Do you know what to do first? Lets skip the basics – write the book – edit the book – reedit the book and jump right into traditional publishing as a first step. Traditional Publishing: No matter what – you want to start here. While the rejection letters can be quite defeating, and can pile […]
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The other day, driving down my street, I stopped at the stop sign and caught sight of a black bag sitting on the corner. I knew that the school bus picked up there so I figured it was a lunch kit. I went to investigate, and found it was a $1000+ Nikon camera. I knew […]
One of mom’s favorite poems that I wrote for Mother’s Day has again made it’s showcase… in a most miraculous way. A few months ago a child called me out of the blue from Detroit. She found this poem and decided I was worth calling to find out how to write poetry. So of course, […]
I’ll do it tomorrow. The day just isn’t long enough. I don’t feel like it today. I’m too busy. It can wait. We’ve all said it. We’ve all done it. We all are guilty of it. But instead of accepting it as fact and laughing about it as if it is perfectly okay to do […]
Starlit Troll had so much fun the day she met Hamilton and his friends that she decided to stay one more day. Hamilton comes up with a grand surprise for her that puts a huge smile on her face! What can you do that might put a smile on someone’s face? Clean your room? Color a […]
The other day I was stuck in traffic, construction traffic, with no shoulders, no turn lanes and then came the train. Cars were backed up as far as the eye could see and we waited… And waited. Finally the train ended, the gates went up and the traffic started flowing – slowly. As my side […]
Don’t take candy from strangers! Do parents still tell that to children? Do parents still teach their children about the dangers of drugs laced in candy or razor blades in chocolate? I remember those talks vividly. I remember mom saying, don’t ever eat an unwrapped piece of candy. Always have her check the candy first. […]
Ever since we started creating this cookbook for children, I’ve been scouring recipe websites to gain inspiration and insight. I’m not taking recipes, that would be plagiarism, I’m trying to learn what I can because I’m normally not allowed in the kitchen. When Carol wanted to do popcorn balls, I started researching what we were […]
Anyone ever feel like this??? Oh my, oh my, what can I do? I’m filling up with doubt. My thinking cap must have a hole ‘Cause my thoughts keep coming out! The other day I went upstairs, …To get what? I don’t know. And as I stood there like a bump on a log That […]
A friend of mine was stuck in traffic one day when he just happened to look over to the side of the road and see a flowering plant (some may call it a weed – but we’ll get into that in a moment). This flowering plant was stuck in the bottom of the ditch and […]
In the 12th book of the Hamilton Troll Adventures, Hamilton and Starlit have a Big Race. They run and swim, climb and fly – but in the end there is a winner and a loser and the loser is not being a very good sport. In the end this is a good message for all […]
The other day I saw this Kermit the Frog billboard and while it made me laugh, it also made me think – this is exactly what I keep saying! No matter what your dream is; how weird, crazy, difficult, adventurous, impossible or far away – follow your dreams. If you don’t do it – no […]
‘Twas the evening ‘fore Christmas and all was asleep
Except for the Big Man and his reindeer peep.
They were blasting through snow clouds, delivering gifts
When Rudolph began sneezing and throwing some fits.
They jerked to the right. Then to the left.
The sled was all jostled and cracked from the heft.
Suddenly the magic that made the sleigh go,
Began pouring from the backside in a sparkly flow.
Directing the reindeer towards the first empty field
He landed that sleigh, hopped out a kneeled.
He took in the damage when the reindeer moaned,
All knew this Christmas would be postponed!
Santa was pacing, bleak and upset.
He was shivering cold and his feet were all wet.
Giving up was not him, but the sled wouldn’t fly,
‘Twas no way the reindeer could get back in the sky!