Go Ahead, Talk to the Author

Since I began writing my own book two years ago, I've attended author talks, author signings, and meet-and-greets. They range from buy a ticket a year in advance at the Warner Theatre to sixteen people in the bookstore, of which at least two are authors. Believe it or not, some authors can be introverts who... Continue Reading →

Fact or Fiction?

My book, that is. It looks like my travel/memoir/humor book—originally penned with details from my journals—will transform into a fictional story. Well, it won't transform itself. (I wish.) I'll actually be doing the transforming. A couple of literary agents have suggested that "memoirs are tricky" and this story might find more success as fiction. The... Continue Reading →

Five Tips for Overseas Travel with Teens

Tips on traveling with teens #teens #teenagers #travel

Book Review: #Famous by Jilly Gagnon

When my middle school daughter inadvertently left her library book #Famous on our kitchen table last week, she didn't realize I would consume it with such fervor. (Not sure why she risks this. Maybe she will learn?) The more YA (young adult) novels I read, the more I remember how much I love YA. These... Continue Reading →

Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Even though it is the middle of national novel writing month (#NaNoWriMo), we still must find time to enjoy reading! I love to read. In today's blog, I'm reviewing The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. One of the greats benefits of working as Shelverine (my alter ego when I work part time in school libraries)... Continue Reading →

Book Review: Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski

Review of Speak Our Language by Tamera Czarnowski. Are you or is someone in your life looking for a new hair stylist? If so, this little gem of a book will offer some ideas, suggestions, and tips on how-to, from choosing a salon to tipping the stylist afterwards. It tops out at less than twenty-four pages... Continue Reading →

Cooking is Fun if People Eat

In my house dwell some very picky eaters. I'm not going to name names, but I will say the writer of this article is not one of them. My sister-in-law insisted I take advantage of her Hello Fresh meal delivery service link which would get me two free meals, so I did. There is a... Continue Reading →

Weekend in New York City

Hello friends. It is been a long time since I have devoted a blog to Hamilton. But now is the time. Actually, the blog devoted to Hamilton will probably be next week. Today, I am thinking (with pleasing expectation) about our upcoming trip to New York City this week. It has been nearly one year... Continue Reading →

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