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Pup and the Purple Unicorn

Standing on the hard concrete, I stared in the appliance store window at the news on a television that had apparently been placed on sale today. A reporter standing outside the Dollar General, a store I knew so very well, was talking into the camera. I couldn’t hear what she was saying, but the store… Continue reading Pup and the Purple Unicorn

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If Pets Could Talk …

Who said they can’t talk? Annie is my father’s service dog and she goes everywhere with him. The special bond that has grown between heart patient and service dog in the past several years is unbelievable. He has stumbled, fallen, and she cried out until someone came to help. He has had several heart arrhythmias,… Continue reading If Pets Could Talk …

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Finding Home

Winter: Playing in the snow near the horse barn! The side door to our beautiful house slid open, and the cool spring air rejuvenated my aging body. Mom had clipped off what seemed to be twenty-five pounds of my winter coat before going to bed, and I slept all night like a newborn puppy. The… Continue reading Finding Home

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Little Life Lessons

Blink ... and they are grown! Remembering the little pitter-patter of feet, three quick steps to my one stride. A warm, tiny hand clutched firmly around my fingers, and my grip on his hand just firm enough to grab ahold if needed as we strolled up the sidewalk. I guided him around obstacles, pointed out… Continue reading Little Life Lessons

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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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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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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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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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When A Cockatrice is Cloned

When Hundreds of Cody Plush Toys Arrive ... It's a party! Cody the Cockatrice has had quite the adventure coming into physical being. Everything from his heart-shaped tail to his big blue eyes came together one step at a time. Cody becoming a plush toy that can fly into the homes of his adventurous fans… Continue reading When A Cockatrice is Cloned

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Life Can Be …

My eyes burned from the sea of red lights. My extremities numb, I no longer felt blood run through my hands as they clutched the cars steering wheel, nor my foot as it somehow found its way from brake to throttle repeatedly. As I glanced over my shoulder, trying to find an inch to make… Continue reading Life Can Be …