Dear Author

Click to read my final thoughts on Mrs. Poe on Goodreads.*Today’s offering is a letter, one I hope will be an encouragement to fiction writers:photo creditDear Author,Do not worry that your premises are ordinary or your plots are too predictable. If I like your voice, you can write almost any story you love, and I…… Continue reading Dear Author

The Raven and Mrs. Poe: A Book Reflection Part 1

I sat on my big meadow-patterned chair in the sun room and opened up my latest borrowed library book, Mrs. Poe by Lynn Cullen, a novel recommended to me by my pen pal, Katrina. The cover sparked my interest, the ornate, golden arch and partial image of this elegant-looking woman (which is “Woman’s Face” by…… Continue reading The Raven and Mrs. Poe: A Book Reflection Part 1

Short and Sweet—Three Things I Learned in March

1. It isn’t hard to make your own cleaning solutions, such as “Mirror Bright.”The ingredients are1 1/2 cups white vinegar1/2 cup water8 drops citrus oilIt’s so rewarding to make these “potions” (as my husband, Dan calls them), and it makes the house smell really pretty, too!2. Reading poems aloud is therapeutic, along with light memorization.…… Continue reading Short and Sweet—Three Things I Learned in March