Category Archives: Authorly Stuff

Hollywood Boulevard – Part 2

In Part 1 of Hollywood Boulevard, we covered how George and I ventured to Hollywood and Vine to meet my online writer friend, Cait Reynolds. I shared photos of some of the sidewalk stars with the names of famous old-time … Continue reading

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Time Travel Baby – Writer’s Prompt to Stretch Your Imagination

For years, I’ve been wanting to make a short video that gives the effect of a time travel baby, which could be used as a writer’s prompt. I’m not sure if I accomplished my goal or not. Perhaps if you … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ugly Foot Finds Its Doppelganger

“Creativity is contagious. Pass it on.”  ~ Albert Einstein Inspiration! It can happen anywhere! Ideas are born in the strangest places, ignited by bizarre objects or strange people. Or a random photo from my daughter’s honeymoon pics. Here’s the scoop: Lily … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Just in Time For Friday the 13th

Photo and effects by Lynn Kelley Last Friday Debra Kristi’s blog featured a flash fiction story she wrote, inspired by weird, Twilight Zone ceramic critters in her hotel room. She challenged others to write a flash fiction piece based on … Continue reading

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Rats!

I need to take time off from posting. I’m not sure how long. I thought I could keep up, but I can’t. Moving is maddening. I’m not sleeping well. Look at those dark circles under my eyes! Gotta unpack all … Continue reading

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DÉJÀ VU – Stepping Into Your Character’s Shoes

Today, I’m participating in  DL Hammon’s DÉJÀ VU BLOGEST! co-hosted by Katie Mills (Creepy Query Girl),  Nicole Ducleroir, and Lydia Kare   Everyone who signed up is posting an old blogpost.   Here’s my post from July 4, 2011.  I picked this post … Continue reading

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