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A New Way to Read Stories

There’s a new “experiment” going on in publishing. A site called Quarter Reads lets authors upload very short stories (500-2,000 words), and, after a quick preview of a few sentences, lets readers access the whole thing for 25 cents per story. 146 more words


Theme for Our Church This Week is Blessings

A Prayer

The blessings, the beatitudes of Jesus. God bless those who become blessings. You await our blessings.

Blessings to you for earth, sky and sea. 46 more words


Just Lovely

It’s cold outside. Bitterly cold. And wet!

After a morning of doing household chores, and running to get all the washing in from the garden, it’s time to sit in front of the log fire, a new book to start and a cup of chamomile tea. Perfect!

My Life

Size Matters (sometimes)

My manuscript is turning out longer than I had originally thought it would be.  I’m so grateful for that, because I wasn’t sure what to expect.   219 more words


All Good Wizards Go To College

Universities have lots of potential as settings and sources of characters for stories. Anybody who’s spent time in one and seen the range of fascinating people in academia will vouch for that point. 352 more words


Blogtober14 Day 25: favorite books!

Take a dive in to day 25!

Day 25 is exciting for me because we’re talking about my other obsession – BOOKS!

I’ve loved the thrill of a new book since I was able to hold them. 922 more words