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…

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…

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…

A White Author Writing POC

When authors build the characters for their books, there are several ways they can be born. I have some author friends who say the characters pop in their heads way before the stories. Writing Song of a Wingfin, things happened differently. The characters almost formed around the story. An exception to this was Noreen. The sparks…

Three Tips for Creatives

I am sitting at my cluttered dining room table staring at my laptop. My dog has abandoned her task of warming my toes as I work on formatting for my debut as a real life published author. (Book release in three weeks...whoa). Snap shot of my new website. It’s really happening. Instead of running to…