Children's Literature, fiction, Inspiration, Reading

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Wire and Ario have taken Balsam Creek by storm! Their hard work is paying off, and business is booming. When you find your purpose and pursue it with passion, success will come your way. When what you do helps others,  that success is even sweeter.  Wire and Ario are making their community better for all… Continue reading Special Delivery

Children's Literature, fiction, Inspiration, Reading

Faith, Trust and Slug Slime

This week, the friends embark on a grand experiment, much like we are as many places around the world ease pandemic restrictions. Change is scary, but just follow that wise slug Ario's advice, and "Have faith, bro." Everything will work out, if we take things as they come and work hard for equality, like our… Continue reading Faith, Trust and Slug Slime

Children's Literature, Creative Stuff, fiction, Inspiration

Tea, Truth and Tarts

This week, in Chapter 5,  Wire visits his grandmother, Hyacinth. Hyacinth Brown, expert advice giver and excellent cook, is modelled on my own grandmother, Grandma Norma, also known as Gram, or Normski. This year marks my first Mother's Day without her. I'd give anything to have tea and a chat with her right now. But,… Continue reading Tea, Truth and Tarts

Children's Literature, Creative Stuff, fiction, Inspiration

Refuge and Family

Today, as we celebrate an Easter transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic, I share with you Chapter 2 of Wire: The Messenger Mouse. Following the disastrous try-out of last week, Ario and Wire meet up and have a heart to heart. Still bruised, Wire offers his yellow friend the best balm he has available to him,… Continue reading Refuge and Family

Children's Literature, Creative Stuff, Inspiration, Parenting, Random Thoughts, Writing Process

Inspired by Inspiring Others

Mother vs. Writer It's hard to be a mother and a writer. When I first dared to call myself "writer", I felt every minute I spent working on my novel, or learning a new literary skill was a minute stolen from my kids. As an unpublished writer, in particular, I felt selfish for spending precious… Continue reading Inspired by Inspiring Others

Children's Literature, Creative Stuff

New Year, New Writing

New year, new plans. I've challenged myself to share my work publicly, at least once a month, for the coming year. I've challenged myself before, but this time I hope my goals for 2017 are a little more concrete. More achievable because they will be measurable. So, without further ado, I am going to share… Continue reading New Year, New Writing