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Dog Hair (poem) by Leanne Dyck

 April is Poetry Month. To celebrate, I’ll share this poem I wrote for children–and the young…

Review of ‘The Lady and the Dragon’ by Ruth Finnegan ****

Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Maire, and she is sitting by…

You can be the change — #govegan Happy Spring #amreading

This interview is fantastic! I saw Dr. Will Tuttle speak at a vegan potluck and then…

Consider this an extra

I admit to getting fairly lax about updating Entertaining Stories in the last year. Let’s face…

Falling in Love

*** Blissful state that tumbles kingdoms Frees the wary from their phantoms When the naughty boy…

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter! Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com This has been a very odd week in the…

Beware: Easter is a Witches’ Holiday!

I’m not trying to ruin anyone’s Easter celebrations and I realize that most Christians’ hearts are…

SALE!!! How to promote your own books – or maybe not!

People following this blog – yes, both of you – may remember at the end of…

 north fifth street.. in harrisburg pennsylvania  the SHABBY RATHER DINKY OLD HOUSE A SMALL OECE OF…

What I love about Barbie as an amputee.

1. She exists.​ That’s really the only thing that matters to me. She exists. That sounds…

Dog Tired!

Dog tired, exhausted that’s me, Miss Penny speaking. I’ve slept for two days and I may…

An Interview on Side-Writing

Ever since I first heard Erin Nuttall read from her works-in-progress during our time together at…

A Short Visit and a Variety of Thoughts and Happenings

I know it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I thought I could do everything. But I…

The Imperfect Made Perfect

Have you ever noticed we humans have a tendency toward the negative–the little flaws and imperfections…

Seven in March

 I read seven books in March. The Other Bennet Sister by Janice Hadlow That’s Mary*, the…

Looking at LORE from a movie POV

 So, I was thinking: how would one break the LORE and Ancient Terra books down into…

Happy Anniversary to the South Branch Scribbler.

  Photo by Gaelle Marcel. The Scribbler is eight years old. Photo by Adi Goldstein.  …

Review of KINGS & DAEMONS

  KINGS & DAEMONS The Gifted and The Cursed Book 1   MARCUS LEE   Review…

Interview with Author Kristin Harmel

Last year I had the pleasure of meeting New York Times bestselling author Kristin Harmel on…

Missing and Gone

True-crime research, novel writing research, and updates. ***READER DISCRETION IS ADVISED*** BLOG POST #270: Missing and…

Cover Reveal for Bryan Cassiday’s new collection of short stories Ice in the Blood

Here’s the cover for Bryan Cassiday’s thrilling upcoming collection of hard-hitting crime short stories Ice in…

Alex is better

He’s better than he was, anyway. I didn’t push him too much, and so he’s spent…

Good in Everything? part two

Hey, where’s my jewel? Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which like the toad, ugly and…

Sudden Fiction/Twitterature by Tracy Shawn

Three Sudden Fiction/Twitterature Stories  by Tracy Shawn     The End of the Road “Don’t take…

Coffee Pot Book Club Review

Blood Relations: A New World https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3922561586 “I’m sure it’s because of him because the pain left…