Tag: #books

An interview: With Myself About Heaven

An interview: With Myself About Heaven
I recently read Mitch Albom’s new book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and have been thinking about it ever since. Instead of simply writing about the book or writing a review of it, I decided to go deeper and interview myself. This was more difficult than I thought it would be. I hope... Read more »

A Simple Little Art Therapy Session

A Simple Little Art Therapy Session
I have been under an enormous amount of stress lately, financially as well as in my career. I am trying to eat right and get enough sleep, but I find myself short on time. Even when I have an hour or so, I find myself just mindlessly watching TV or movies or scrolling through social... Read more »

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”
The following chapter came from an actual experience of a first date I went on when I was younger. I love to use real life experiences that I have had or that I heard about, but then add a big dose of imagination to change details and to make it meaningful. I think often those... Read more »
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The Stories I Never Tell

The Stories I Never Tell
September’s Blogapalooza challenge is to write about a story you’ve never told to anyone. Is this topic inspired by recent political events? Do we all have secrets and stories that we keep to ourselves? Does not telling a secret mean it is not true? Not telling absolutely does not mean that it did not happen,... Read more »

Writing, blogging and social media

Writing, blogging and social media
I have always had an interest in books and even began to write my first novel back in 1996, but I never finished it. Then in 2013, I finally finished and self-published my first book Fun4Babies. I had sent it to one publisher who gave me great feedback, but then I decided to self-publish. I checked out... 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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »