Best Summer Ever

This summer went by so quickly. I never once heard my kids say the words, “I’m bored.” We volunteered twice a week when we were in town so they were happy to stay home the other days. I went to California by myself, and we went another time as a family. We visited Idaho for an amazing singing camp, and I also got to spend my birthday with friends in the mountains. My girls did some other camps, and just like that, the weather has changed and summer is gone. I can’t wait to see it again next year.

The seasons are like visitors. We greet them with excitement at first. Then, after weeks and weeks, we wonder if our guests are going to stop leaving their leaves all over the lawn, or if they’ll ever learn to moderate the temperature. Time marches them out of the house, and we are left mourning.

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Big News!

I’m pregnant! Well, sort of. I’m having another book.

Really, though, it’s funny that the publishing process takes about as long as human gestation.

So, I’ll be having some morning sickness (marketing planning).

And some contractions (edits & proofs).

And some cravings (for fun).

And, I’ll need to give it a name. You can find out the name on the sneak peeks page.

I can’t wait to share this book with my readers.



Reading on the Go

Keep a book in your car, in your pocket, in your purse or backpack so you always have something good to read wherever your day takes you.

Reading is a Treasure

Books are amazing. How can one item be packed with so many ideas, adventures, friends and places? Words. They give meaning to life, help us understand our world and one another and often provided a necessary escape. I’m looking forward to my next escape book! Now I just have to find it.

Lost Girl

This picture makes me think of Misty, the lost girl in Escaping Neverland. There’s a reason there’s only one girl (two if you count Jane) but you’ll have to read the book to find out why. With the moon in view, and dusk coming on, Misty must be running through Autumn Quarter.