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Horror Nights

A soft thud rings in my ears, but I toss it aside to enjoy this moment. A slight breeze, the sweet fragrance, and the tall flowers tickling my toes as I ride my horse Clyde along a small path through the most beautiful sunflower fields I have ever seen. I pat my pocket and wish… Continue reading Horror Nights

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When the World is on Fire

A cyclone of thoughts, memories, conversations blazed paths between my ears. My temples pulsed, my eyes burned, and my stomach flipped as all the unfinished business of selling, buying, and moving blazed burning trails through my timbering mind. My shoulders sagged, my limbs felt heavy, and my jawline muscles burned as I noticed my jaw… Continue reading When the World is on Fire

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Collecting

When you were young, did you find yourself intrigued with music boxes, thimbles, or pins? Or did you think ceramic figurines, weaved baskets, or handcrafted wood items were the sparkle that grabbed your attention? Stamps of any kind, baseball cards, or currency from around the world, old and new could be your choice. Any one… Continue reading Collecting

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Quote of the Week

If a photo is worth a thousand words, why is it so hard sometimes to grab those words and put them on paper? If it’s a place I need a character to be, it’s best that I close my eyes and fully immerse myself in that location. I ask myself, what does the character smell,… Continue reading Quote of the Week

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The Quote Collector

Throughout my life, I’ve been a fan of reading quotes. They inspire me to be a better person and motivate me to carry on while keeping a positive mindset. They have shared wisdom with me, and in return, I try to quietly pass them on. I have only walked in my shoes all my life—not… Continue reading The Quote Collector

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Pets In All Shapes and Sizes

Clyde Sponge in hand, I dipped it into the sink water and washed another dish, allowing my gaze to drift beyond the window, to the small grass field my three boys played in for so many years. Beyond that field and a small grove of trees sits our eight-stall horse barn where I spent most… Continue reading Pets In All Shapes and Sizes

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Clowns of the Sea: the Atlantic Puffin

A fun way to explore Iceland with kids from home! #nature #puffins #animals #Iceland #travel #books #ebook #audiobook

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The Creative Monsters Within

Have you ever had such a vivid dream that it puts every feeling you ever had on high alert? Then, all day long you think of it, not as a dream but something real—even tangible. My advice to you: Write it down! Every detail, from each character to their personality, style, accent, and can you… Continue reading The Creative Monsters Within

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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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How Cody Comes to Life – Part One

“One, two, three, gray, cracked cobblestones pass beneath these little rooster feet; Four, five, six, my dragon wings and tail casting shadows on the bricks; Seven, eight, nine, with each small stride I’m counting the steps along the Rhine,” groused Cody the Cockatrice. Well, what do you do when you are stressed, lost in a… Continue reading How Cody Comes to Life – Part One