Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Legend of Feather Lake

 The following is an excerpt from my MG novel, The Legend of Feather Lake As the members of Walnut Cabin settled in their beds, the pitter-patter of tiny droplets of rain fell on the tin roof.  Harder and harder they fell, sounding almost … Continue reading

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We Didn’t Really Know Horses

When I was about eight years old, my grandfather bought a palomino quarter horse      and a pinto pony for his grandchildren to ride.  I loved horses, but I hadn’t been around them much, so I was cautious.  Since … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

  Names are important, as we all know. Some of us wish we could change ours     (especially our middle names), while others are madly in love with theirs.  Character names in fiction are important too.  They give us … Continue reading

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First Day of School

When I started the first grade, a milkman still came to our house about twice a week, setting glass bottles on the porch next to our front door. Sometimes he brought chocolate milk too, which was a special treat for … Continue reading

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