Trials & Tribulations of KDP

Given the current publishing market trends, many writers pursue self-publishing through Amazon’s KDP (Kindle Direct Publishing). I recently joined their ranks via my book: Grandma Brain, Hope and Humor for the hopelessly addlepated minds of grandparents, parents, and other childcare givers. Before I began my journey I sought insight from others who had already traveled … More Trials & Tribulations of KDP

The Writing Life

Every writer seems to have his or her favorite book of inspiration for the writing life. Some swear by The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron or Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott or Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg. Several other titles are available. My personal favorite is a book of meditations for writers … More The Writing Life

Christ Arose!

Christ Arose by Robert Lowry, Public Domain Low in the grave He lay,Jesus, my Savior,Waiting the coming day,Jesus, my Lord! ◦ Refrain:Up from the grave He arose,With a mighty triumph o’er His foes,He arose a Victor from the dark domain,And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.He arose! He arose!Hallelujah! Christ arose! Vainly they … More Christ Arose!

Time of Singing

Have you noticed? Spring came. Nothing could stop it. Not even the coronavirus (COVID-19). The flowers appear on the earth; The time of singing has come, And the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land. Song of Solomon 2:12 (NKJV) You can hear the birds and people singing even if you’re stuck inside. … More Time of Singing

We Will Get Through This

A voice called in the wilderness of Costco’s shopping carts: “Thank you for your patience. Thank you for your organization. We will get through this.” She directed everyone into organized lines. The woman’s voice and leadership helped calm what could have been an ugly situation. Through her persistent authoritative direction the line of customers moved … More We Will Get Through This

Cheery Morning!

A Carolina Wren faithfully visits our back porch everyday. At 7:00 this morning in the midst of cold drizzle, he found his favorite perch on our railing and sang his heart out: Cheery-cheery-cheery-cheery! I guess he didn’t hear last night’s forecast. Snow is predicted later today. Perhaps deep within his breast, instinct promises him spring … More Cheery Morning!

Valentines 2020

Yesterday we had all of our grandchildren here for the whole day. In addition to cousins playtime, I had a few activities planned. We baked strawberry cupcakes for family dessert. After the cupcakes cooled, it was time to decorate. We all trooped to the bathroom to wash little fingers. At least two of the cousins … More Valentines 2020

Attitude of Gratitude

You may have noticed my theme for this month has revolved around writing and writers. I began with an announcement about NaNoWriMo, then continued with the research done by a fellow writer on her trip to England. Her photos from November 14 and November 21 also provided some wonderful travel images. In keeping with my … More Attitude of Gratitude