Somebody sure likes to take breaks:

I know, I know, I just took the week off for Thanksgiving, didn’t I? Well, it’s been a tremendously busy few months for me, so I’m taking a few more weeks off. I’ll see you in the new year!


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Friday Fun: How Books Are Made 2

If you’re one of the four people who read here, you know that I’ve been working my hind-quarters off on publishing Story Warren’s first book, The Green Ember. A few weeks ago, I went looking for good “how it’s done” videos to help Sam’s kids and my own kids understand exactly what was taking so long […]


On Spoilers and Kids

There is, rumor has it, a trailer of some sort for the new Star Wars movie. I’ve worked hard to not see it. I’ve seen a couple of still images floating around on twitter and facebook, but I’m trying to keep it as much out of my head as I can. See, back when the […]

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Word of the Day: Thankful 1

thank·ful adjective \ˈthaŋk-fəl\ : glad that something has happened or not happened, that something or someone exists, etc. : of, relating to, or expressing thanks Full Definition of THANKFUL 1:  conscious of benefit received <for what we are about to receive make us truly thankful> 2:  expressive of thanks <thankful service> 3:  well pleased :  […]


Tuesday Quotivator

I must lose myself in action, lest I wither in despair.   – Alfred, Lord Tennyson (whose name I can never spell right)


Friday Fun: Truth 1

This is too good not to share. I tried to track down a source and failed. Love it!

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Why I Love Books 1

I’ve been reminded lately that I love books. I love them because they are a chance to create a world that is better, a world that is different. I love reading a book and going on an adventure. I love watching the heroine change the world and be changed by the journey. I love books. […]


Word of the Day: Catastrophe

I’ve always enjoyed using the word Catastrophe. ca·tas·tro·phe noun \kə-ˈtas-trə-(ˌ)fē\ : a terrible disaster Full Definition of CATASTROPHE 1: the final event of the dramatic action especially of a tragedy 2: a momentous tragic event ranging from extreme misfortune to utter overthrow or ruin 3a: a violent and sudden change in a feature of the earth b: a violent […]

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Take heart, I have overcome the world.

– Jesus of Nazareth