Category Archives: YouTube Video

A Reading of The Jobo Tree – My Short Story in Highlights Magazine

Eleven years ago my short story “The Jobo Tree” (pronounced Hobo Tree) was published in the September 2006 issue of Highlights for Children magazine. Soon after it was published, I received an award in the mail for “Author of the Month.” I … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Water – Weird, Wonderful, and What Else

Wow, it’s good to be back. My last post was in October. I’ve been dealing with a lot of “life stuff” in addition to caring for two of my grandchildren (ages 3 and 1), working on new books and a … Continue reading

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Legend of Monster Island – Book 3 is Here!

Hello Readers! I’m excited to announce Legend of Monster Island, Book 3 in the Monster Moon Mystery series (for ages 8 to 12),  by BBH McChiller (Kathryn Sant and Lynn Kelley). Listen, swabbers, to this kraken tale.  Treasure and scoundrels and … Continue reading

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Stepping Out of the Zone – My Toastmasters Ice Breaker Speech!

So many changes are taking place in my life. One of those changes: I joined Toastmasters International. I have a severe fear of speaking in public, but this is a fear I must overcome to reach my goals as a … Continue reading

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Easy Prank For April Fool’s Day

Okay, April Fools pranksters, this one’s for you. Warning: Please don’t pull this on anyone with heart problems. We don’t want anyone to get hurt, just a little startle, a scream, and lots of giggles. I need to find my … Continue reading

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Those Hairy Moments – Parenting Plights & Delights

When my daughter Lily was 13, her friend shared a crazy incident that happened the previous week. We’ll call her Amanda for now. Her dad, Don, was using the vacuum attachment to get rid of cobwebs. One cobweb was up high, … Continue reading

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