Author Archives: lynnkelleyauthor

Mystery of the Strange Ticking – A True Story in Honor of My Mother

So much has happened in my life the past year, so I’ve been MIA from this website. Sometimes life events trump keeping up with blogging, but I hope to write about it soon. For now, we’ll keep this post on … Continue reading

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Fascinating Facts About Octopuses

Today is the last day of International Cephalopod Awareness Days, and I’ve written a blog post for the Emblazoner’s website. Check it out to learn some fascinating facts about one type of cephalopod: octopuses.  The Emblazoners are a group of children’s … Continue reading

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Dance of Life and Girls Just Want to Have Fun – #BOAW16

I’m thrilled to be able to take part in this year’s Beauty of a Woman blogfest. I’ve done tons of reflecting back on my life since I turned 60 in March. Funny that no matter how old we get, we still … Continue reading

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Benefits of Learning to Juggle

  When I discovered all the benefits of learning to juggle, I had to give it a try and I’m so glad I did. It’s great fun and feels wonderful to conquer each baby step along the way. I’m in … Continue reading

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Altered Art Book For My Aunt Val

This is a small altered art scrapbook I made for my Aunt Val for her birthday a few years ago. Materials/medium:  Small children’s board book (about 4″ x 6″), scrapbook paper, ribbon, pressed flowers, tiny seashells, photographs, scrapbook accessories, acrylic … Continue reading

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Werewolves – Fact or Fiction

Rumors of shape-shifting creatures have haunted humans for ages. Werewolves, also known as lycanthropes, along with vampires, are the most well-known shape-shifters. The word “werewolf” comes from two Old English words: “wer,” which means “man,” and “wulf” for “wolf.” Here … Continue reading

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Kissed by an Angel – Our Labor of Love

I’m doing a happy dance over the moon because our anthology of short stories, Kissed by an Angel is here at last! This is a dream come true for a very worthy cause. All proceeds will benefit the Sturge-Weber Foundation. … Continue reading

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The Gift of Health

Years ago, Dr. William Sears, world-renowned pediatrician and father of eight, was talking with other parents about what they could do to help their children succeed in life. “A good education” was mentioned, along with money, self-discipline, and other things … Continue reading

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How Sharp Are Your Senses?

My Monster Moon Mysteries series coauthor, Kathryn Sant (our pseudonym is BBH McChiller), wrote an interesting post on our Emblazon authors’ site yesterday. It’s all about the senses and quite fascinating. Check it out: It Makes Sense to Use All … Continue reading

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Laugh and Live Longer

Welcome to Health and Wellness Wednesday. Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “Laughter is the best medicine,” but do you know how important laughter actually is to your well-being? My fourth Toastmasters speech is about laughter. Here’s the video, but for … Continue reading

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