I want my words to be read. I want people the world over to see, hear, and feel my stories. I want to be someone’s inspiration as they work to further their dreams. Most of all, I want to leave a legacy for my daughter that she will be proud of.

No, I am not and/or famous…YET!! But the game’s not over. I write every day, whether inspired or just plain tired, and try to find ways to get our ‘brand’ out to the world.

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I always try to leave a little blessing of hope at the end of my blogs as well. Maybe they aren’t having a great day, maybe they need some help, and maybe I can use my motivation for two seconds and give someone a virtual smile…something to brighten and inspire a day just in case someone needs it. Perhaps something like: May your motivation kick you in the backside and help you to have a Blessed and productive weekend!

What motivates you to write/draw/cook/make music/play/create/go to the gym or whatever it is that you do? What is it that pushes you; that grabs a hold of you and just won’t let you go?


New Logo, New Reviews, New Numbers:

New Logo, New Reviews, New Numbers:

It has been a big week for our family. My daughter got a new baby doll that giggles and my mother is finishing up her second week of driving a little over an hour (one way) to teach second grade a few towns away.

Dr. Tyree, my father and co-founder of Tyree Tomes, began his first semester back on campus at North Western Oklahoma State University (Ride Rangers Ride!), where he teaches Biblical Studies as a humanities course. After eight years away from this campus and classroom, he is very excited to be back in his role as an adjunct professor and, to commemorate the occasion (and the class he thought he was teaching, but is, in fact, not) his book, Paul on Paul, has been made available for free digital download all this week through the kindle page. IF you would like your very own copy of this, or any other of his works, or even if you don’t, here is a link his to his author’s page and bibliography:

While Dr. and Mrs. Tyree have been busy with classes, I kept myself busy working on blog posts, this week’s short story (The Watch in the Window, coming this Sunday!), and book 4 of The Stone Dragon Saga. During one of my many breaks due to writer’s block and blamed on a very happy and hyper toddler, I decided to check on my statistics page and realized that I was ranked in the top 3,000 authors on Amazon’s Fantasy list (there are several hundred thousand of them!) and though I’ve dropped down a few places since then I am very excited about how well we all seem to be doing this week. (I am currently ranked as the 268,438th most popular author on Amazon, while Dr. Tyree is coming in at 506,649th…out of every fiction and non-fiction writer listed on the site’s extensive availability sheets)

I also received my first review for Dragon on the Green: The Stone Dragon Saga Book 3. The reviewer gave me 4 stars because of my rushed editing, but did contact me to let me know that it was, in his opinion, a 5 star story and was only rated lower due to my editing mistakes.
If you would like to read, review, or just take a gander at the series, here is a link to my author’s page and bibliography:

Do you have any suggestions, ideas, or comments?? Leave them for me here or at
As always, May you have a Blessed day and may your joys, much like your inspirations, flow freely.

Word of the Day

Occasionally I come across a word filled with such beauty and graceful movement that it LEAPS off the page at me. On those increasingly rare days, I declare them to be the “Word of the Day” and attempt to use the chosen one as many times as I possibly can throughout the course of those few hours.

Pernicious-with its beautifully shaped sound and barely concealed meaning-has been used many a time as an impromptu word of the day.

I have even enjoyed using the wonderful book Poplollies and Bellibones: A Celebration of Lost Words by Susan Kelz Sperling.

However, in my ever ongoing and slowly expanding search, I found a website that has now made it so difficult to choose a word of the day, that I will be mabsoot (happy) to pass along the page for your perusal and enjoyment.

May you all find a word or two to enrich, enliven, and engage your life today! Have a blessed day!