Tag: reading

Shameless!

Disclaimer: No child or pet were harmed during the making of this photo. All are available on Amazon, well, not the kids or the dog. ūüôā One of “my” kids, who just turned three, had NO desire to be part of my shenanigans (smart…

When Craving Attacks

What do you do if you love fabric but can’t sew, want to paint but don’t feel like bringing out the oils and a large canvas? I created this piece, “Books on the Beach,” for my granddaughter. I made these tiny books 3-D so…

The Bullied Newsboy

Giovanni spit a honker on Houston Street. Damn that Western Union boy. The only gold he ever saw, his precious tobacco, half spilled on the ground. Giovanni tried to look casual as he plucked himself up off the dusty street and replaced his cap….

Campout over

It was dark, like now. Miss Helen had laid out the sleeping bags. Mama had set the sandwiches and cookies she‚Äôd made in the center of a picnic cloth. After Mama and Miss Helen had gone inside the house, Scoot and me were fine…

Let Worm-God help with your writer’s block

Note: Don’t tell her you don’t believe. She hates it when creativity is stifled. She started out as a mere, mealy book worm. She has read ALL of your work and she waits for more. She lives in her heaven beneath the earth surrounded…

A Kindle Ad reminder

As a kid, I hated to read. Nothing stuck. Everything around me had more meaning than written words inside a book. Then came To Kill a Mockingbird. At age 14, this was the first book I read cover to cover. “So, some books are¬†good?”…

Goosebumps! The Real Deal!

In 2013, I attended a writer’s conference in San Francisco. Guess who was the guest speaker! Yep, Mr. Goosebumps himself, R.L.¬†Stine! During his keynote Q and A, I stood and thanked him for his books.¬†I¬†told him how my son had grown up reading the…

Entering the Insane Asylum

The¬†Pungent¬†smell of an insane asylum. From The Last Bordello (voice of Sadie): My limbs shook. My knees buckled. The men in white held fast to my elbows and pulled me toward a thick wooden door. When opened, the fragrant air vanished and was replaced…

RAW Journal Kernels – 1

Since my laptop took over, I haven’t journaled in¬†many years. But, as you can see, I used to.   Skimming through these old treasures, I had this thought: “What if I shared kernels, bits of¬†my past from¬†numerous journal entries?” So, here I go, making…

Meeting Dixie Dupree!

I rarely write a review on Amazon, but after reading The Education of Dixie Dupree by Donna Everhart, I had to. Here it is: Readers will learn from Dixie Dupree‚Äôs education! Like every great book, the first chapter of The Education of Dixie Dupree…