February 6, 2019

This is a story about my family and one shared by a proud mother, but it's also a story of bravery and one that may inspire you or someone you care about if you choose to share. It might also give a good deal of hope to anyone who has a child with dyslexia or a learning disability or anyone has been diagnosed with this.

This young man (pictured first year of high school & year twelve), who has graduated school a few months a...

July 19, 2018



I sometimes shake my head at businesses using technology and not considering the cons more as much as the pros. The latest shenanigans with my children’s school have me shaking my head. My kids attend a private college and my youngest son told me Tuesday night he had an hour of detention on Wednesday afternoon.

We live a forty-minute round drive from the school and that's an inconvenience for which I need warning, as...

January 29, 2018

This is a post for authors not readers. But readers, you may find the behind-the-scenes interesting. Many independent authors these days obsess over how to find readers and where they rank on the Amazon store. They believe where you rank on Amazon makes a difference to finding readers. I don't agree.

I don’t blog much about the business side of my writing anymore but yesterday I ran a horror box-set cross-promo with four other...

August 6, 2017

Let's talk a little about dreams. I say this having just finished the first draft of Best Seller, the book I'd promised to have written and released in January 2017, and here it is August and I've just finished the first draft.

What happened? Life! And the business of writing ... and life, life and more life. And I'd forgotten a few lessons I'd learned from writing the last book, like somewhere in each day I needed to turn up...

July 25, 2017

On the way home from school yesterday, my son shared with me that one of his teachers insisted he search on the Encyclopedia Britannica website for information on volcanoes, instead of Google. "Google was unreliable," she said.

In attempting to do as instructed, he couldn't find the information he needed on Britannica (amusingly he had no idea what Britannica actually was before the Web came into existence).


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