We all evolve as we learn and grow over the years and for me, it is something I welcome. I am at a point in my life where I am really finding myself again. I am rediscovering what makes me happy — and that is writing.
I am learning there is more to writing than what I grew up believing or maybe what I was taught to think. This article is about how I began writing when I was young. What I am learning about writing and how I am evolving into more than an author.
I have been writing…
This book is told through different letters sent from a young boy in a mythical town called Caperston to people that live on earth. Through these letters, we learn about life on Caperston and how similar it actually is to earth.
In Caperston there are two different races of people that are divided due to their socio-economic status. The first race, the valley people, are the wealthy group that live near the water. …
It starts with a prologue that can be vague at times, but that really works to the stories advantage. It draws you in with little bits of information about a character that was once a prisoner and now called the preacher.
As the prologue continues, danger begins to heighten, leaving the reader wondering what exactly the danger is and why the preacher is the only one who can stop it since he had been in prison for a reason. The author also does leave much to the imagination as to why the preacher was put in prison. …
Filled with intrigue and mystery, The Girl who knew Da Vinci is a book that mixes the past with the present. The story begins in the past during the German Nazi invasion of Rome. The author sets up the story with two young lovers trying to escape Rome and keep a special painting safe.
A time jump to the present begins the story of the main characters, and we meet Angela for the first time. It is here more intrigue begins as we see Angela having blackouts and visions. …
It has been a ride from start to finish.
Wanting to be an author
I have wanted to write a book since I was seven years old. I used to write short stories and dream about what it would be like to publish them. I am also an avid reader; I love losing myself in a good book. I always wondered if that is something that I could do one day.
Getting into the book publishing business or journalism can be so difficult and daunting. I took a journalism course in high school and wrote for the school newspaper. I…
Hiya, my names Oreo aka: The Booty Scratch King!
That is what my mommy likes to call me when I stick my booty in the air, usually in her face,
For scratches and belly rubs.
She laughs and thinks it is funny, but I just love it and will purr and cuddle on her hand, it feels so good.
I have a lot of fun toys, but my favorite is when mommy throws a mouse high in the air.
I jump and catch it with my paws, or my mouth and mommy say, “Air Kitty” when I jump whatever that…
More like disaster process
Not everything can be easy. I have told myself that quite often now during my dissertation process. It does not help though.
My master’s program was easy and even though I knew a PhD would be different, I never thought it would be this hard. Especially when 2.5 years of classes were easy. I got straight As. The fuss process is a whole other ball game though. You always hear how difficult working on a PhD is, but I guess having the classes’ part be as easy as It was kind of made me comfortable.
That little brother of mine whew he sure does like to play a lot
I run and hide sometimes in the kitchen
He wont get me there!
My names Dallas and I have more shenanigans to tell you about
Actually, lately, mommy has been home more
Oh she tries to work at the Table talking to her computer
But ya know what I do? …
It has been a process to learn about being an author since I published my first book in July 2020. It has been at times a great and fun process. Then there are times I feel like I am playing catch up to other authors.
I joined every children’s book author and independent author group I could on Facebook. I did this to connect with other authors. I wanted to see what different strategies for marketing others were doing as well as to find great books to read or review. These groups have proven to be amazing resources…
From one to one in person therapy to telehealth
Working in the field I do; it is important for techniques to be a specific way. Being able to provide one to therapy to children so young was working very well. I was able to train parents and model for them how to apply the techniques. The clients I had were making great improvements. I finally had found my favorite place to be in my field. Then the pandemic hit, and everything had to change.
When the pandemic hit, I had been hearing about it but did not realize how…