Do I take the 2017 NaNoWriMo Challenge or not?

I took the NaNoWriMo challenge in 2013 with The Iron Butterfly, a story based on the life of my grandmother, a young widow with nine children to support after her husband died unexpectedly. She was a strong woman of great conviction. I won the challenge and self-published The Iron Butterfly in 2015 after several edits …

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Women’s March and “The Iron Butterfly”

When I heard about the hullabaloo about the Women’s March, I could not help thinking about my grandmother portrayed in my book called “The Iron Butterfly” Unlike the boisterous women some of the marchers were, my grandmother tackled the equality rights silently some 90 years ago when equality rights were still unheard of. She had …

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Thanksgiving Blessing

Here is a Thanksgiving Blessing I want to share with everyone.   Thanksgiving Blessing   Bountiful God, You have blessed us in many ways, In the beauty and richness of our land, And in the freedom we enjoy. You have given us even greater gifts In our family who loves and cares for us And …

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Helpful Tips to Make Housecleaning a Breeze

We all hate it, but it has to be done.  Don’t spend your entire weekend inside cleaning.  Here are seven helpful hints to get the job done with speed and precision, so that you can get out and enjoy your free time!   Begin with machines first. Get the clothes washer or dishwasher started so …

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30 Tips on Becoming a Better Writer

Without knowing it, I started my writing career when I used to write little stories for myself and put them away in a folder. Then the big break came when I was asked to be an editor of a gardening newsletter in 2000. I started to write for publication. People enjoyed reading my articles and I …

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