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)

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)

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.  While packing to leave the home they once shared, her daughter finds a postcard of Lost Lake, and it sparks memories; giving Kate a strong desire to visit. Upon their arrival,… Continue reading Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

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 summer home… Continue reading The Island by Elin Hilderbrand

The Writer's Life

No Time to Write?

As you may have noticed, I have hit a stalemate when it comes to my writings.  Many have asked for new materials, and I continue to ask for more sleep.  Seriously, how do mothers maintain a writing career while raising children?  They are either brilliant individuals or seriously lacking in some other area as a… Continue reading No Time to Write?

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...

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Teaching Kids to Have Fun While Blogging

Now that the summer is coming to a close, and the kids are returning back to school, I am beginning to feel that old familiar itch to scratch my pen on lined paper.  With about two weeks left in my summer, that means there are only sixteen more fun facts about me to post; which… Continue reading Teaching Kids to Have Fun While Blogging

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Magic Hour

Dr. Julia Cates is a well-known Los Angeles psychiatrist whose profession has been in the media light for far too long. Ellen (Ellie) Barton is Julia’s sister and chief of police in a small Pacific Northwest town. Alice is a “wild child;” abandoned and mute...