Wednesday, April 1, 2020


It's April Already, which means:

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group
Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

Posting: The first Wednesday of every month is officially Insecure Writer’s Support Group day. Post your thoughts on your own blog. Talk about your doubts and the fears you have conquered. Discuss your struggles and triumphs. Offer a word of encouragement for others who are struggling. Visit others in the group and connect with your fellow writer - aim for a dozen new people each time.

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts for the April 1 posting of the IWSG are Diane Burton, JH Moncrieff, Anna @ Emaginette, Karen @ Reprobate Typewriter, Erika Beebe, and Lisa Buie-Collard!

Every month, we announce a question that members can answer in their IWSG Day post. These questions may prompt you to share advice, insight, a personal experience or story. Include your answer to the question in your IWSG post or let it inspire your post if you are struggling with something to say. Remember, the question is optional!!!

April 1 question -The IWSG’s focus is on our writers. Each month, from all over the globe, we are a united group sharing our insecurities, our troubles, and our pain. So, in this time when our world is in crisis with the covid-19 pandemic, our optional question this month is: how are things in your world?

That is a tough question. I'm thinking. That's sometimes tough, too. Some parts of my world are pretty much the same as always. I feed the dog and kitties every morning. I feed me.  I go about my usual day: writing, reading blogs, telling the world about my books, and all that stuff. But other things have changed.

I still go to the grocery store. Where I live in the country no one is delivering. Many of the stores in the larger town nearby do have deliveries and curb service. Everyone at the supermarket seems in a hurry and tries to avoid others. A lot of the shelves are still empty. No strawberries.

If I had children in school, there would be a big difference in my life, and theirs. But you all know this. I've lived on Planet Earth for many years, but don't understand why this has happened. Is it to wake us up to something. To get our attention about the condition our world is in. This is not just the United States that's suffering this illness. The whole world is involved. I pray everyday for those who are sick. I pray for the doctors and teachers and others as they struggle to heal and to calm young ones. Maybe someday we'll understand. But now, I don't.

Take care and know that this too shall pass.
So, for me, I'm praying every day for those who are sick and for those trying to solve this puzzle. I believe they will do it. I hope soon.

God Bless!

There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Friday, March 27, 2020


I hope everyone is doing as well as possible.

The kitties say, "Have a good Friday and weekend."

Patches likes to read.

Butterflies have arrived.

Tiger says, "Let's mow."

Tiger says, "When do we eat?"

"The sun does not shine for a few trees and flowers, but for the wide world's joy."
Henry Ward Beecher

Tuesday, March 17, 2020


Today is the big day. Gabe and friends are available. 

They can be found at:

And other stores.



Oh, and it's not just for teens. Adults can enjoy it too. A friend and librarian that I worked with for many years at school pre ordered a copy from Barnes & Noble.  It's really for most ages. Even adults can be bullied.

Monday, March 16, 2020


Welcome. So happy you stopped by.

Today, Natalie Aguire interviewed me on her blog. She always has such interesting authors and agents, along with giveaways. A great place to visit. Take a look, if you haven't already, and see all the great information there. 
Here's the link.

And don't forget. Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day!


has a birthday.

See you then.

Saturday, March 14, 2020


Getting Closer.

He studied the huge rocks below, the sharp tops of them peeking above the water. He turned his face away and looked at the sky which seemed to welcome him with warm sunshine and a gentle breeze. He looked back at the waterfall and sucked in a deep breath. No more delays. "Okay, this is it, guys. I'll miss you. More than you know. Goodbye, Lindy. Goodbye, Grandpa. Take care of each other.

Water rushed against his legs, pushing, pushing him toward the edge. He stretched his arms above him. He sucked in air and closed his eyes. "Now," he whispered and-