Blogging, Middle Grade Minded, Writing

Sorry, Aunt Mabel, but Harry’s already sitting there…

'Tis the the season of elastic waistbands and passive aggressive family meals, so I'm over at Middle Grade Minded today talking about my ideal Thanksgiving dinner guests! (Hint: They are fictional! And some of them have magical powers! And vats of brown sugar! And extremely sharp teeth!) Because there's nothing crazy about breaking bread with… Continue reading Sorry, Aunt Mabel, but Harry’s already sitting there…

Blogging, For Readers, Mind-Wandering Wednesday, Writing

Adding a Little More to My Blogging Plate – Some News

Photo by Eneida Nieves on Pexels.com *SQUERSH!* Don’t mind me – just trying to prop my eyelids open for a minute, so I can swoop in to say hello and share a little news. Now that the first few weeks of school are behind me, I'm really starting to feel like I'm two steps away… Continue reading Adding a Little More to My Blogging Plate – Some News

Blogging, Get Inspired Mondays, Writing

On Writers Never Really Going Away, Even When They Do

Curse me *ahem* bless me readers, it's been almost SEVEN YEARS since my last blog post. Peeks out tentatively from behind folded hands. You might be thinking to yourself...Why post now? Who cares? What could you possibly have to say that we need to hear? And - She hasn't aged very well, has she?  I… Continue reading On Writers Never Really Going Away, Even When They Do

Blogging, Writing

Barbara Walters Made Me Write This Blog Post.

Here's the situation: Barbara Walters recently swooped upon me in the form of a dream. At least, I hope it was a dream, because otherwise I have some serious home security issues to look into. At first, I was temporarily blinded by the sudden spotlight, and I thought maybe a guardian angel had (finally) come to call. But, when I heard the tell-tale lisping I… Continue reading Barbara Walters Made Me Write This Blog Post.

Blogging, Writing

Five Things I Learned On Blogging Vacation

It's become clear that I'm not one of those people who can successfully blog and "do summer" at the same time. Kind of like those unfortunate folks who can't rub their bellies and climb Mt. Everest while simultaneously trying to figure out a better name for Generation Z. Wimps. Thus a blogging vacation ensued. One week passed. Then two. My continued silence led… Continue reading Five Things I Learned On Blogging Vacation

Blogging, Writing

Insert Sarcasm Here — Miscommunication in the Digital Age

  Sarcasm is a tricky beast. Some find it hilarious, while others deem it humiliating. When done well, it's often indecipherable -- a straight-faced delivery can majorly mess with literal-minded folks that just "don't get it." And this is when you're standing right next to each other. On the phone, you can sometimes catch it: A… Continue reading Insert Sarcasm Here — Miscommunication in the Digital Age