There are other worlds out there, other places left unexplored by human beings. They exist within realms we may not even know about as of yet. And they exist in magical portals that we call ‘stories.’

These stories can help us learn, help us calm or excite our senses, and help us cope with all manner of things. Like right now, I am reading instead of allowing anxiety over a job prospect to overwhelm me. I write when I need to empty myself of ideas, inspirations, anxieties, mental images, emotions, or anything else that might arise and threaten to overwhelm. I write or I am cranky, I read or I am cranky. I need words, I am addicted to stories, they mold my life.

What do stories do for you? 

Looking for Suggestions

Ladies and Gentlemen I am here to ask for your help, your advice…your suggestions. You see, I’ve decided to at least one Video blog (vlog) post a week IF I can come up with enough topics to cover. Right now I have maybe 3 video ideas…2 of them are me reading from my own books or my Dad’s books, and one is an interview with Dad about his work and what he’s trying to do with his writing. I think they’re great but….

That’s where you all come in! Do you have any topics you think I should cover? Any questions to ask me? Any vague ideas about a video I could do?? Lay it on me! I am open for ideas! If you think your idea may be better as a written topic…well I need some of those too! Just let me know what you think and I’ll give it a whirl.

I’m looking forward to hearing all of your marvelously wonderful ideas…and all the rest of them too! While you guys are off thinking them up, I’ll be over here watching Kids Netflix with my Monkey and working on crossing things off this forever to do list. (great place by the way) keeps sending me e-mails reminding me that I have over due goals 😐

This week I’m going to finish up a month long freelance contract (hopefully get another one!), work with the Monkey on getting used to her Chore Chart, put the picture book all together and ready for action, finish the 1st/2nd drafts of Dragons in the Deep, finish organizing the bedroom/sewing room/sitting room space, and hopefully make you guys a smashing video! What are you up to?

On a side note – I’ve been on SnapChat for less than 24 hours now and I’m already sick of seeing my own face. This app sounds fun, and is for a minute or two, but then it isn’t anymore. I don’t know, maybe my selfie game just isn’t strong enough. :/

I hope to talk to you guys soon, I’m off to catch some gold doubloons! Have a great week!


The Return of the Mole

Today is Weekly Reader Wednesday. Or at least, today is SUPPOSED to be Weekly Reader Wednesday. I even had two possible posts in mind for the day:

1)      Does life have you down? Is mathematics causing you problems? Are numbers the source of your pain? If so, perhaps you should take a moment or two to dive into the world of Sideways Arithmetic from Wayside School by Louis Sachar.




2)      I’ve always enjoyed reading a good book. This month I am dedicating time each day to reading THE Good Book. (Thanks for the line Dad!). At eh moment my church family and I are using the resolutory feel of the new year to propel us through reading all four gospels before the month of January runs its course.


Sadly, neither ‘article’ will come to fruition today. All because I have had to return to my superhero self – The Mole Lady. My super power?? The ability to squint at objects directly in front of my face and not see what they really are. I normally try to keep this identity super-secret and buried in a deep, dark place (the type of place that moles are happiest tunneling through) as the mutant gene that makes me a dark red-head offers plenty of superiority to make me happy. But an ill placed toddler head butt and a centimeter turn too far to the back of the room has broken my glasses and released the MOLE.

I’m told that it is adorable how I quint and lean much too close to an item in order to see what is going on. Of course, I have also been told that the taped glasses are very cute, so maybe I can’t trust those two friends of mine.

Either way, I didn’t feel particularly led to finish writing either one of today’s options and all of this post as basically been a set up to tell you that Reader Wednesday won’t be happening this week. I do, however, need your help.

Is there something you would love to see reviewed here? Or maybe you need some suggestions on reading material for a certain age group or genre?? Perhaps you just have an idea for a blog topic over another subject area that you would like to see me write on.

Whatever it is, LAY IT ON ME!! Leave a comment here or at

Have a Blessed Day and don’t forget to come back tomorrow!

The Castle

My family has purchased an old Methodist church building for our new home. My daughter calls it the ‘tassle’ (castle) and now thinks that she is a princess (she’s 15 months old and KNOWS how this works!) Among a few small issues like not having a full bathroom when we moved in (there IS a shower now!) and living in a basement apartment that was originally meant to house classrooms (try fitting my parent’s king sized bed into a normal sized children’s Sunday school classroom, I dare you), is the most pressing matter of all…no internet connection as of yet.

I understand that this is not a life or death situation, having lived without many things more important to my welfare than internet in the past. However, for a writer with a blog and a lot of ideas, this is quite the blow to my schedule. Add in having only 1/3 of our vehicles in working condition and you have a dilemma! However, I am crafty and my computer lets me know when there are open wifi waves in the area so, to whoever I am leeching off of at the moment, I thank you! To everyone else, I am now off to paint another wall so, Happy December, Have a Blessed and WARM day!