Category Archives: childhood

If the Boot Fits…

This week we have been re-imagining fairy tales. Most of the fairy-tale known widely in America are originally German, because of the Grimm Brothers, who traveled throughout their part of Europe collecting, and then publishing, folk stories. There are many … Continue reading

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Slices of Life

Question: Have you ever used real-life experiences in your writing? Answer: Often. I have a very good imagination. I can write about experiences which have never crossed my path. I’ve had them published and I have received awards, but… with … Continue reading

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Travels With My Family

When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied? With kids, it is a little different. When my kids were under 8-10, we lived in … Continue reading

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Travel Time

Our Tuesday Fox posed another topic for this week: “When on a trip (either a long vacation or a day trip) how do you occupy the travel time, or keep the kids occupied?” Growing up, my family took very few … Continue reading

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Guest: Author Angelina Jameson

Angelina Jameson is a writer of Regency Romance. She and I have many mutual friends and we see each other very often on Facebook.  I knew that she would be a good guest just by way of fitting in here … Continue reading

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Guest Author: Diana Lloyd and About an Earl

I feel so fortunate to belong to several local writers groups. Each one offers something different, and each has its own mix of authors. Diana Lloyd is a fellow member of the Grand Rapids Region Writers Group and is currently … Continue reading

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Dressing for the Occasion

I posed this week’s question: “Do you dress in any particular color or style for holidays or special days?” I believe that I was misunderstood by some. I did not meant to ask about ‘dressing-up’ for holidays. I wondered if … Continue reading

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“Isn’t It a Wonder?”

“Free Week” again here and with it having been Christmas week, this year is anything  but free for me. Family members are spreading, and I feel the need to make Christmas happy as long as I can for all of … Continue reading

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Decoration Decorum

“How early do you start shopping/decorating for the holidays?” Shopping! How I miss the hustle and bustle of shopping centers decorated to the hilt and finding just the right gift for just the right person! I have been some distance … Continue reading

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Author! Author?

Question of the week: “When did you first think of yourself as an author?” There are many avenues in writing. I can talk about when I first believed that I could write, when others thought that I could write and … Continue reading

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