Mommy Writes

Imaginative Pieces for a Creative Space

As one looks around my newfound writing space, they are blanketed with inspiration by a couple of creative minds. Many have asked me, “What do those words on the ceiling say?” and some have inquired about my mother’s artwork. Today, I am going to share with you the story behind the art and the artists behind the quotes... CLICK TO READ MORE!

The Writer's Life

In the Throws of Edits

Every novelist will tell you that writing a book is the easy part. Editing it is the pits. When an author takes their own imagination and free writes their book without a scripted outline or any idea of where they are going, the story flows like jagged rocks tumbling down a mountainside and crashing into… Continue reading In the Throws of Edits

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

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. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a severe case of brittle bone disease. A simple trip and fall would crack a rib or break a femur, and even in the womb she broke a few bones. In her… Continue reading Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care

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Kristin Hannah’s Angel Falls

When Liam Campbell’s wife, Mikaela, suffers a traumatic brain injury and slips into a coma, he is unprepared for the grief and devastating loss to his family. He sits at his wife’s bedside in hopes that one day she will wake up. Until he discovers a secret from Mikaela’s past that threatens to destroy the… Continue reading Kristin Hannah’s Angel Falls

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

The Joys of Rereading

My mother is a speed reader, and she has this uncanny habit of rereading her favorite books over and over, again.  There are a couple of favorite authors that she enjoys reading and would often venture out of her comfort zone to read new and exciting books; periodically landing her a new favorite author. When… Continue reading The Joys of Rereading

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Frank Peretti’s The Oath

Steve Benson is a wildlife biologist who learned of his brother’s gruesome fate among the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.  Now, he is out for the hunt of a grizzly bear blamed for his brother’s death.  And, Deputy Tracy Ellis will lead him to the town of Hyde Valley and its sinister secrets. Steve discovers… Continue reading Frank Peretti’s The Oath