I’ll See You in a Twinkling

I just finished writing a letter to one of my elderly friends whom I haven’t seen in years. He just lost his wife a couple of weeks ago, and I can’t help but feel sad because he must be. I enclosed a song I wrote long ago when I was drowning in that bittersweet knowledgeContinue reading “I’ll See You in a Twinkling”

Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 6

An Interview with Traci Wooden-Carlisle I first “met”  Traci Wooden-Carlisle when I saw her beautiful book swag in a Facebook group.  Since I have a love for miniature things, I wanted my own tiny book charms of some of the classics and of the novels I have written.  I loved her Etsy shop, TracesofDesign, andContinue reading “Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 6”

Wisdom from a Wordsmith — Episode 5

As I sought beta readers, I tried to get a wide variety of people so I could have multiple perspectives reacting to  A Cursed Enchantment.  I intended the novel to be a book for all ages — and both boys and girls.  Liam is my youngest beta reader, just coming out of the 3rd grade. Continue reading “Wisdom from a Wordsmith — Episode 5”

Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 4

Just like every snowflake has its own pattern and each person has its own fingerprint, each author has his or her own voice and style. I have always been an avid reader, but since I became an author, I have come to appreciate the diversity in writing even more. Reading other authors’ works calls meContinue reading “Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 4”

Wisdom from a Wordsmith — Episode 3

Once August comes, I start gearing up to get back into the classroom.  One thing I love about teaching is that every year is a fresh start.  I love looking for new ideas and making the activities and strategies I have used other years even better. So as I work on the teachers’ guide toContinue reading “Wisdom from a Wordsmith — Episode 3”

Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 2

Carol Ashby Focusing on life in the Roman Empire Over the past few months, I have enjoyed meeting other authors online.  I have learned so much from all of them!  When I have time, I like to read and review other authors’ works, become a fellow author’s ARC or beta reader, and join launch teams. Continue reading “Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 2”

Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 1

Ashley Rescot I think it is fitting that my first interview with a fellow author revolves around the world of music, since music is such an important part of my own life! Ashley Rescot is a violinist who also loves literature and writing. Her book, Chronicles of Music Majors is a treasure! Tell me aContinue reading “Wisdom from a Wordsmith – Episode 1”

Introducing Stanley the Flying Squirrel

Years ago, we were spending the day in the country. It had been an awesome day – We had grilled a picnic lunch over charcoal; Pat had some nice metal-detecting finds; we had the relief of knowing that the snake Lizzy had claimed as a pet was not a copperhead; and our German Shepherd, Leroy,Continue reading “Introducing Stanley the Flying Squirrel”