The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 36.8 — Queen Natalie Takes Charge

CH. 36.8 -- The king panted, red-faced from pain. “Guards,” he whispered. “Fetch Ezra back to the castle immediately.” “No.” Queen Natalie gathered her courage as she wiped away her tears and got to her feet. Her worst fears had come to pass, and her strong, capable – if sometimes stubborn and close-minded – husband… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 36.8 — Queen Natalie Takes Charge

The True Adventures of Jay B R Wokky, Web Serials

Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 35.1 — A Winter Breakfast

Ch. 35.1 – Janine loved winter snowstorms. The roads vanished beneath huge drifts of snow and put an end to would-be-heroes’ quests. Even the slow but trusty Mr. Dumfries didn’t show up. Of course, the news that the dragon was dead helped too. Yes, life at the caves was quiet and peaceful. If only it… Continue reading Jay B. R. Wokky Ch. 35.1 — A Winter Breakfast

Book Reviews

Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

Book Review:  Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen), by Danyelle Leafty: Aneira is 9 years old when she is kidnapped by Baba Yaga, and if she ever hopes to see her family again, she must help the witch. What starts out sounding like a straightforward task soon becomes complicated, for everyone… Continue reading Of Wind and Winter (Tale 1 of the Snow Queen)

Book Reviews

The Christmas Pony

Book Review:  The Christmas Pony – Kristen D. Randle Xan (Alexandra) lives on a rescue horse farm, where horses and children get second chances. She has a warm, loving family, but she is restless and unhappy, yearning for something bigger in her life than unrequited love and dealing with her family and incompetent ranch hands.… Continue reading The Christmas Pony

Book Reviews, Personal updates

Hope Springs

Book Review: Hope Springs, by Sarah M. Eden (Longing for Home, Book #2) Katie Macauley gives up her goal to return to Ireland in order to make a difference in Hope Springs, Wyoming, where she has become a beloved friend and a rallying beacon for the Irish half of the town. As Katie endures the… Continue reading Hope Springs

Personal updates

Let It Snow

On several of my fall field trips out at the GSL Shorelands Preserve, we saw Woollybear Caterpillars with wide red-orange stripes around their bodies.  This is supposed to mean that there will be a long, cold winter.  Well, those caterpillars may know something:  this past weekend we were hit with a huge snowstorm.  I was… Continue reading Let It Snow

Personal updates

It’s Snowing!

It's definitely a winter wonderland out there.  It's been snowing all day, with 5 to 10 inches expected where we live.  It's also very cold.  Do I really want to see what is in my mailbox today?  Hmmm.  I am glad I don't have to go anywhere!  Meanwhile, I am wrapping presents, getting cards ready… Continue reading It’s Snowing!

Personal updates


I don’t enjoy driving.  Just the idea of strapping yourself into a tin can and shooting along a narrow pathway at seventy-plus miles an hour, all the while keeping watch out your mirrors for the other cars (and don’t forget potential debris in your lane), is unnerving.  Let’s not even mention that road conditions often… Continue reading Driving

Personal updates

More Snow? Oh, No!

A big storm moved in this past weekend, dumping about 5 inches of snow on us.  A very kind neighbor brought his Bobcat over last night and  shoveled snow out of everyone’s driveway down our street.   By morning we had another 3 inches, so we spent a few hours this morning shoveling off the patios… Continue reading More Snow? Oh, No!