Monday, June 24, 2019


The joys of living in the country.

I've been invaded. 
Spiders and Scorpions.
I guess they don't like the hot days we've been having, so they came inside. I've been spraying poison, but have to be careful because of the kitties. You know how nosy they are, wanting to inspect everything I do. 
Now I have nothing against the critters, until they attack my territory. Then, it's war. Not sure who'll win this one.

I have to say something that's kind of funny. Happy, the dog, was barking one evening, so I went outside to see what was upsetting him. He was watching something on the patio  and just having a fit. So, I took a look and it was a scorpion. He was warning me, I think. I'm wondering if one stung him at some point, and he recognized the thing that did it. That's a guess on my part. Who says he's not a good watch dog?

Anyhow, have a great week.

Sunday, June 16, 2019


It's been years since you went away, Dad, to your final resting place. But my memories of you are still fresh in my mind. God gave my sister and me the best father a girl could have. And I wanted to take this special day to say, "I love you, Dad." 

Anyone remember 25 cent haircuts?
If you do, you're as old as me. 
(He's the barber.)

Wednesday, June 5, 2019


Here we go. Another month. Another Insecure Writers Support Group. Welcome!

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!

We post the first Wednesday of every month.  Awesome Ninja Alex J. Cavanaugh is the founder of IWSG.

His awesome co-hosts this month are: Diane Burton, Kim Lajevardi, Sylvia Ney, Sarah Foster, Jennifer Hawes, and Madeline Mora-Summonte!

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!!!

June 5 Question: Of all the genres you read and write, which is your favorite to write and why? 

This is a tough one, and my answer is it's really a tie between contemporary YA and historical fiction MG and YA.

I love historical fiction because in my research it introduces me to men, women, and young people that lived a totally different life than I live today.  Life in the past was tough, as I see it. Of course different eras had their problems, as we do today. But seeing the bravery of young women and men, caught in a war that threatens their very life makes me thankful for what I have and also admire the people that made the best of their situation. Seeing children being sent across the country to new homes, new families, and way of life makes me appreciate what I have in my home and family. There are so many stories out there from our past. They are fascinating.

I love contemporary because I can relate to it. Present times change fast, so research is necessary in this genre too. I try to show young people that they're not alone with the problems in their lives.  And there is help in every situation. I read books for YA in this time period to learn about their lives. I learn a lot too.

How about you? What do you enjoy writing the most?

Happy Reading!