P.L. Parker

P.L. Parker

Monday, May 30, 2016

Summer Again - Bring Out the Summer Desserts

In case you missed it the first time, this is one of those summer desserts you won't forget:

Peanut Butter Pie:

1   9" graham cracker crust
1   Cup creamy peanut butter
1   8 ounce package cream cheese (softened)
1/3  cup sugar
1/2  cup milk
12  ounce container of Cool Whip (must be Cool Whip)

Blend peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar in small bowl, electronic mixer at medium.
Gradually beat in milk.
Fold in Cool Whip.
Spoon into pie crust.
Put in freezer until firm, about 3 hours.
Let set about 1 hour before serving.



Sunday, May 1, 2016

Time for a Change - Revised Website

As with everything, sometimes revising and updating a website just needs to happen.  Wasn't easy, the tech world is a confusing and mysterious place for me but I've updated mine with a more modern look and easier to navigate (I hope).  Here's the link


Have a great first of May.


Saturday, April 16, 2016

Saturday - and it's a snippet from WIP

My latest is a sequel to The Chalice.  I've titled it The Breeder Prince.  Here's a snippet to catch your interest.


Run!” Leah hissed. She darted into the scrub, weaving through the wispy plants and scattered rocks dotting the barren landscape. Her peripheral vision caught movement as more bodies raced for cover.
Run Moira,” she screeched. Her breath came in short pants. The cloying heat and thin atmosphere made breathing almost unbearable. Salt stung her eyes as sweat streamed from her hairline. She stumbled and fell, but rolled to her feet and kept running.
“I cannae keep up,” Moira wailed, her Irish brogue made more prominent by terror. “I cannae run as fast as you!”
            Leah glanced over her shoulder. The little redhead was trying but the shorter legs couldn’t match her longer strides. She was falling behind…becoming more of a target.
            A pulse beam shattered a boulder nearby spraying splinters of rock in all directions. She ducked, crying out as stinging shards sliced her face and ripped holes in her clothing. Behind her, Moira screamed in pain.
            “Move your ass damn it!” She careened around a large boulder and dropped, crouching against the solid rock wall as she sucked in great gulps of air. More pulse beams rent the air followed by more screaming.
Moira lurched around the stone outcropping and tripped, landing face down in the hot sandy soil. “I cannae run any further,” she moaned, coughing up dust. She pushed to her knees, swiping at the clear liquid dripping from her nose. “Where’re the others?” she hiccupped.
“Probably dead like we’re going to be if we don’t find cover.” Leah craned her neck, trying to see around the rock. “Where the frick are they?”

“I saw Sharon.” Moira burst into fresh wailing. “They shot her down like a dog as she ran from the ship.”


Monday, March 28, 2016

Featured Book at New Concepts - The Chalice

Stop by New Concepts Publishing and check out the March Madness Featured Books.  My novel, The Chalice, is featured.  The Chalice was a past recipient of the CTRR Award from Coffee Time Romance.  1,000 virgin males, 1,000 kidnapped females, and when the two meet, the battle begins.  Here's the link:


Sunday, February 28, 2016

Memoirs - Beep Beep

I was truly one of the lucky ones who was blessed with a wonderful childhood.  I was always a brave child, loved to be outdoors riding my bike rather than stuck inside watching TV, but sometimes...

Saturday morning, the TV would be blaring.  My brother would have Saturday morning cartoons on long before anyone else was awake.  This was the kid who had to be thrown out of his bed on any other day of the week but not Saturday.  I woke every morning to the sound of "La La La, lala la. la la la, lala la..." But then, who could resist The Roadrunner in his neverending battle with Wile E Coyote or love-starved Pepe Le Pew's quest for amour to the disgust of the black cat.

And then the American viewing audience was thrilled with the first prime time cartoon The Flintstones, followed shortly by the Jetsons. 

And then one of my all time favorites - Johnny Bravo came into being.  My favorite line from one of his episodes was when the mad scientist has Johnny hospitalized for removal of his brain and Johnny said,  "Wait a minute! Don't I need that?"

We been through a gamut of cartoon characters, my sons the superheroes, the Disney princesses with my granddaughter and I've enjoyed most of them but in this point of my life,  I have to admit, I'm somewhat taken by the Minions.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

And Now for a Little Opera

My youngest son Zach is budding opera star, where that
comes from I'll never know.  Currently, he is working on his master's at the University of Washington and had a major part in the opera Calisto this January.  He also is heavily involved in his and his partner's company, Opera Elect.  Anyway, proud momma has to shout it out at times.  The link is to one of my favorites that he has recorded - Widmung. Check it out.