Avocados and the Stars

This morning as I ate my avocado toast, I wondered if there was any folklore around the avocado. After reading a few versions online of a very interesting story, I’ve decided to retell my version of it to you here. yum First there are some things you should know. What is a tapir? Tapirs are…

Mr. Turner

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I wanted to offer a treat to my readers in the hopes of make up for my absence. Lately, it’s been a challenge for me to create the time I want to work on my music or writing. So, as a tool to move myself in the…

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…