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Adventures With a Book Lover



We are just starting on this journey. How exciting!

As I write this there is a receipt for $1802.00 for 9 brand new windows sitting next to me. Here is how we got to this point.

With minimal luck scrounging through local bone yard piles a glimmer of hope came when a friend of ours connected us with a family friend of hers that worked at a window distributor a few hours away. He sent us a list of their current boneyard windows that were just sitting waiting for someone like us to come along and he recommended the left over Anderson 100 series as a good product. I noticed that 3-5 windows on the list looked like they could work for our project but we decided to hold off until we were a little further along on the project before committing to windows.

Fast forward to late January when we are ready to seriously consider windows and those black…

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The Sandwich Swap

WE need lots of great, diverse books!

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Multicultural children's book day

Today is Multicultural Children’s Book Day! Children’s reading and play advocates Valarie Budayr from Jump Into a Book and Mia Wenjen from Pragmatic Mom have teamed up to create an ambitious (and much needed) national event.

Despite census data that shows 37% of the US population consists of people of color, only 10% of children’s books published have diversity content. Using the Multicultural Children’s Book Day, Mia and Valarie are on a mission to change all of that. Their mission is to not only raise awareness for the kid’s books that celebrate diversity, but to get more of these types of books into classrooms and libraries. Another goal of this exciting event is create a compilation of books and favorite reads that will provide not only a new reading list for the winter, but also a way to expose brilliant books to families, teachers, and libraries.

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Book Preview – Omega Dragon Chapter One

Can’t wait to read!

The Author's Chair

9780899578835Click the link below to read the first chapter of Omega Dragon, book four in the Children of the Bard series.

This cover image is not the final version. The final will be similar with some enhancements.

Read the chapter here – Omega Dragon Chapter One

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Writing, The Glamorous Life & Finding Balance in the Madness of Branding

Oh, the times I’ve had to eat crow, so to speak. If only I could really think things out first to determine the level of commitment and amount of time required, I think my stress-o-meter level would drop drastically.

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This GORGEOUS image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Aimannesse Photography This GORGEOUS image via Flickr Creative Commons, courtesy of Aimannesse Photography

I will confess, being a writer is THE best job in the world. But, I’d be lying if I didn’t ALSO admit it can feel like we’ve been strapped to Hell’s Tilt-A-Whirl.  As writers of the Digital Age we have a much higher chance at success than any writer in history, but we also have more work than any writer in history.

And, to make matters worse, spouses, bills, kiddos with snotty noses, dust bunnies and car troubles don’t go away the day we decide to become professional writers.

In fact, Spawn used more toilet paper than a crew of high school football players rolling the house of a rival team’s quarterback. And he flooded the bathroom. And I still have to clean the mess, but the liquor stores aren’t open yet.

So yeah, that is the glamourous job 

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