Tall Tale Tuesdays

An Enchanted Memory

It was whimsical little structure, seemingly right out of a fairy tale.  Straight lines were non-existent, almost like a child had built it.  There was an arched door that widened at the top, a railing that slanted toward the slide, a porthole that opened outward, and even a chimney that was more cartoonish than functional; leaning as if to puff out smoke like that of a dancing tugboat... CLICK TO READ MORE!

Poetic Rhythms

Rainy Day Project for the Cabin Fevered Family

As I look out my window on this warm February morning dreaming of what Spring may bring, I am overwhelmed with thoughts of families suffering from cabin fever. The stress of being cooped up in a confined space with humans in various stages of their lives combating multiple challenges must be straining relationships by now... CLICK TO READ MORE!

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die

Melissa Austin is a sixteen year old girl looking forward to the last two years of high school.  She has studied hard in hopes to score high on her PSATs.  Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship would insure Melissa could attend a college of her choice and become the lawyer of her dreams.  But, the bruises… Continue reading Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die

The Writer's Life

Accomplishing Dreams in the Working World

It’s that time, again!  This is my writer’s update where I inform you, the reader, about my comings and goings as a writer. As everyone knows, a writer’s world is fraught with financial insecurities.  Some of the lucky few either have a partner with a decent income to support their endeavors or have hit the… Continue reading Accomplishing Dreams in the Working World

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Joan Lowery Nixon’s The Séance

Sara was a troubled youth.  Her mother released her to State custody and she came to live with Lauren’s Aunt.  Lauren never liked Sara since the day she moved in.  However, when Sara went missing at a séance Lauren was reluctant to attend, everyone turned to Lauren for information about Sara’s life before her disappearance;… Continue reading Joan Lowery Nixon’s The Séance

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old medical miracle.  Her death was delayed by a drug that slowed the growth of the cancerous tumors which had taken residence in her lungs.  Since she is terminal, death is inevitable.  And, Hazel’s mother forces her into a cancer kids support group to help her overcome depression… Continue reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Dean Koontz’s One Door Away From Heaven

As the boy who became Curtis Hammond escapes the terror that ripped apart his mother, Michelina Bellsong is introduced to nine year-old Leilani Klonk and her disability, quick wit, and a spirit desperate to live.  Micky soon learns of the horror Leilani speaks of as an inevitable fate if someone does not intervene.  However, Micky’s… Continue reading Dean Koontz’s One Door Away From Heaven