Chilly days and nights and their effects on my brain

We’ve finally had a real cool down! Seriously, the last 2 or 3 nights have gotten down into the 40s, and the days have been just breathtakingly beautiful: cool temps, no humidity, gorgeous sunshine. I got to wear a (very lightweight) cardigan sweater to the park yesterday (over a tank top, but it still counts, right?)! My kids have ADHD. […]

NaNo, planning – and a freebie

I’ve been super busy the last couple of weeks. October is always a busy month for me. There are 2 birthdays and an anniversary all within about two weeks in October, so there’s lots of planning, shopping, baking and celebrating going on. With my decision to do NaNoWriMo this year, that adds even more to do, since I’m busy plotting […]

77 Shadow Street – A Review

***This review does contain spoilers***   Yes, I know – this book came out a couple of years ago. What can I say? I pick up what looks good to me, whether it came out yesterday, two years ago, or two centuries ago. I can’t help it, I’m eclectic. And when I read, then I review. I really loved this […]

The first teacher who believed in me

I’ve said before that it was my grandmother’s insistence and constant pushing that got me to finally start writing, and to pursue it “for real.” And that is very true. But there have been other inspiring people along the way who helped me get where I am today. I don’t always remember their names, and sometimes the form their inspiration […]