As with my previous book, Book 7 is HERE now, for free, available as a .pdf. Click right here for the page that will give you the link. Why do I do this, give away my books for free? As I've written before when I published Book 5, Safety Assured Leaving East of Medicetti, I feel … Continue reading FREE .pdf file of Book 7: The Soldier in the Middle of the World–available now!
As if the headline doesn't say enough, I'll say it again: IT'S ALIVE! Here's the link! The download is only .99! Thanks for your patience and thank goodness for Christmas vacations, giving me time to get this finished and published. Book 8 is up on my laptop right now, and I have fantasies of getting … Continue reading Need a new read for the New Year? Here’s Book 7, The Soldier in the Middle of the World!
Because we don't want to think. That's so like, boring. <insert eye-roll> We don't want to study, to research, to ponder, to analyze--we just want to be fed so that we can get back to playing and being entertained, as quickly as possible. Give us easy information, sensational too, because we love to be entertained. … Continue reading Book 7 Teaser: Why we’re so susceptible to fake news
I haven’t been too active on my blog since September, as I’ve mentioned before, because I was offered to teach 10th grade English at a local high school when a teacher suddenly had to leave. The strange thing is, I’d forgotten that I’d given up on the idea of teaching a couple of years ago. … Continue reading The semester in which Mahrree Shin suddenly became my mentor
I promise, dear friends, that I have NOT been neglecting Book 7. In the spare minutes I can squeeze out here and there, I've been formatting for printing, and this glorious long Thanksgiving weekend I neglected my teaching job, forgot all about Black Friday shopping, and instead MADE A BOOK COVER! (Again, I used family … Continue reading Book 7 Cover is here! And “The Soldier in the Middle of the World” is nearly ready!
This is what I published on my "When's the next book being released" page: When’s the next book being released?! How about OCTOBER 2017? I’ve been tinkering with this one (and Book 8) for about five years now, and they’re rarin’ to go! I’ll keep you updated with teasers and the book cover soon, but until … Continue reading When’s Book 7 coming? Umm . . .
There's the notion of the family-changers, the cycle-breakers, the ones who look at a long line of behavior and/or abuses and decide, "This is not a legacy I will continue. My children's lives will be markedly different than mine." It's the realization that just because you were treated one way doesn't mean you have to … Continue reading Book 7 Teaser: The best beginning, the ones who change the future
Last week I suddenly was blessed with the opportunity to move into a new rental house, freshly remodeled. At the exact same time, I was also blessed with the opportunity to teach high school English full time, taking over Sophomore English and Creative Writing, and told that I needed to come up with lessons--quick! All … Continue reading No, I haven’t dropped off the earth, but here’s a Really Bad Book in the meantime.
I've discovered the easiest way to decide what's "right" and what's "wrong": by asking, "Am I being forced to accept this?" If someone lays out the facts, then takes a step back to let me ponder and evaluate, then I'm much more inclined to accept their position. But if someone tries to force their ideas … Continue reading Book 7 teaser–Are you being forced or are you allowed to choose?
Last week Senator Diane Feinstein tried to shame a judicial nominee, Amy Barrett, law a professor at Notre Dame and a Catholic mother of seven children, for her religiosity. Feinstein said, “the dogma lives loudly within you.” It was meant as an accusation for Barrett's devotion to her religion. But I can’t imagine great praise … Continue reading Book 7 Teaser–Does “the dogma live loudly within you”?