The first book in the Small Town Stories is scheduled for release on Amazon. They are shorter reads intended to deliver a happily ever after in less than two hours. Piece of Cake, the first book in the series, was inspired when I was handing out cake at […]
This is an excerpt from the fourth book in the Ashbrook, Montana series. The book is free for this weekend only. If you like what you’ve read so far, click the link at the bottom of the story and get yourself a copy. It goes back to regular […]
“They said eighteen was too young to get married and now they’re saying that thirty-eight is too young to be a widow. Personally, I didn’t agree with them on the married part. Our love was the kind people wished for. But I have to agree with them on you leaving too soon.”
The season for student stories is beginning. By now, they are comfortable with their new personalities and things a child wouldn’t have said last week let alone six months ago pop out of their mouth…. Today I helped a student work through an argument he blew out of […]
I’ve created a survey for my next book title in Typeform. If you have a minute could you help me decide between one of three titles? The Next Book Title Should be….
May people who understand your problems be there to patiently guide you to a solution. I’m adding to this wish, that their guidance gives you the ability to recognize the courage hiding behind the cranky face that comes with the initial reaction to those unpleasant experiences.
And, so you have yet another reason why I love our small town in the far, far north. Our elixir for fear is a cup of coffee sweetened with some healthy banter.
Every Friday my afternoon involves reading and teaching library skills to Kindergarten, first, and second grade students. Today the same child cried when another girl got The Lion King book before her, and subsequently declared this the best day ever when she was able to check out Kittens […]
I prayed for a snow day. Like a kid promising a parent they’d eat their broccoli, I made bargains. And, the good Lord said something to the effect of, “You’re going to face this challenge.” With a face grim with determination, and knuckles white from gripping the steering […]
Three months ago I wrote a blog about small town life. And then it seemed I fell into a chasm. Actually, I did. Kind of. But not really. I had facebook, twitter, Instagram, and Tumblr talking to each other. And, for the life of me, I could […]