A Storybook Birthday

I got older last week. I didn’t mean to; it just happened. There’s no controlling birthdays. They come suddenly with fire on candles and ice on cream. Dreadfully frightening. My birthday this year was pretty storybook in that it was charming and sweet and fun and also that it will enable me to write more … More A Storybook Birthday

Book Report

First the good news then the bad news. The good news is that after holding several library books hostage for months, I finally worked through all of them but one. Some were too boring (or inappropriate) to bother with and promptly got sent back. Another ran out of renewals. *sticks out lip* But the majority … More Book Report

Plate Update: Mansions, Grammar Rules, and Hashtags

I blinked and January is over! Moral of the story–never blink. 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. As far as full plates go, this one was an all you can eat buffet. 😉 Beta-read and read for review: Hartly Manor (five stars) Diamond (five stars) Shadows of the Hersweald (I cannot … More Plate Update: Mansions, Grammar Rules, and Hashtags

Book Review: Last Wish

“Miranda, what did you wish for?” More time with family? To live another month? For a cure? No. Much more. (from Goodreads) This was such a beautiful, bittersweet story by Valerie Howard! I loved it so much especially the Gospel presentation. The writing style and quick character development was superb for such a short story, … More Book Review: Last Wish

Goals for 2017

Just for grins (and to keep myself on track), I wrote up my goals for this year. Consider it more of a “suggested personal to-do list” than a “hard and fast do or die assignment”; since I’m learning to be flexible so I can leave room for spontaneous projects, life happening, and whatever else God decides to … More Goals for 2017

Plate Update: Christmas, Mysteries, and a Scary Climax

Wow! Happy New Year, everyone! I already did my year in review, so this Plate Update might feel a little repetitive; but we can’t leave December out, can we? 😉 Here’s a quick update on what I did last month. As far as full plates go, this one was stacked with yummy Christmas cookies complete with frosting and sprinkles. … More Plate Update: Christmas, Mysteries, and a Scary Climax