May WIPS.

Ah, May. The month I realize there are less than five weeks of school left and freak out by trying to sew with both hands and my right foot at once in order to get my projects done before I become the full time personal assistant for my kids over the summer. This month I…

Never Let Me Go

When my mind towards dystopia it certain things come to mind: kids battling it to the death, uniformity of society, intense fear. You know the basic, seeing the ills of society and the struggle against it. I think gritty, harsh, futures that serve as a warning to society: if you become too complacent this too…

Must Read Scholastic Book Fair Books

Most kids in school looked forward to the dances or field trips not me, I was all about the Scholastic book fair. I would spend so much time carefully going through each shelf identifying new books that I had to read. Kindergarten was when book fairs were first introduced to me. The teacher lined us…

Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philp K. Dick

Let me admit my own ignorance. I never wanted to watch Blade Runner because I thought it had something to do with vampires. I don’t do vampires. Nope it had to do with androids. Boy was my face red when my husband realized how mixed up I was. We watched the movie. It was good….

Top 5 Favorite Books of 2014

Let’s set a few things straight. First I love lists and second I’m a book fiend which means Goodreads is like crack to me. Yes, I do the user challenge. I’ve done it for the last few years which is wonderful way to track the books I have read in the past year mostly because when…

The Night Hunters

The last few months I’ve had a story (who am I kidding several stories) floating in my head. I’ve committed myself to actually write one because I can’t listen to my husband tell me to stop talking about it and start doing it. He know my bad habits. I’ve gotten to a point where I…

What Have I Gotten Myself Into Here?

Let me start this by saying that I’m a big fan of lists and this post has nothing to do with that at all. When I look back to my childhood lists were everywhere including all the things I wanted to do before I die. That list has changed through the years, but since I…

The Writer and The Monkey Brain

My husband tend to think I have multiple personalities. The monks at the monastery I attend call it monkey brain. I call the gift and curse of being a creative person. Right now I’m in the process of writing a manuscript. I know that characters, they are a live in my mind and they have…

Books for Spring Break

Next week my daughter has no pre-school thanks to Easter break. I’ve got some tricks up my sleeve for endless fun, but Mama needs some fun too and in this house that means reading that pile of books that seems to never end. I’ve been holding off on reading Amy Tan’s lastest book. Maybe because…

What Do You Do When Writer’s Block Hits?

My brain hurts and it has betrayed me. I sit looking at my computer trying to write an article. My husband has convinced me that I should try my hand at writing again to bring in some income and to keep me sane since I have enjoyed it for years. I hate him. I hate…