I Am the Parent in this “Parent-Taught” Drivers Ed Scenario

Today is a big day for my son. On the other hand, I’m finding myself slightly nauseous and a wee anxious. I’m taking my fifteen-year-old to the DMV to get his learner permit. If that isn’t terrifying enough, he’s asked to do parent-taught drivers ed. And I stupidly agreed to do it. The thought of [Read On]

The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green by Erica Boyce

Thanks to NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read an advance copy of The Fifteen Wonders of Daniel Green, which is a wonderful read for lovers of literary fiction. This one caused all the feels, so grab your tissues when you pick up your own copy of this story. Initially, this is a story about [Read On]

The Astral Traveler’s Daughter by K.C. Archer

I so loved School for Psychics by K.C. Archer that I pounced on a copy of its sequel, The Astral Traveler’s Daughter, when it was made available by NetGalley and the publisher for review. Read on for my take on this easy reading paranormal thriller. This is the second book in the School for Psychics series by [Read On]

Thursday Things

With spring break behind me, I’ve got a lot of things rattling in my head. Most of it isn’t enough for a full post, but are loosely related. Thursday Things is a bit of a brain dump – a bit of what I’m excited about, a bit of what has me frustrated, and it all [Read On]

Finding My Place

Today’s post was inspired by this week’s prompt from Five Minute Friday , which is intended to be a free write. (More specifically, no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.) For five minutes flat. Unedited. (DISCLOSURE: Since I’m not so good with rules and worse with typos, this was TOTALLY edited for grammar, [Read On]

LIVE WIRE by Pamela Fagan Hutchins – Book Tour and Review

LIVE WIRE(Maggie, Book One)A What Doesn’t Kill YouWorld Romantic Mystery byPAMELA FAGAN HUTCHINS Genre: Romantic MysteryPublisher: SkipJack PublishingDate of Publication: March 6, 2019Number of Pages: 270 Scroll down for giveaway! A hook-up turned lethal. A spurned, angry cowboy. Can rebel Maggie turn the tables before a killer adds her to the list of lost causes? Washed-up [Read On]

A Tender Hope by Amanda Cabot: Book Tour and More!

A TENDER HOPEThe Cimarron Creek Trilogy, Book 3byAmanda Cabot Genre: Historical Romance / InspirationalPublisher: RevellDate of Publication: March 5, 2019Number of Pages: 352 Scroll down for the giveaway! As far as Thea Michener is concerned, it’s time for a change. With her husband murdered and her much-anticipated baby stillborn, there is nothing left for her [Read On]

A Letter to My Daughter on her 13th Birthday

Last week, for the umpteenth time, I asked you what you wanted for your 13th birthday. And for the umpteenth time, you said “I really have no idea – I don’t really need ANYTHING.” Which is kind of refreshing to hear from a soon-to-be-teenager, but not particularly helpful when you are standing on the gifting [Read On]

So, About Media & Book Deprivation Week (A Diary)

As I mentioned in a post last week, I’m working through through The Artist’s Way with a group of creative friends on Facebook. Week Four fell on February 25-March 3 and was to be my “media & book deprivation week”. The intent was to not read and not fall into the abyss that is social [Read On]

She built a world from tissue boxes.

My daughter always has been a bit of a collector, so exploring the recesses of storage bins, closets, and drawers usually comes with an element of surprise. You never know if you will turn up a tin full of tiny brown acorns, a zippered pouch full of colorful plastic butterflies, long forgotten, or a handful [Read On]