I'm pretty sure we did. How about you? It was a good day. All the kids and grandkids were here. It was noisy, and chaotic, and frankly, by the time they all left, I was grateful for the quiet! But that's what a holiday is- family and fun and festivity. Dinner was delicious, everyone seemed … Continue reading Tuesday Thoughts: We Made It Through Christmas, Didn’t We?
Christmas is this weekend. Seems to have come up really fast, at least to me. Of course, that means another year will be passing into history. Can't say I am sorry to see 2016 go. With all the wonderful souls we have lost, both personal and celebrity, friends who have had tough times, and a … Continue reading Monday Musings: Holiday Greetings!
My rating: 4 of 5 stars Grace is having problems in school. Chance, a classmate has been mean to her and she is starting to believe the things he says. When her grandma hears Grace calling herself stupid, she decides it is time for Grace to learn a lesson about being kind to others. She … Continue reading Friday Review: The Kindness Can by Tracy Watland
Announcement Number One: Something very strange is happening in Carroll Fork. When an unusual number of low-order demons start showing up in town, demon-chasers Johnny and Cerise start taking notice. And when Cerise, who sees the daemonflash that marks the presence of a demon, discovers that the demons are being sold to the … Continue reading Thursday Trumpets: Five and Daemon is Live- and FREE! Plus- Newsletter!
Since I interviewed the author of the children's book "The Kindness Can" on Monday, and I will be reviewing the book on Friday, I thought it might be fun to make kindness the theme of the week. So, what is kindness? Well, it is the act of being kind. What's kind? Let's ask the dictionary, … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Try a Little Kindness
This week, I am interviewing Tracy Watland, a writer from the Chicago area. Her first children's book, "The Kindness Can" was released on December 6 from Mascot Books. It is available from Amazon, and for those in the Chicago area, it can also be purchased at Loulou Belle Boutique, Homewood, IL, This and That Gifts, Frankfort, … Continue reading Monday Meeting: Interview with Tracy Watland
On Thursday, December 15, I will be releasing "Five and Daemon", the compiled version of the story I serialized here on the blog from March 2015 to January 2016. I've pulled all the parts together into one e-book, and it will be free to download from Smashwords.com in many different formats, including for Kindle. Here's … Continue reading Available Next Week, And Free!
Sasha by Joel Shepherd My rating: 3 of 5 stars Sasha is a princess, the daughter of the Lenayin king. But Sasha has left her royal life behind to train with Kessligh, a master of both sword and battle tactics. Sasha has become one of the best of the svaalverd method fighters, and is held … Continue reading Friday Review: Sasha: A Trial of Blood and Steel (A Trial of Blood and Steel Book 1) by Joel Shepherd
The second trailer for "Guardians of the Galaxy 2" has been released. I don't know about you, but I can't wait for this!: GotG2 Trailer #2 And, in case you missed the first one: GotG2 Trailer #1 Here's a look at a giant "sea blob". Kind of icky and fascinating all at once: Sea Blob … Continue reading Wednesday Wanderings: Guardians of the Galaxy 2nd Trailer, Sea Blob, Photos of the Day, and 3D Printed Legs
We added a wreath on the door to our Christmas decorations this year. We'd looked at some earlier, but anything that was more than a couple pine cones stuck into the side and one of those red-flocked bows was really, really pricey. I knew I could make one cheaper. We got a really good deal … Continue reading Monday Musings: Stuff and Nonsense