Happy Monday! Please welcome Jennifer Jensen to the blog. Jennifer is the author of  Through the Shimmer of Time, a brand new book for middle grade readers–ages 9-12 (or for anyone who loves a good time travel story!!) Take it away, Jennifer!   First, a humongous thank you to Coleen for hosting me on my blog tour! And second, I recently discovered just how awesome she is in the creativity department—not only her books, but her doodles! Seriously, scroll back… Read more »

  Three years ago today I crossed the bridge from blog reader to blogger.   Cornish-Windsor covered bridge, Vermont (and New Hampshire)   I was scared, but I had a plan when I published my first post, There’s No Place Like the Prairie. I wanted to create my author-ly space here on the internet (aka author platform), A place to hang my quirky creative brand hat not that I could define it at the time Mini me wearing one of my… Read more »

  Is it spring yet? Okay, maybe not. But after historically cold temperatures for the last two weeks here in central Virginia (and six and 1/3 snow days that shut down the city cancelled school), I got a tad excited when I saw the ice melting on the ponds at Byrd Park.       Pond gulls (probably not their scientific name)     …the stuff I brought home on my shoes.      Or, if there are TONS of… Read more »