Happy “Tell A Story” Day

Today is “tell a story” day! Now this is one I can get in to. Since I’m sitting for a while on my own for about fifteen minutes at physical therapy, let’s see if I can tell you a story using the things around me. Here we go! ... Margie couldn’t believe that bratty kid…

Interview with Herb the Pooka

Today I reached out to an old friend and asked if they would like to be an interviewed guest on my blog. He decided to take time out of his mischievious schedule to talk with us. sketch by artist Joseph Benenhaley Me: Welcome, Herb. I appreciate you taking time today to chat. I didn't know…

Come on Get Happy

Happy Spring! Today is also International Day of Happiness. How are you gonna find some happy today? Here are some spring and happiness quotes to inspire you. “Spring is nature’s way of saying, ‘Let’s Party!'"Robin Williams “Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”Laura Ingalls Wilder "With freedom, books, flowers, and…

It’s Storytime!

Let's move into this next month with some exciting events. First, Friday is Tell a Fairy Tale Day! If you've read Song of a Wingfin, try telling a friend about Noreen's adventure in your own words. It's fun being a storyteller and Friday will be a great day to practice. The second announcement is that…

I Got Mail

Before Christmas last year, a lovely lady on social media asked publicly for recommendations of a children’s book to buy for her nieces. At first, I hesitated, not wanting to sound like a braggart but quickly tossed off that feeling. I should be proud! I wrote a wonderful story! So I responded, telling her of…

The Perfect Day for Tea and a Story

Hello Friends! Today is National Hot Tea Day. I love a good cup of tea, black tea, herbal tea, chai tea, caffeinated, non-caffeinated... well, you get the picture. As I was sipping my cup of tea today, I was reminded of the time Broo got a visit all for the sake of a tea party.…

Lincoln’s Beard

Another little known holiday is approaching on December 7th, Letter Writing Day. I felt this might be a fun time to retell a story of a famous letter that could possible inspire you to write and send a letter of your own. October of 1860, in the town of Westfield, New York, an eleven-year-old girl…

Book Inspired Holiday Week

The first day of November brings us our first book inspired holiday. Sunday was Author’s Day. This holiday was created with the intention to bring awareness to American authors in the early 1900s by Nellie Verne Burt McPherson. Nellie was the president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, teacher, and an avid reader throughout her…