I’m With the Banned

Somewhere out there right now is a child or a teenager or young adult about to pick up a book which will change their lives. Maybe it will be the book which cements a love of reading. Maybe it will be the book which opens new worlds, or sheds light on something they’re struggling with. Maybe within those…

Another Brick in the Wall

In August I sent off a creative non-fiction entry to Hippocampus Magazine in response to their Remember November contest. Though it didn’t make the final five, I was thrilled to find out that Another Brick in the Wall, had made it to the semi-final round of 11 and bonus…Hippocampus wanted to publish the piece in its January…

Goodnight Nobody, Goodnight Mush

If you asked people in the know to describe me, the list would be over represented with synonyms of “efficient”. I like to think there would be a ‘clever’ or a ‘witty’ thrown in here and there, maybe a ‘thoughtful’ or ‘insightful’, but you would almost certainly not find the word ‘sentimental’. Yet though my husband sometimes describes…

Lost in a Good Book

I’m in a book rut, stuck in book blah-dom. Prose purgatory if you will.  This is unusual for me. With the exception of hard-core sic-fi/fantasy, I usually can and will read anything you throw at me.  Reading is my sole remaining vice, my escape, my can’t live without.  While I am partial to fiction, I read…