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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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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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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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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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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