Tag: life

5 Depression Era Tricks for Saving on Groceries

  I consider myself a frugal shopper. I clip coupons, compare prices, shop the sales. But my accumulative savings are nothing – NOTHING – compared to the housewives of the Great Depression. While researching for the Pearl Spence Novels, I learned how the women of…

A Friend, Booger Island, and William Shakespeare

The world has been in the long and steady process of falling apart ever since Eve sunk her teeth in that fruit (not that the weight of The Fall rests wholly on her – Adam did his part, too). I don’t know if it’s…

Slurping Coffee Like a Barista

  Yesterday, I took my regular, favorite seat at my local Starbucks. The one all the way in the back. It’s the best spot for people watching. Well, and it’s close to the bathroom…so there’s that. Now, I spend a good amount of time…

Tour of a Funeral Home

The concept for My Mother’s Chamomile popped into my mind when my husband’s grandmother died.  I had all kinds of passion for writing a novel about funeral directors. Problem. I knew very little about them. Even less about what went on in the business. To be…

Defeating the Kindergarteners

Kindergarteners are the big kids. Well, at least when you’re in pre-school. Then those kindergarteners are big, huge, intimidating, JUMBO kids. And my boys and their pre-school buddies have been facing off against those big old kindergarteners in soccer at recess for a week….

Saggy Middle

Just about four and a half years ago, I was large and round and splitting pregnant with twin boys. I was literally a big mama. After delivering them (c-section, no less), I had very little left to my abdominal muscles. Going from flat on…

Show Time!

Make sure you check out my video reading from Paint Chips. Click here to watch it! If you’ve ever written anything, you have most likely heard the big writing rule… Show. Don’t Tell. If you’ve never heard that phrase or seen it in red…

Video Blog with Amelia Rhodes! AND a GIVE-AWAY!

Happy Beginning to a New Week! Today, I interview Amelia Rhodes. And not just a normal old interview…but a VIDEO interview! Fun, huh? Here you go! Visit Amelia’s blog now to watch Part 2 of our interview. Click HERE. And, make sure you comment…

What’s Your Story — The Day That God Fixed The Football

Megan Sayer is a writer, blogger, wife, and mother from Hobart, Tasmania (the tiny island at the bottom of Australia). I have had the extreme pleasure to read a great deal of Megan’s work and, let me tell you, she is one talented lady….

Good-bye, George — Inspired by Kristi West

Kristi West and I go way back. We attended college together, sang in the choir, performed in Madrigals, etc. Kristi was my very first fan (on my Facebook “novelist” page) and she made sure to get a whole bunch of people to “like” me….

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