It’s such an honor to be nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award (origin unknown) by the talented author, writer, and blogger, Patty Wiseman. When I first met Patty at the East Texas Writers Association meeting, she immediately offered her friendship and support. She has a heart for mentoring new authors and a genuine desire … More One Lovely Blog Award
In the early days of writing my book, I researched and followed agent blogs. I expected to submit my synopsis and the first five pages to one, and then wait three months for the traditional non-reply rejection. However, during the course of the revision process, I’ve learned that the publishing business has changed. Many writers … More Promoting White Bird Publications
Available on Amazon This Young Adult Historical novel, tells the fictional account of young Mary Shirley who just wants a normal life with friends her age and someday, suitors. She is brave, tenacious, and prone to be rash. The settlers along Indian Creek in Western Virginia are siding against King George, except Papa. He has … More Book I Defiance on Indian Creek
As I write this, it’s another hour wait for those who began gathering outside Schlotzsky’s before 7am. The first 100 people to purchase a 6-pack of Cinnabon rolls get a free small Original sandwich for a year!
Put on your rain boots and splash, splash, splash!
Because I have a late October birthday, my parties as a kid involved a Halloween theme. Black and orange balloons (sometimes mixed with other colors) hung above a tablecloth of black cats, ghosts and witches. The centerpiece was chocolate cake with chocolate or white icing. Sometime after my seventh birthday, I realized how much I hated … More Black, Orange, and Chocolate Cake
Family members and schoolmates said mean things at times, and as a result, I never felt acceptable, attractive, lovable, smart, talented, or worthy.
Devastated “Mary Beth has a boyfriend now and can’t babysit tonight,” Momma said. “Her sister is coming instead.” I stared in shock. For two years, Mary Beth was our exclusive babysitter. How could she not come?
With the fuzzy, blue blanket in my arms, I stepped onto the lighted, back porch and into a barrage of swarming June bugs. Several brown bugs lost their spiky legs that hot summer night in Phoenix as I raced to the swing set, ripping them from the blanket.
Scary Story Barry and I enjoyed our time with Mary Beth so much, we wanted Mom and Dad to go to the drive-in movie every weekend.