Imagine That!

January 13, 2014
creative writing

The sentence was: “The nice girl with long hair had a nice dress.” I put it on the white board and told the kids it was boring. I told them that “nice” is dead. They needed to remove “nice” and replace it with some “pop.” I said, “This sentence needs color, give me something I can “see”!” Hands shot into the air. “Beautiful girl!” “Green hair!” “Curly hair!” “Sparkling dress!” …Read the Rest

All New Kindle Fire HDX 7″ Giveaway

January 10, 2014
audio/video

  Win a Kindle Fire HDX, Amazon Gift Card or Paypal Cash ($229 value)   This is a joint AUTHOR …Read the Rest

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray
December 26, 2013
book review

Nowhere for Christmas, by Heather Gray is a laugh-out-loud story.  I found myself chuckling often, totally captivated and delighted by …Read the Rest

The Toymaker, by Kay Springsteen

The Toymaker, by Kay Springsteen
December 25, 2013
book review

I spent Christmas Day reading, “The Toymaker” by Kay Springsteen.  Springsteen’s prose is so smooth it all but disappears, letting …Read the Rest

I’ll Leave the Olive, Thank You.

December 20, 2013
conversation

Today I gave one of my students, Em, the first black olive she had ever eaten. She looked at it …Read the Rest

Two Room Flat, by Jill Urbach

Two Room Flat, by Jill Urbach
December 7, 2013
audio/video

Two-Room Flat is totally romantic, a little bit spicy, a little bit risque, yet a sweet, smut-free read. I thoroughly enjoyed …Read the Rest

Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy

Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy
June 4, 2013
adventure

I loved Beulah the Bull, by C.C. Troy.  I read it in one sitting with a great big, silly grin …Read the Rest

Quilldancer Tries “Art”

Quilldancer Tries “Art”
June 2, 2013
Uncategorized

I can write.  I can sew.  I have talents I am proud of.  Drawing isn’t one of them. This I …Read the Rest

Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt

Twerp, by Mark Goldblatt
May 26, 2013
contemporary fiction

Twerp is a Random House Book for Young Readers — or the young at heart. This was a rollicking read. …Read the Rest

A Reading Tale

A Reading Tale
April 10, 2013
culture

A Reading Tale By Kathy Carlton Willis I’ve always been a lover of books—the opportunity to visit a new world, …Read the Rest

The Widow’s End

April 10, 2013
book review

Lee Ann Sontheimer Murphy is an excellent writer.  Her voice, in The Widow’s End is period perfect.  I didn’t stumble …Read the Rest

The Reluctant Assassin

April 6, 2013
adventure

Eoin Colfer is a master at creating complicated plots.  His tales twist and turn like a roller coaster ride and …Read the Rest

Consistency = Friends For Over 35 Years

Consistency = Friends For Over 35 Years
June 24, 2012
conversation

According to the dictionary consistency is: a degree of density, firmness, viscosity, etc. steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form,etc. agreement, harmony, or compatibility, especially correspondence or uniformity among the parts of a complex thing the condition of cohering or holding together and retainingform; solidity or firmness.

Make Mine Mocha

June 15, 2012
employment

As many of you now know, I am working at a very popular local coffee shop. We don’t have any …Read the Rest

Forever Hilltop by Judy Baer

Forever Hilltop by Judy Baer
May 3, 2012
book review

Two Books in One! Want a heart-happy, chuckle-aloud read that leaves you feeling uplifted, refreshed, and like all is right …Read the Rest

Why I Like Facebook

March 26, 2012
conversation

Running dialogue below one of my status updates: Status: At dinner tonight Amoeba pea-ed on the floor! Comments:    ‎*snort*   …Read the Rest

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