Monday, February 18, 2019

Welcome to my blog. Today I have a review for you. Haven't been reading as much as usual lately. Spending my time writing, hoping to finish soon. Here's the latest novel you might enjoy.


By Melanie Crowder

Lighthouses fascinate me. They’re so mysterious. Though I’ve never seen a real one, pictures of them hint at secrets that only the lighthouse knows. Author Melanie Crowder’s novel THE LIGHTHOUSE BETWEEN THE WORLDS, is a perfect example of a lighthouse that is more than just a warning for ships to not come near the land. This lighthouse is the story of a family, a mother who is dead, or so they believe, a father who disappears, and a boy who must find the answers to his father’s whereabouts and his mother’s death.

Melanie Crowder has written a touching story about a family torn apart and a lighthouse that is much more than a lighthouse. As I read, the story pulled me deeper and deeper into young Griffin’s life as he finds himself in another world. This novel kept me reading to discover the answers to Griffin's questions. You may be surprised at what he finds. I was. And that makes for a fascinating story.

THE LIGHTHOUSE BETWEEN THE WORLDS would make a nice addition to school libraries, public libraries, and your own library. Enjoy.

Also, Happy Presidents' Day

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Here we are, the first Wednesday in February. Welcome.

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!

Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts for the February 6 posting of the IWSG are Raimey Gallant,Natalie Aguirre, CV Grehan, and Michelle Wallace!

Our Twitter is @TheIWSG and hashtag #IWSG.

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!!!

Today's question is: Besides writing what other creative outlets do you have?

I'm thinking. I'm thinking.

Well, I enjoy playing the piano. When I need to relax, playing old tunes takes me back to the past, when I was a kid taking lessons. That was years ago, but I still have some of those old songs and it's fun to play them again. MY WAY, written by Paul Anka  and sung by Elvis Presley is one of my favorites. 
 Do you do things your way?

I also used to like to draw with pencil, mostly fashion designs. Haven't done that in awhile.

Other than the piano I don't do anything creative, unless you consider taking the cats for a walk creative. 

Looking forward to reading about your creative talents.

Happy Reading!