Thursday, October 31, 2013

"Jack" Going Live Today!

Hi Everyone,

My next story "Jack" is going live today on The Story Shack.  There will be two stories posted today, so if don't see it in the morning, then it will be on in the afternoon.  Be sure to check it out if you have a moment. And thank you again to Alankrita Jain for the wonderful illustration!  

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Book Review Time - The Silver Star by Jeannette Walls

I thoroughly enjoy Jeannette Walls' books and this one was no exception.  The Silver Star is a work of fiction unlike her memoir, The Glass Castle (an excellent read).  Walls' book Halfbroke Horses is also listed as fiction although it is based on the life of her grandmother (another very good read).  

With this story, Walls takes you on a journey with two young sisters who are put in the position to make some scary grownup decisions. Some of these decisions lead them in a positive direction while other decisions have dire consequences.  

I loved the characters in this book and their quirks, and continuously felt compelled to turn the pages to find out what was going to happen next with these two girls.   This is a story of survival, perseverance, growth and change.  It is a quick enjoyable read.

Gave this 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads, and a big thumbs up.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Illustration for Jack

Adorable little illustration from Alankrita Jain for my story, "Jack" coming out on October 31st.  There will be two stories posted that day on The Story Shack, so be sure to take a moment to check it out.

Hope everyone is having a nice weekend!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Quote of the Day

“The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? 
The Once-ler: Uh, down? 
The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean.” 

― Dr. SeussThe Lorax