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A Reflection on Baby Chicks

Eleven days ago I brought home four baby chicks. Oh, they were so adorable. This is the third time we have brought in chicks in the last ten years. Any of you who have raised chickens know that chicks literally grow overnight. So if anyone ever announces they have chicks, would you like to come […]

Seed Savers-Keeper to Release May 28

Now that I’m back to blogging, I may be breaking a personal record by posting a whopping three days in a row! Don’t worry, it’s not a new trend, just a way to get back at it. Since the decision has been made (for now) to keep Seed Savers direct to wholesalers (and the public), […]

My Spring Garden

Today’s post is a bit of an extension from yesterday’s post. I mentioned that I had a couple of big decisions and outcomes I was facing. These dilemmas happened to coincide with unseasonably warm, dry weather. Nice, right? So I basically avoided social media and direct contact with the big decisions to be made and […]

Carry On and Blog

It’s been too long since my last post. I’m going to try to get back on a schedule of posting once a week. Maybe I’ll even do a few this week to make up for it. I have no excuse other than a topsy-turvy life of late. Postponing the release of the last two Seed […]

There & Back Again: Amtrak, Awards, & Ana

It’s been a while since I posted. First, I was super busy with the last two books. Then the hubby and I traveled to Chicago by train for the IBPA Publishing Conference and Awards dinner. You may recall that Treasure was a finalist for cover design. Though it did not win the gold, it did […]

Does a Book Series Have to be Read in Order?

I would argue “no.” Case in point: prequels. Or one better–-is there ever really a beginning? (Or an ending for that matter?) What about those books that are told out of order (I’m thinking of Jodi Picoult’s first book, Songs of the Humpback Whale)? Or a series written out of order such as the Chronicles of Narnia? […]

World Read Aloud Day is Coming!

About a week ago I read the most wonderful Twitter thread on read alouds. I’ve been meaning ever since to add my two cents here on the blog. One of the tweets said something to the effect of “I remember every book ever read aloud to me in school.” In terms of novels, so do […]