Category: books

I believe that I can

I believe that I can
Ten days ago, my world was full of promise as I completed the final draft of my book Suppression, and began the process of acquiring an agent to get it published. Today, I received the second rejection letter of the two agents I sent my query letter to. I know that it is only two, but I also... Read more »

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”
I will always love the first two books that I wrote. They definitely hold a special place in my heart, but my newest book was a gift. Fun4Babies just came from such a deep place of love for what I was doing, being an infant teacher. Then Riding Waves was a story that needed to come out... Read more »

I almost forgot about my date

I almost forgot about my date
Here is another excerpt from my book Riding Waves . I hope you enjoy reading it. I say hi to Ashley’s mom as we walk into her house. I am surprised that she is home. Both of Ashley’s parents spend so much time at their restaurant that most of the time no one is home. I wonder to... Read more »
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Movie (DVD) Review: A Wrinkle in Time (no spoilers)

Movie (DVD) Review: A Wrinkle in Time (no spoilers)
I saw A Wrinkle in Time in the theater, but since it also just came out in DVD, I watched it again. I did love the book even more than the movie, but I was excited to watch the movie again. Here is my review of the movie with no spoilers. Favorite line or message of... Read more »

The End or just the beginning?

The End or just the beginning?
After years of writing and revisions, I am done with my third book. Suppression is… A futuristic novel set in 2135. Twenty-four year old Peyton lives with her parents and her brother, Parker, in one of the few civilizations remaining and thriving in what is left of America after everything and everyone was almost obliterated... Read more »

Book Review: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict

Book Review: The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
A couple of weeks ago, I could not put the book The Other Einstein down, and I am still thinking about it. While looking into the author Marie Benedict, I even found out that it was published by the Chicagoland Publisher Source Books. Favorite line: “…while the first step is the hardest, the second isn’t... Read more »
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What keeps you up at night?

What keeps you up at night?
There are only two things that can keep me up at night. One is a good book. As I finish each chapter, I promise myself that I will put the book down and go to sleep after just one more chapter. That one chapter becomes two and then three. The last book I read, The... Read more »

I love telling a story

I love telling a story
Why be part of an author fair? This was the third author fair that I have participated in. At the first one, we were each given 3-5 minutes to speak to give our elevator speech, essentially our sales pitch of why someone should buy our book. In all, I have only sold maybe six total books... Read more »

Movie Review: Ready Player One (No spoilers)

Although I did play my share when I was young, I haven’t played a video game in a long time. I do understand the attraction of playing them, however I escape real life through books and movies. Here is my spoiler free review of Ready Player One, the movie I saw today and the book... Read more »
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Who wears cowboy boots anymore?

I wrote a fiction book called Riding Waves in 2014. Sometimes I like to read all or parts of it and try to imagine what I would think about it if it was written by someone else. Writing is an interesting concept because I am often too critical of the words I write, but other... Read more »