I was NOT on vacation this week. But I did go to the beach.  I drove two hours to spend a few days with family to celebrate my sister’s graduation from nursing school. She lives only ten minutes from the actual beach, so…I mean, I couldn’t NOT go. So in terms of meeting my typical work quota  last week. Didn’t happen. I skimmed emails and stuff via my phone, but mostly I felt like I was out of the… Read more »

  To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with. ― Mark Twain   Laughter, books, smiles, knowledge–these are just some of the things that have the potential to take on a whole new level of awesomeness when you get to share them. That’s what these amazing friends did when they shared their awards with me: Amanda over at BornBookish.  She is a college student sharing breathtaking book covers and reviews.  Plus she has the… Read more »

  “The test of any good fiction is that you should care something for the characters; the good to succeed, the bad to fail.” ~Mark Twain   Today I am happy to let writer Jessica O’Neal take the stage. Whether you’re writing or reading, you want characters to be believable and complex–even inspiring, and Jessica has a knack for reminding you why it’s so awesome to take a journey with a great character. A big thank you to Jessica for… Read more »