Tall Tale Tuesdays

The Wail House

It was called The Wail House.  At the time, I didn’t understand the concept and had mistaken the Wail Room for the girl’s rest room.  However, what I endured during my time on the throne was unusual but extraordinary... CLICK TO READ MORE!

Tall Tale Tuesdays

A Ferret Named Billy

Today, I woke up to the sun streaming in my windows. The soft glow interrupted my dreaming state at the precise moment when the Prince was about to kiss me. How terribly disappointed I was not to touch his lips with mine... CLICK TO READ MORE!

Year In Reading

Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care

When Willow O'Keefe was born, her piercing screams tore through Charlotte's heart as she entered the world... Subscriber Content When Willow O'Keefe was born, her piercing screams tore through Charlotte's heart as she entered the world. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a severe case of brittle bone disease. A simple trip and fall would… Continue reading Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care

The Writer's Life

Reinventing My Blog

It’s that time, again.  I feel a need to reinvent my blog.  Today, it feels too safe, too cozy.  Almost as if I got caught in a rut and didn’t know where else to take it.  I have become bored with it and interest is waning due to my lack of exciting things to post.… Continue reading Reinventing My Blog

The Writer's Life

Silence Among Words

I have said it before, and I will say it, again.  In day to day activities Life just happens.  Like a toddler, it grabs your attention forcing you to look at the stunts that it can achieve by consistently tugging at your sleeve and calling out your name. As writers, we like to lock ourselves… Continue reading Silence Among Words

Year In Reading

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... Subscriber Content 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… Continue reading Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die

The Writer's Life

Creating Family Time with Our Words

Since I have joined the outside realm of working people, home with the family has become a fleeting gift.  My husband is attending his college courses during the day and working in the afternoons while our daughters are growing up and living their own lives.  Whatever fleeting moment I have with them is a treasure… Continue reading Creating Family Time with Our Words