundation, for all my stories and characters. I think all creative people use their values as a starting point for making art. The most authentic art comes… Continue reading Foundation of Belief
I believe in home as a place of peace. Home. It is a place of contentment and security. Everyone deserves this place. It may be your house, where you grew up or some other place you call home. However, home as a place of peace may not be a place at all, it may be… Continue reading Believe Home
One predominant theme in my first novel, We Will Get There, is the idea of Home. It is the concept that home is not just a place but a sense of being safe and loved. How you see home depends on what connects you to happiness and peace. If home is a place in your… Continue reading Home