As an author of both young adult and middle grade fiction; and as a home-schooling mom, I feel it is important to share this with you. My dear friend; Dana Mentink posted a video on Instagram that contains a VERY important message about reading… Evidently, someone made a comment on twitter about teachers stifling … More Reading and going at your own pace…
Yesterday, this was almost accurate. Looming deadlines… frustrations… and lack of sleep was NOT my friend. Several things that happened last year put me way… way… way behind schedule – which has affected every project since and had me on edge for awhile now. It also means that the last 10 months have been a mad … More Deadlines… Daily Word Counts… and Doses of Reality…
I have to laugh about this… I mean, I really just have to laugh about it… because if I don’t laugh, then I might start crying and then I’ll never get anything done. First, a bit of back-story: We moved last April/May. Since then, it has been a juggling act between unpacking, remodeling, rushing off … More The irony of writing in a house filled with people
If you are anything like me, buying Christmas gifts can be a daunting task. You have to know what everyone wants. You have to keep track of colors, sizes, allergies, etc… It’s almost enough to suck the Christmas spirit right out of a person. OK… maybe that’s going a bit too far, but, it’s definitely … More 12 Christmas gift ideas for the writer in your life.
What if Cinderella had been sent to kill the Prince? Kayden never thought of herself as the Belle of the ball, but she finds herself in the royal palace, surrounded by society darlings – and the only thing she has in common with them is that they’re all vying for the Prince. They’re after his … More A Reluctant Assassin SPECIAL EDITION | JC Morrows
READER QUESTION: Obviously, the nature of Kayden’s character is to be secretive, but is there any insight you could give us about her? Actually it’s interesting you should ask. Recently, my children and I were watching one of our new favorite movies and that topic came up. This answer is going to be tricky since – … More Who is Kayden | Part 1
OK… I am NOT the only one who LOVED this movie – when most of the critics (for some insane reason) did not… I made the MEME above but there are plenty of others out there… for example: In case you haven’t seen the critical reviews… or looked at rotten tomatoes, let me just sum … More Did you catch the REAL message in Dreamworks newest movie: HOME?
WARNING! The following video contains shocking and upsetting statements – at least… it should upset you to think about people who pretend it’s OK to do such atrocious things! I read a post earlier today about a Pulitzer winning photo that has changed how the author looks at everything and I was reminded of this show I used to watch; … More What really frightens me… is that this was nearly twenty years ago.
Oh my word! He’s ME! My son . . . the “Prophet” who complains about all us “Mercies” who cry at the drop of a hat . . . who makes snide comments about all the drama we get all upset over . . . who picks at his sister for being a drama princess … More I FINALLY “GET IT”!
Since there is no actual blog that I can “reblog” or even point to as a link, I’m going to copy the article here and quote it. I will point you to where I found this but the content changes so often, it may be tough to find… thus my quoting: My thoughts will be … More Time for another rant…