Before Christmas last year, a lovely lady on social media asked publicly for recommendations of a children’s book to buy for her nieces. At first, I hesitated, not wanting to sound like a braggart but quickly tossed off that feeling. I should be proud! I wrote a wonderful story! So I responded, telling her of my book and offered to write a letter to her nieces if she chose to buy my book as a fun bonus for them. I loved writing little letters and sending coloring sheets. Neve
Many of you know that my passions consist of a variety of things but mainly music, holistic wellness, and my interests as an author. With January 18th being A.A. Milne’s birthday, I am amusing myself by finding quotes that you might think were of the wellness realm if you didn’t know they were from the mind that brought Winnie the Pooh to life. Here are some of my favorites. Illustrated by E. H. Shepard “Weeds are flowers too, once you get to know them.” We must be careful n
In honor of Book Lovers Day (August 9), I am sharing books from my fellow authors over at Pilgrim Fowl Press. The small press that has taken me under their wing. Lily Dae is the author of sweet lesbian romance. For anyone who has never heard of the genre ‘sweet romance’, it’s a genre where there is nothing too risque. Last year, she released A Christmas Rideshare and landed on the Amazon Top 100 Lesbian Fiction list! What’s even more exciting is that she just put her next sto
Just a couple of my many copies of this beloved American fairy tale. Happy birthday Wizard of Oz! The book was published 120 years ago today. Author L. Frank Baum’s birthday was on the 15th. Can you imagine what a birthday gift that was?! L. Frank Baum My love for Oz came when I was 9 and saw an NBC special about Baum staring John Ritter. Annette O’Toole was also in the movie and played his wife Maud. John Ritter as L. Frank Baum It was magical borrowing the whole series fro
If you know me at all, you are aware of my obsession with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I love the books. I remember going to the library, making my way through the white hardback covers of the 1974 reissued edition. I never thought I’d own a 2nd edition, 1st state. But, that’s what my honey bought me as a celebratory gift for becoming a first time author last month. Isn’t he the best?! So, the purpose of this post is to simply show it off and nerd out. The 1st state of the 2nd
You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.
C.S. Lewis Well said, Mr. Lewis, well said. Today my husband and I got all gussied-up and made our way to downtown Philly for a day date. I’ve been holding onto a gift card for a rainy day and was super excited to try “The Dandelion” right off Rittenhouse Square. Luckily, the day was not rainy, only windy. The server was bland but the food was excellent. I even had a fancy cocktail that felt very Va
How I Came Across this Book Like most of you bibliophiles, my favorite part of visiting a town is finding the used book store. My honey and I recently took a trip to a small town in the Pocono Mountains and the one place I had visited many times was the book store right on the main drag. However, I was not expecting to find a new used book store later that evening further from all the hustle and bustle of tourists. I let myself be overwhelmed by the mounds of books on the du