Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake

Kate’s husband passed away a year ago.  After her period of grief, she decides to take back control of her life and begin anew... Subscriber Content Kate’s husband passed away a year ago.  After her period of grief, she decides to take back control of her life and begin anew.  While packing to leave the… Continue reading Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Subscriber Content Birdie Cousins, a recent divorcee, has taken on all responsibilities for her daughter’s, Chess, wedding.  But, Chess has plans of her own.  She cancels the wedding, quits her job, and moves in with Birdie.  To console her daughter, Birdie invites her sister, India, and other daughter, Tate, for a month-long retreat to their… Continue reading The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Barefoot by Elin Hilderbrand

If you are looking for a great summer read to dig yourself out of winter’s trenches, Barefoot will make you feel warm and tranquil with the familiar grit of sand between your toes...

Diary of a Fat Girl

Get Up and Try, Try, Try!

My husband’s health insurance has a new policy to help people attain a healthy lifestyle.  With the effort to save over $700 in premiums this year, we agreed to one of many options offered in their new health program.  There are many reasons in which I don’t support this kind of intrusion in our lives,… Continue reading Get Up and Try, Try, Try!

The Writer's Life

2012 Year End in Reading

Now, I look to 2013 and wonder what kind of goals I should set, and if I should even attempt to set them. Of course, I should! Goals give us a purpose; a reason to wake up each morning. Without my goals, I would have nothing to look forward to, nothing to accomplish, and nothing to show for success.

Fun Facts

100 Fun Facts About Me – Fun Fact #72

In the 5th grade, I was on the cheerleading squad but dropped out because I wanted to play with my best friend.  She had once attended my school but moved across town in which I rarely got to see her.  I don’t know why, but I still feel guilty about that choice.

Fun Facts

100 Fun Facts About Me – Fun Fact #66

I cannot drive long distances without a travel buddy.  As a child, my mother would tell me that if I fell asleep in the car when we traveled that we would be closer to our destination when I woke.  This worked!  However, since I spent much of my childhood traveling around the United States, my… Continue reading 100 Fun Facts About Me – Fun Fact #66

Fun Facts

100 Fun Facts About Me – Fun Fact #64

I created the poem Casting Away while sitting on the rocks under the Blue Water Bridges.  There was an older gentleman casting his line into the mouth of Lake Huron that day, and he reminded me of my own grandfather who owns a bait shop south of Harbor Beach, Michigan.