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 »

  Meet Phyllis. Phyllis, the star of Susanna Leonard Hill‘s books PUNXSUTAWNEY PHYLLIS & APRIL FOOL, PHYLLIS. Phyllis is a groundhog and a prognosticator, which sounds a lot like procrastinating. Especially when you factor in those Groundhog days in which she sees her shadow.  Then everything gets pushed off for another six weeks. Can’t say I haven’t been there. Anyway, you see those teenagers shuffling around in the background? They finished exams last week at the high school where I eavesdrop… Read more »

I used to say I wanted to be a writer when I was a kid.  Out loud. I even brought my stories to school for my fourth grade teacher to critique.  I proudly wore, then displayed the button she gave me.  I still have it. My kid badge of courage.   Sometime after high school, that courage deflated a bit.  I still wrote, but I filed it all away in a large Rubbermaid container. Part of it was a lack of… Read more »