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Lucky Duck

Lucky Duck

I reworked an earlier piece for the new #KidLitVibes contest run by a very engaged and generous PB critique group. I spun the wheel and got lucky, literally, as my word. I wasn’t going to enter as nothing had occurred to me, until I went for an evening stroll...
Fired Up

Fired Up

Fires are for reading by, chatting and napping by, cooking over, adding light to the night and warming up winter. That in 2021 U.S. citizens, including elected school board members in not far enough away Spotsylvania County, VA, promoted burning books they don’t...
To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

I made it to the lighthouse on a recent family beach visit, decades after I wrote the best chapter of my college honors thesis on Virginia Woolf’s To The Lighthouse. Hello, Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall was more in keeping with the reading list for the trip as...