Monthly Archives: June 2017

Doodles Under Construction


fullsizeoutput_2d3b   This project is for college age readers. A few “simple doodles” were requested by the author.

Line drawing is one of my favorite styles.





#TastyPoem prompt word-“dewy” #micropoetry #prompt

In honor of our 108 degree weather–

“Summer sun sizzles, all too bright. Scorched trails in shadow, hold nothing dewy overnight.”


Espresso Book Machine (EBM)


Some of my critique group members went on a trip to a large metropolitan library. We watched this machine brew a book and learned about self-publishing options.

It was like seeing the “back office” of the publishing world. A maze of doors and hallways that require safe navigation through wisdom and research.

Preparation pays off before you self publish and it also protects you, because every choice you make creates a bend, an accident, or moves you safely forward on your road of writing.


Where Animals Come From


“Grammy, we were catching worms at school today! Why do they eat dirt?”

My on the fly response, “Well, worms eat dirt because someone has to.”

My four year-old grand girl then related a story of her preschool teachers instructing them about animals. “Grammy, did you know God made beautiful animals and things? God made zebras, elephants, and even lions. But…not cows…or sheep…or pigs. I guess farmers made those.”

Sounds like some pages and illustrations were missing from that animal book at school!