So here I was, taking a nice Saturday afternoon nap when my phone rang.  What compels us to get up so that we are too awake to go back to sleep and see who it is.  Oh well.  It was my sister, Cheryl, informing me that one of her online friends has ordered my book!  And then I come to my blog and find a comment from my sister-in-law!  Yay!  This is fun. 🙂  I was just tempted to order a book for myself and then I realized…. oh!  I already did that!  2500 of them.  Now all I have to do is find 2500 people who can’t live without it. 🙂  Are you one of them???

This blog is the creation of Miriam Jones Bradley (with huge support from her technical partner,  husband Bruce.  The purpose is to allow me (Miriam) an opportunity to talk!   I love to talk!  So here I get to write and talk about this newest part of my life, the book I have written.  It is due to be published mid July.  In fact, if you go to or, etc. you will find it.  The title is “The Double Cousins and the Mystery of the Missing Watch.”  It is a chapter book for ages 7-13 written in the traditional mystery style, somewhat like the Boxcar children series.  It is being published with WinePress and I am looking forward to seeing this dream come true.  The setting is the ranch I visited every summer as a child, my grandparents’ ranch.  Often my siblings and I would be there at the same time as some of our cousins and many adventures ensued.  Sadly, we never had a mystery, so the mystery in this story is totally fiction.  However, our family does have an event that led to the idea for the mystery in this book.  So… that’s why this blog exists.  So I can talk… and so I can share this process with all of the people who might want to know. 🙂  For more information about the book and the series go to  Thanks, and welcome to my world!