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Flash Fiction Friday: Houses

I sit criss-cross applesauce and look up at my house. Mommy is working and I have to wait for her to come back. I pick at the lint on my pants. Waiting is hard. I don't like to wait. Especially when I'm hungry. Maybe she won't know if I don't wait. With a glance around,… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: Houses

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Top Ten Thursday: Favorite Middle Grade Books

Today I wanted to explore my Top Ten Favorite Middle Grade Books. Except that I had more than ten. *Sigh* #bookloverproblems Soooo, to narrow things down, I lumped together a few of the most popular books that made my list. I mean, let's be honest, there are just a few that will always-and-forever-and-ever-and-ever be on… Continue reading Top Ten Thursday: Favorite Middle Grade Books

My Books, On Writing, Uncategorized

What I’ve learned in the past 12 months…

I've been meaning to write this post for a while. It wasn't until in recent conversation with a fellow writer that I was reminded it had been floating around in the back of my mind and it needed to get out. The journey of this lesson actually began more than two years ago, when I was… Continue reading What I’ve learned in the past 12 months…

Flash Fiction, Uncategorized

Flash Fiction Friday: The Daily News

"That kid brags all the time. There's no way he can do magic." Tony kicked at a stone with his worn Converse, one shoe-lace untied. True. Ryan Jenkins did brag about everything, most of which were obvious lies. Still... My teeth dug tight into my lip as I fought to stay silent. Could I trust… Continue reading Flash Fiction Friday: The Daily News

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Book Review: Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

So, I think I've decided something. I like to read and I like to blog but I don't necessarily have time to post a review about every single book I read. You've probably noticed the last number of reviews have all been 5 stars, which I think I'll keep as my standard for choosing which… Continue reading Book Review: Rump by Liesl Shurtliff

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They’re coming to take me away…

Well... not anymore, but it sure felt like it a few weeks ago! I'm happy to make a bigger than big announcement that may or may not put a smile on your face but certainly makes me want to do things like cartwheels and back flips, or maybe just go to Starbucks for another latte.… Continue reading They’re coming to take me away…

My Books, Uncategorized

My poor broken baby…

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men, couldn't put Humpty together again. It's a familiar nursery rhyme we'd all likely committed to memory before we could even walk, right? And it's also the only way I can describe exactly what my… Continue reading My poor broken baby…

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7/7/7 Challenge – Who wants in?

Ok, I've been challenged by my friend Kelly Barr to participate in a fun little activity called the 7/7/7 Challenge! It doesn't take much time, requires very little effort, and is all in the name of writing, so I figured, why not? Here's what you do: The idea is to go to page 7 of your… Continue reading 7/7/7 Challenge – Who wants in?

Book Reviews, Uncategorized

Book Review: JACK by Liesl Shurtliff

Another book review! This one is a fun middle grade twist on the classic tale of Jack and the Beanstalk, intertwined with Jack the Giant Slayer. JACK: The True Story of Jack and the Beanstalk by Liesl Shurtliff caught my eye while browsing through my local bookstore and I couldn't help but grab it. Read on to… Continue reading Book Review: JACK by Liesl Shurtliff

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Book Review: DEAD BOY by Laurel Gale

I stumbled on this little treasure while doing some research for the MG novel I'm currently editing. The title immediately intrigued me and once I read the synopsis, I had to know just how a middle grade author could pull off a story about a boy who was dead. It didn't take long for 'Dead… Continue reading Book Review: DEAD BOY by Laurel Gale