Lovely Recommendations from a Pinterest Addict

Well, the title of this post about says it all, really 🙂  I just wanted to share some of the great boards I've found and followed over the past months, of various themes and interests.  Anyone else a Pinterest fanatic?!  Raise your hand!! IF YOU LOVE FAIRY TALES In the Fairy Wood (by Kelsey Hamersley) [...]

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You Can’t Go Home Again

Thomas Wolfe said it. “You can’t go home again.” And he was right. This past weekend, I visited my hometown. The one I was born in. The one where I grew up. The place I went to school, wrote my first stories, received my first kiss, made my best friends, had my heart broken by [...]

Words of Freedom

What a perfect day for hearing all of the great things that can be said about our freedom!   "Liberty, when it begins to take root, is a plant of rapid growth." (George Washington) “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” (Charlotte Bronte) “Our [...]

The Author of the Story

I found it amusing, at first, to know that I was writing a story within a story while penning The Word Changers. Now and then I would smile ironically to myself and shake my head. It was just too much fun. If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, The Word Changers is about a [...]

What’s More Important Than Books?

This is a guest post by Kohlie Stock. Books. They are enchanting, captivating, and obsessive. I am guilty of getting caught in their drama and storyline. Through books I’ve traveled the world, fallen in love, and at times been emotionally wrecked. Let’s be honest, when you pick up a book, particularly of the fantasy genre, [...]

Caution: Pray Before Opening

We pray before we eat. A physical thing. We pray before we commune with God. A spiritual thing. We pray before we respond to someone in anger or grief. An emotional thing. But I’m curious – does anyone pray before reading? The newspaper, a magazine, the novel on your bedside table, a textbook from school. [...]

Death Means Life

Harry Potter is struck down by his archenemy, visits the in-between, and makes the choice to return and finish what needs to be done – that is, conquer evil in the form of Lord Voldemort, thus saving not only the wizarding world, but the world entire. Death, for Harry, meant life. Gandalf the Grey is [...]