The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 15.4 — Ezra Invents Something New

CH. 15.3 -- Ezra stared out the window at the green, leafy maze on the south side of the gardens. On a grassy hill in the center of the maze was a giant sundial, built by his great-grandfather. Ezra shook his head. The slithy toves had just about eaten all the limestone beneath the sundial.… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 15.4 — Ezra Invents Something New

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It’s November, and you know what that means.  It’s NaNoWriMo!  National Novel Writing Month is the time when people abandon sane schedules, spouses, entertainment, sleep, and sometimes even food in favor of writing like crazy for an entire month.  And the reward is... the satisfaction of having reached your goal of 50,000 words (and a… Continue reading NaNoWriMo is Here!

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The Amish Widower

Book Review: The Amish Widower, by Virginia Smith Amish farmer Seth Hostetler was devastated when his first wife died. When he finally remarries, his second wife and unborn child are killed in a carriage accident. Now he believes that he is doomed and will never love again.  His life is empty, and he wonders how… Continue reading The Amish Widower

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NaNoWriMo Winner: I’m done!

I'm done! It's November 30th, and I am officially finished my first draft of Out of the Depths. It has been quite the month, with a rollercoaster of emotions as I tried to figure out what this book was about and where it was heading. Some days I got discouraged and never wrote. Some days… Continue reading NaNoWriMo Winner: I’m done!

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Told You Twice

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Harry Potter and Expecto Patronum

I’ve been sick the last couple of days.  As I rested, I began to reread the Harry Potter series.  I love J.K. Rowling’s books.  They’re just as fresh, alive and fun as the first day I read them.  I finished #3, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and I began to think about how… Continue reading Harry Potter and Expecto Patronum

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Braced To Bite

I was in the library the other day and picked up Braced To Bite, by Serena Robar, from the YA section.   Colby Blanchard is a Type A personality with a little OCD thrown in.  She's a cheerleader, bossy, determined to be Homecoming Queen, planning to ace college, and a little arrogant too... until she is… Continue reading Braced To Bite

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Storybook Quilts

This weekend we stayed with friends, and I met and got to know Carolyn Colton, a wonderful lady who makes storybook quilts.  Born in Salt Lake City, Utah, Carolyn spent most of her life in Maryland and made her living as an attorney.  (To my surprise, she knows my son and daughter-in-law very well.  It… Continue reading Storybook Quilts

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, published in 1939, was one of James Thurber’s most famous stories.  Considered a masterpiece, it has made its mark on our society and even our language.  It is the story of a little man who spends his time in heroic daydreams when in real life he is dominated by… Continue reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

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Saving Mr. Banks

Last night we saw the movie Saving Mr. Banks.  This well written and superbly acted movie was deeply moving, and oh, so poignant.  It tells the story of how after twenty years of pleading, and after he and his staff despaired of being able to work with this complex, crusty, immovable Australian woman, Walt Disney… Continue reading Saving Mr. Banks