New for 2018 – Book Reviews

New addition to the blog this year: children's book reviews!  Last year I did an amazing thing! I set a goal to read 375 picture books, but I surpassed that goal and read 420+ picture books and a slew of chapter books. The more I read; the more I developed a system to know what … Continue reading New for 2018 – Book Reviews


Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Sounds kinda funny coming from a pescetarian like myself, but I truly feel like I've won the Biltmore Estate or something grand! For several years now, I've participated in Tara Lazar's StoryStorm in January as a way to jump start my writing for the new year. Each day there is an inspirational blog post from … Continue reading Winner! Winner! Chicken Dinner!

Wrapping Up 2017 & Celebrating My Accomplishments (the Anti-Resolution Revolution)

A year ago, I stumbled on a writing challenge called the 12 Days of Christmas for Writers. This series of daily writing exercises really helped me bring 2016 to a close and plan for the year ahead. I'm doing the challenge again this year and find that it is super-helpful (almost in a cleansing/freeing way) … Continue reading Wrapping Up 2017 & Celebrating My Accomplishments (the Anti-Resolution Revolution)

Halloweensie Story #2: PUMPKINS ON PARADE

Who doesn't love pumpkins this time of year? Let's see what these pumpkins are doing during their midnight stroll through the neighborhood! PUMPKINS ON PARADE Bumbling pumpkins in a line, Fat ones, thin ones; all are fine. Some hop on stems or roll around, Some somersault across the ground. Monster pumpkins with sharp claws, scary … Continue reading Halloweensie Story #2: PUMPKINS ON PARADE

Halloween Is Here – Time for Spooky Stories!

In keeping with tradition, I'm participating in Susanna Leonard Hill 7th Annual Halloweensie Writing Contest! Here's the first story for you. I'm hoping to generate another before the day is over! Hope you enjoy my first >100 word story using some form of the words: Candy Corn, Monster, and Shadow. WAREWOLF'S SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN PARTY Ghosts and … Continue reading Halloween Is Here – Time for Spooky Stories!