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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 …

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Where All Puffin Friends Meet

Playful puffin Árni and his best friend Birta are about to leave their burrow for a four-year adventure at sea, but Árni doesn’t want to go—at least not today. He wants one more day to play with his best friend Birta. But before they leave, they embark upon a lively adventure exploring Iceland. Little pufflings… Continue reading Where All Puffin Friends Meet

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When It’s Safe

The lists of our to-dos, like where to travel and adventures we want to take when this is all over and life returns to normal, are growing as we live through this pandemic! At midnight December 31st, I wished for everyone to leap into the New Year with hearts and eyes wide open. Everyone is… Continue reading When It’s Safe

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Inspiration for Once Upon the Rhine

A very special Fairy TripMother (ftmtravel.com) used her unique powers to send my husband and I away on a magical Disney riverboat cruise down the Rhine River. My second Young Adult novel The Last Crabtree Girl was about to be launched and this was the perfect time to do something new and adventurous. It was… Continue reading Inspiration for Once Upon the Rhine

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When Eeyore Is Your Spirit Animal

When Eeyore is your spirit animal, it’s not to say you’re sad, nor do you feel alone or depressed. Eeyore’s traits have been labeled as clinically depressed, pessimistic, and they say he suffers from anhedonia. But take a closer look. Eeyore is actually the most empathetic of any character, stuffed with fluff or not. "I… Continue reading When Eeyore Is Your Spirit Animal