["Lit," by the way, is the trendy way to say "cool," or "neato, daddio." Just typing that last one is totally not "lit".] These lines are what I hope none of my students will ever say about my class: These lines are also why I often read out loud to them, because even though they're 10th graders, … Continue reading Books? Thinking? Are those “lit”?
So it's barely December and already my Christmas budget is looking slim. If you're in the same boat, I've got a great deal for you: ALL of my books--THE ENTIRE SERIES OF 8--for only $3.96 for the download. That's . . . (*she pulls up her calculator on the laptop*) .495 cents per book! (really … Continue reading Tight Christmas budget? Buy 8 books for $3.96 which is only…umm (someone help me with the math) pretty darn cheap for books!
I hate surprises, procrastination, and not knowing how things will work out. So I plan for every contingency and emergency, and STILL God finds the one (or likely millions) of scenarios I didn’t anticipate and throws that one at me leaving me to think, “Why didn’t I see that coming?!” And that sums up life, … Continue reading Is your life going exactly as you expected it would? Same here. Maybe that’s not a bad thing.
We made it, friends, to The Last Day! But what is "The Last Day"? No one's sure. Young Pere is finally on his way home, albeit with Lemuel Thorne prodding him along with a sword. Shem and Peto are trying to get everyone to the ancient temple site before General Thorne's army arrives, but not … Continue reading BOOK 8 “The Last Day” IS HERE!!! The final installment of “The Forest at the Edge” series
I woke up dreaming of a battered book. I’d been thumbing through it and wincing that poor-quality sticky notes had left yellow squares on pages, along with what I suspected was coffee or soda splotches. And that brown smear? Oh, I hoped it was chocolate. I sighed in frustration. Not that long ago the book … Continue reading The worth of battered books, and us (plus a sneak peek into Book 8)
Book 6, Flight of the Wounded Falcon is ready! And you can get it three ways: Kindle download, click right here. Priced at 99 cents, that means you're paying only, umm . . . well, hardly anything per the 240,000 words. (This is why I majored in English, not math.) Paperback, on CreateSpace for now, but … Continue reading BOOK 6, “Flight of the Wounded Falcon” IS HERE! Get it 3 ways (one is free)!
Random thoughts, in no particular order: #1: Book 6 went out to my beta readers last week, which means it's well on track to be revised and released by (hopefully) May 2017! #2: I'm going on a plane Wednesday morning for the first time since 2003, when I had a genuine panic attack upon take-off. … Continue reading On book 6, planes, and the best friends you don’t remember at the airport
Shockingly, it's not. Reading is a waste of time. Hazards of reading. Drawbacks of reading. I Googled these phrases and many others, trying to see prove reading is a bad thing. I’ve been feeling guilty lately about how much time I spend reading, and writing stuff to read, and reading about people reading, and reading about people … Continue reading Reading is bad for you.