Believe it or not, it's actually been a year since Dragon's Future released. I've learned a lot over the course of the year. I've seen two more books join the Dragon Courage series and a stand alone Christian Historical Fiction was added to my author bookshelf. I went from being published by a publisher to completely Indie published. I've gained a ton of friends and fans. It's been a wonderful year.
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It's Thanksgiving, the beginning of the holiday season. I remember growing up that Thanksgiving was the day we would see the first Christmas commercials. It was the day Santa was ussured in at the end of the Macy's parade. It was a day to sit and relax with family and friends. We'd go out to… Continue reading What Makes Thanksgiving?
Back in February when I submitted Dragon's Future to Booktrope, I had no idea what to expect from publishing. I was excited because I knew I didn't have to put any money into it the project, and if it made no money I was fine with that. I would have some printed books for my… Continue reading Dreams, expectations, and reality
This week marked the second week of school. This year I have in essence three new classes. I have never taught leadership before. After being the class officers' adviser last year, I wanted to take this class on. The other class is Spanish Culture Studies, and elective that I designed to help give a taste… Continue reading Amid the Busyness
Cue the music from The Lion King. Okay, that's good. When we think of the circle of life, we think of generations, of handing the baton on to the next runners. Each age has their own unique abilities and histories. Where siblings share part of their stories, the parents and grandparents have a different back… Continue reading The Circle of Life (of a Book)
Today is the big day! Dragon's Future: book 1 of the Dragon Courage series is now available in paperback and eBook via amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks. So, what happens today? For starters, I have a guest post on Mother Daughter Book Review in which I share a section of the book where Ruskya… Continue reading Release Day!–What all it entails
Fire Crackling, sparkling, safe and secure A comfort in the night A welcome warmth after a winter excursion A place to dry off after the rain Warms frozen hands Where you cuddle up to read your favorite book on an autumn evening Perfect backdrop for telling stories Contemplation is encouraged by staring at the sparks… Continue reading Fire Destroyer or Comforter
On Monday, July 27, Rick from radio station KYTT in Coos Bay, Oregon, interviewed me. It was fun and scary all at the same time. Here is what aired on the morning show, Mornings with Rick.
As I was going through my Twitter feed this morning, I came upon a quote by Antonia Felix. "The best way to convince, persuade, teach and inspire is with a story." In my sixth grade class, I had girls in tears because of words said. I finally settled the students into their desks and I… Continue reading Stories that Teach