The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 38.1 — Meanwhile, Back at the Dragon Cave

CH. 38.1 -- For several months, Jay B. R. Wokky’s cave became the most popular spot in the kingdom. Many girls came to kiss the prince. They came by royal coach. They came in wagons. They came by dogsled. When the snow melted and spring began, they came by horseback and wagon and on foot. All… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 38.1 — Meanwhile, Back at the Dragon Cave

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 21.3 — Confession Time

Ch. 21.3 -- "What is it?” Janine asked. “We know who you really are.” After a long hesitation, Col told Janine the sad tale of her Name Day. “We never did find out who really cursed you. When you came to us two years ago, we thought it was a chance to make things right.… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 21.3 — Confession Time

Book Reviews, Personal updates

The Humming Room

Book Review: The Humming Room - by Ellen Potter When Roo Fanshaw’s parents are murdered, she is sent to live with her reclusive uncle on Cough Rock Island. She was raised without love, and she doesn’t expect any when she arrives at her isolated, forbidding new home, which was once a sanitarium for children with… Continue reading The Humming Room

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America the Beautiful

Independence Day was the beginning of a fun holiday weekend, with family and friends gathered together to eat, play games, go swimming, watch the latest FIFA game, and talk. The best time of all was at dusk on July fourth when we all piled in the car, drove to a good spot, and watched the… Continue reading America the Beautiful

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Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley is coming to Boston! AAAAAAHHHHH! I have to go! I must go! To back up, Robin McKinley will be the guest of honor at Boskone, a Science Fiction Convention in Boston on February 13-15, 2015. You know how you fantasize about meeting your favorite authors? I mean, when I was a child and… Continue reading Robin McKinley

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Rose Daughter

Last night I finished rereading Rose Daughter by Robin McKinley, which is a gorgeous retelling of Beauty and the Beast.  Actually, this is Robin’s second version of Beauty and the Beast.  I read the first one, Beauty, when it was first published in 1978, and I absolutely loved it.  I’ve reread it so many times… Continue reading Rose Daughter

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The Blue Castle

I recently read The Blue Castle, by L.M. Montgomery.  If you are familiar with the Anne of Green Gables novels, then you know how beautifully Lucy wrote.  Her descriptions are scrumptious.  Her characters are lovable, amusing, and very well-drawn.  By the end of the story, the main character has become your life-long friend, and you… Continue reading The Blue Castle

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Peace in the Garden

When I was little, my grandmother wrote to me.  I was so excited to be the recipient of letters from the most wonderful person in the world.  These were simple, hand-printed letters that described the flowers, trees, grass, and birds in her garden.  At the time I was puzzled by her obsession with gardening, and… Continue reading Peace in the Garden

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To See the Sea

I have always been fascinated by water.  When I was three, my sisters and I would put on our bathing suits, go outside, and dance in the rain.  A little older, we’d walk many blocks to the city swimming pool, where for a quarter we could swim all day.  I loved going to Pine Lake,… Continue reading To See the Sea

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Horses have always been (for me) a symbol of freedom, courage, and beauty. As a child I put on my black rubber boots and galloped out in the rain, neighing as I crested the green grassy hill on the playground. Trips to the library included as many of C. W. Anderson’s books as I could… Continue reading Horses