Fox in the neighborhood

This little guy was hanging out on the road that leads to my house. Instead of running away from my car, he paused to pose for a photo. Foxes in literature are characterized as deceitful and cunning. I’m not usually political in this blog, but given the current political situation, I couldn’t help but makeContinue reading “Fox in the neighborhood”

Why did you name him Charlie?

Two months ago, I brought home a wonderfully sweet Goldendoodle puppy and named him Charlie. The three questions I am most often asked: What kind of dog is he? What’s his name? (Followed by) Why did you name him Charlie? I had decided on the name Charlie earlier in the week, knowing we were goingContinue reading “Why did you name him Charlie?”

A writer’s life

I was lucky enough to spend the weekend at a writers conference this weekend with an amazing faculty of agents, editors, and authors. In addition to the outstanding experts, I was surrounded by inspiring writers in my critique groups, workshops, and I also had a fantastic roommate to share writing with. After the conference, IContinue reading “A writer’s life”

Interview with Diana Gallagher, author of “Lessons in Falling” Raffle to win free signed copy

        #17DABash interview with the author, Diana Gallagher and a chance to win a free signed copy of the book.  Comment on this blog post to be entered in the raffle! “Lessons in Falling” is a beautifully written contemporary YA book. Before we meet Savannah, she’s suffered a career-ending gymnastics injury.  TheContinue reading “Interview with Diana Gallagher, author of “Lessons in Falling” Raffle to win free signed copy”

Tsundoku – a word for all bibliophiles

A dear friend gave me the book Lost in Translation. It’s full of interesting words in different languages that are unique to a specific language or culture. Today, I’m sharing the word tsundoku which is a Japanese word for leaving a book unread. This basically describes my TBR shelves; yes I have more than one!Continue reading “Tsundoku – a word for all bibliophiles”

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

The book, “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” was a favorite of mine growing up. At the time Brooklyn didn’t have special meaning to me, more on this in a minute, but I loved the immigrant story in this and another cherished book “All of a Kind Family.” That book was closer to my own family’sContinue reading “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn”

It’s never too late

While visiting former colleagues last week, I saw this quote on the board in 7th grade. I’m a living example of this quote even though I’d never heard it before. Not that I wasn’t proud of my previous accomplishments, but the starting over part speaks loudly to me. I’ve always been a fan of F.Continue reading “It’s never too late”