Pass the Peas

The Family Meal Recently the pastor made a quick reference to the numerous studies on the strong correlation between family meals and children’s health (emotional, physical, mental and spiritual). How long has that stuff been stacked up on your dining table? Why did we stop eating together as a family? Both mom and dad are working, […]

Minnesota Queen of the Damned Indeed…

Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice DavidsonMy rating: 2 of 5 starsWell, if I thought Sookie Stackhouse was short on intelligence, it was because Betsy Taylor had flown under my radar. Betsy makes Sookie look like a Phi Beta Kappa and a member of Mensa.Rec...

Spoiler Alert: Review of The Beast by Jaden Wilkes

The Beast by Jaden WilkesMy rating: 2 of 5 starsAfter hearing about the banning of this book by Amazon, and it's resurrection under different title and design, I wanted to give it a fair shake. I don't believe in censorship, having a degree in journal...

SciFi and Fantasy Anthologies Fully Funded

Congratulations to Houston Writers Guild member, author, and editor K.J. Russell for running a great Kickstarter campaign and submission process, and thanks to everyone who has contributed and spread the word about the HWG/SkipJack Publishing Tides of Possibility Kickstarter campaign, we’re going to be able to produce an entire fantasy anthology, and everyone who has contributed five dollars or more will be receiving the entire ebook of it! That’s just great from every angle. This anthology is not for profit, so every dollar contributed above the stretch goals is destined to be spent making sure the anthologies are of top quality and helping to kick off future HWG anthologies.
For details on the fantasy anthology, when we will be open to submissions and when we expect it to be produced, we’ll continue to use these updates to keep everyone informed. For now we can say that we hope to collect submissions within the next few months and have the fantasy anthology produced before Christmas, but we want to make sure we don’t get distracted from the SF anthology when we still have so much work ahead of us.
We’re looking forward to Tides of Possibility!

Adventures With World Book Night

For the past couple of years I have been participating as a Giver with World Book Night (which is a misnomer b/c it’s mostly UK and USA).  Last  year I chose the book Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris:    and gave them to my Toastmasters group.  I wanted to share my experience with World […]

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I Call Him Brady by K.S. ThomasMy rating: 4 of 5 starsI've gotten very jaded by the teen angst, 50 Shades wannabees, and some books that made me want to rinse my brain with mental mouthwash. One of the romance groups I belong to on Facebook mentioned ...

Two New Bloggings!

Those of you who follow my ramblings here may not know that I also blog on two others! Yes, I’m a cheater, but what can I say? I’m in semi-demand. Ish. Anywho, if you can’t get enough of my binary babbling, check me out on these two sites: 1. American Journal I’ll skip the obligatory ... [Read more...]

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Lifestyle: Travel Insurance – when the unthinkable happens while on vacation

A tragic story The widow saved her money to go on her dream vacation: a tour to the Holy Land. She booked her excursion trip and was really excited. Upon arriving at the hotel, jet lagged and tired, she decided to take a nice, warm shower to rel...

Childish Dreams – a poem for April

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Well, I was streaming the Boston Marathon this morning and I remembered the face of that little innocent boy that was murdered. And I think in part, from looking at my 3rd Grade class picture it triggered me to remember a poem I wrote several years ago. It is not […]

I’m passing this on to you

I’m posting another blog below this short note. This is a heartfelt expression from another mom. But I know the feelings she expresses as she watches her daughter perform on stage. There are times I watch my daughter from across the room and my breath catches in my throat. It seems she caught all the […]