THE LEPRECHAUN’S GHOST

by Savannah Hendricks Lucy Greene woke from her nap, the blankets wrapped tightly around her body. Her bold blonde locks stood at points, courtesy of her pixie hairstyle. Even a two-hour nap couldn’t lessen its spunk. She reluctantly stood up, and made her way down the hall to the thermostat. It read sixty-six degrees. Lucy…

Christmas Without You

Bells, chimes of gold.  Lights, warmth of colors.  Ornaments, classic and new.  Angel sits atop, a useless reminder.   Cookies and snow, wonderings of what might have been float from the steam of hot cocoa.  Dreams of a future, untouched by you. 

Holiday Kids’ Book Reviews

Little Fox, Lost by Nicole Snitselaar with illustrations by Alicia Padron – although not a holiday themed book, the story is set in the beautiful winter snow. Fox is, of course, lost. A simple story with a simple message. The illustrations make you feel like you are viewing the story through a snow-globe. How Do…

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life – *spoilers*

Let’s talk Gilmore Girls: A year in the life. Whether you watched Gilmore Girls within the last few years on Netflix, or were an original fan, chances are you binge watched the new four episodes. The show felt like an old comfy sweater that was accidentally stuck in the dryer and shrunk. Chances are you…

Nowhere Out ~ POEM

by Savannah Hendricks   His tears fell with the rhythm of the rain             Streaming down the diminutive window Her captivation with a creased photo of a retriever             Held firmly between unkept fingertips He glared at grimy walls             Whispering names from his lips Locks and alarms             Bars and codes Time existing through…

Thanksgiving Book Reviews – kid’s books

Pete the Cat – First Thanksgiving by Kimberly and James Dean – This story read a little too over the top non-fiction, a story that is all telling without showing anything. Thanksgiving Rules by Laurie Friedman – I loved this book! The rhyming of the story is excellent and the story is something new that…

A World of Fake Images

First, let me say that I understand body shaming is happening to both men and women. I am well aware that there are airbrushed magazines with shirtless guys on the cover. However, I am a woman and I can only view it from a woman’s perspective. My friend recently sent me an airbrushed photo of…

Maxi’s Secrets (or what you can learn from a dog) – book review

Maxi’s Secrets by Lynn Plourde This middle grade book is about the relationship between Timminy, his dog Maxi and his neighbor Abby. While it was an enjoyable story, I felt it lacked the arc needed to make the story really sizzle. For me, the side character, of Rory felt unimportant, when it really could have…

The Upcoming of SEND

I have mentioned in a few prior post that my latest middle grade WIP has been an amazing story of beauty to write. It has been, mostly, my only focus this summer. It’s been in the 90’s here in Phoenix as we are mid-way through October, so I am saying it’s still summer (I MISS…

Why I Decided to Give my Dog Apoquel

Some of you know that Awesome has had a long struggle with everything from allergies to bladder stones. In fact since he turned about 2 years old he has dealt with chronic ear infections, and chronic skin yeast infections to chronic dermatitis between his front paws. It became so bad between his paws that I…

Halloween Book Reviews – kid’s books

Corduroy’s Best Halloween Ever! by Don Freeman – I had high hopes for this book, but Corduroy’s discovery of a costume was a let down. Sadly, I don’t think kids would find Corduroy’s costume great either. 10 Busy Brooms by Carole Gerber – Cute Halloween themed counting book. Illustrations by Michael Fleming fill out the…