The Writer's Life

A New Look!

While reaching for a glass, I pondered where I should begin writing. Do I start the edits of my novels? Or should I write another article? I turned the faucet on, and clear liquid swished through the tight cylinder, splashing against a stainless steel basin. I placed my cup under the spout and heard the… Continue reading A New Look!

The Writer's Life

Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

As I look back on the past year, I see some goals not quite reached and a few accomplishments that make me proud. And I begin the New Year by creating new goals while finishing up old ones. I began the year in full force, eager to beat the 14 books I read in 2012… Continue reading Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Dr. Seuss’ There’s A Wocket In My Pocket

In this classic book, Dr. Seuss uses rhyming couplets and nonsensical situations to engage children, and adults, into an adventurous read.  Children learn the value of poetic license by made up words that rhyme with existing words to create a unique story.  In the meantime, adults are given a fun way to read to their… Continue reading Dr. Seuss’ There’s A Wocket In My Pocket

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

What Is In a People House?

In this delightful book, In a People House by Theo. Le Sieg and Roy McKie, Mouse takes Mr. Bird on a tour of a people house.  Mouse points to things and names each one.  Sometimes, he may even find these things useful and entertaining… until the people return to their house! In a People House is a great… Continue reading What Is In a People House?

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Chester’s Mill, a small town in Maine, is suddenly cut off from the outside world by an invisible barrier.  It is a barrier that will crash planes, cut a woodchuck in half and explode pacemakers.  To complicate the situation, a murderer is on the loose, and the townsfolk are running scared. Rusty Everette is a… Continue reading Stephen King’s Under the Dome

Year In Reading (Book Reviews)

For Her Pleasure by Maya Banks

Kit Townsend is a spirited woman who came into trouble while her two buddies, Ryder and Mac, were out of town.  Vowing to never leave her side, Mac and Ryder agreed to protect Kit at all times, even in the bedroom.  Kit is not one who follows the rules, and she soon finds herself falling… Continue reading For Her Pleasure by Maya Banks

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Finding Success in Discipline

At the beginning of the school year, my oldest daughter was hesitant to take an art class. She wanted to try her hand at pottery, but the course was unavailable. So, she was stuck with drawing. She likes to draw and color, but her talent needs development. She needed a disciplined environment that would teach… Continue reading Finding Success in Discipline