Books and writing have saved my life. Not literally, of course, like being protected by a bulletproof vest of hardbacks and Anna Karenina-sized paperbacks. But they’ve been, figuratively, life preservers when I’m drowning in a sea of chaos, frustration, anger, grief or all of the above. What they’ve provided for me is a haven; a place to retreat […]
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NOTE: Cleaning up files, I tripped across this post from my days in teacher-land. Since I’m closing in on a deadline, I thought I’d share this, and save brain space for my manuscript. Enjoy! Today, a series of events converged into the perfect storm that, without the support of my colleagues, would have left me […]
hurricane swept houses, swollen rivers, and rain drenched streets, waking on lazy Sunday mornings to my father cooking bacon and scrambled eggs, green and green plaid pleated uniforms with blazers and black and white saddle oxfords, watching the Beatles on the Ed Sullivan show, LSU football and Saints games, afternoons at the kitchen table sharing […]
Note: I’m hosting Dorothy on my blog today because I know, from personally using Pump Up Your Book for two of my novels, how dedicated, professional and passionate she is about supporting her authors. 10 Things You Need to Know About Virtual Book Tours By Dorothy Thompson, CEO & Founder of Pump Up Your Book […]
I write because there is no one left in my life who knew me before I knew myself. I write because I can talk to the paper and not be interrupted or misunderstood or frozen mid-sentence by a quizzical stare from a listener’s eyes. I write because I can’t (nor would you want to watch […]
I want to share a post I wrote years ago that still thumps in my now retired teacher heart: Some days, I want to hurl the textbooks and state-mandated curriculum through the windows that open only to the windows of another portable classroom, and announce: Okay, let’s talk about what really matters. Let’s talk about what […]
My husband and I have been married almost twenty-five years. We’ve moved ten times. (I just counted because I do my best creative procrastination when I’m on deadline.) These haven’t been military related (though I’ve been militant about a few of them), due to job transfers (with the exception of four moves due to Hurricane […]
A few random musings on this second day of 2016: 1. Yesterday, I called DirectTV to change the credit card for our automatic pay. Of course, the first voice belongs to the insistent automaton gate-keeper who no longer allows a direct connect to Customer Service without providing a reason she deems valid. The bigger shock […]
In 2015, I celebrated: our son’s marriage and gaining a daughter-in-law spending time at the Pulpwood Queens Girlfriends Weekend meeting new writers meeting new readers a weekend with writer friends spending time with my children a contract offer from Amazon my husband recovering from two surgeries (well, make that one…still working on the other one) […]
Please hop over and read this post about what happens when the student becomes the teacher!