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CLICK the Shutter Snapped

Fine Arts My fingers clutch around the camera body, its weight resting in my hand. My eye relaxed but fixed, I gaze through the eye piece and observe every detail in frame. My left hand slowly rotates the zoom ring, shifts slightly, then moves to the focus ring until the image falls into place. In… Continue reading CLICK the Shutter Snapped

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Facts Married Fiction

My toes wiggled as I giggled, listening to Larissa Thompson narrate my Puffin Explorers series audiobook (available on Audible). Another fun part of being an author is listening to the characters come to life in a whole new way. Making sure each word from the audiobook matched the new eBook version of Iceland: The Puffin… Continue reading Facts Married Fiction

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Slaying the Dragon Bills

The cool spring air brushes the hair over my face. The birds are singing love songs in the branches of the thin wall of trees following the driveway as it dips downward to the valley road, while the sun rays seek out my skin to warm. Today is nothing short of a marvelous day. My… Continue reading Slaying the Dragon Bills

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Doodling with Hannah

An Interview with Artist Hannah Jones What is life if you don’t use the whole set of crayons you possess? In my opinion, it’s a very bland life indeed. My path crossed with Hannah Jones a few years ago at Darlington School in Rome, Georgia. Her talent at playing the cello was undeniable, but that… Continue reading Doodling with Hannah

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Enjoy Your Path

The question for the day: If today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I’m doing now? Absolutely! Suddenly everyone reading this must think I have my laptop open while sunning in a very comfortable lounge chair on a private beach. Sitting under a shade umbrella, sipping on a… Continue reading Enjoy Your Path

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Sharing the Dream

The galloping heart in my chest was the least of my concerns. I swallowed boldly and whispered sweet nothings to my stomach, begging for it to forgo the summersaults. My car seemed to know the way to Darlington School from the countless times I’d been there before, when I worked there as the school event… Continue reading Sharing the Dream

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Top Bunk

Where you should never put a child wearing Superman pajamas. When the boys were young, being a mom was one of the most fun times of my life. As you know, life is what you make of it! Although, I had some hands-on learning experiences to endure because I wasn’t the best at taking advice.… Continue reading Top Bunk

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Fly Over Iceland with Me!

Fly Over Iceland with Me! Puffins Take Flight - Iceland the Puffin Explorers eBook & Audio book - Book Trailer does just that…takes you on a short journey over Iceland! Explore Iceland with two puffin friends, Árni and Birta, as they meet Icelandic horses, sheep, reindeer, and experience other natural wonders of the land. As… Continue reading Fly Over Iceland with Me!

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Letting Go of Should

First, I should have done this long ago! The artwork they came home with! So many years have gone and as I look back on all the memories, I inhale, then exhale and smile. What a life! To be able to reinvent myself over and over again has been a rollercoaster ride. I’ve spent countless… Continue reading Letting Go of Should

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Living Your Dash

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.” Albert Pike Trying to live by this statement every day of my life! Everybody’s journey is unique and important. It’s a true testament on how you are living your dash—your voyage from… Continue reading Living Your Dash