Tony the Phony, What’s Next?

I don’t know if you’ve ever read an interactive book where your choice determines what happens next in the story but,  the ten-year-old son of a good author friend of mine, has written such a book as part of a homeschool project. He’s titled it Tony the Phony and the Northern Woods and I getContinue reading “Tony the Phony, What’s Next?”


Vision of the Griffin’s Heart, Book Five in the award-winning Andy Smithson coming-of-age, epic fantasy series released today! 5 Stars! “This book is definitely an emotional rollercoaster, and I did shed tears.” – Cassandra L. Middle School Teacher Get yours Now at Series Synopsis: Four years ago, Andy Smithson discovered he is the ChosenContinue reading “IT’S HERE AT LAST!”

Review of Etiquette & Espionage

Pink Panther meets Monty Python–that’s how I describe this fun YA steampunk novel. Etiquette & Espionage (Finishing School Series Book 1) by Gail Carriger SUMMARY (from back): It’s one thing to learn to curtsy properly. It’s quite another to learn to curtsy and throw a knife at the same time. Welcome to Finishing School. Fourteen-year-old Sophronia isContinue reading “Review of Etiquette & Espionage”

Review of The Remnant Chronicles, Books 1 & 2

   If you enjoy books that challenge notions of love, loyalty and truth, and then make you grapple with how to harmonize them, this series is for you! Review of Books 1 & 2 in the Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson Kiss of Deception (Book One) SUMMARY FROM BACK: In a society steeped in tradition,Continue reading “Review of The Remnant Chronicles, Books 1 & 2”

Robin Williams and My Son

“That poor man!” I exclaimed, peeking from behind the curtain protecting my identity. I could not stop laughing. The unsuspecting trash man had been whistling seconds before. Now, after flinging open the hinged lid of the can, he threw a gloved hand over his nose and doubled over, then peered, questioning, at our house.

Rewind four hours. The warm, sunny, July day had started as uneventfully as a day with a two and four-year-old can.