Things are going south

My family has made a wild and wonderful decision for our immediate future: we are going to move to Costa Rica for at least a year. "What?" some of you gasp. "Why on earth would they do that?" Well people, it's because when life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. CLICHE ALERT!  [Come on, Mara. You're a … Continue reading Things are going south

Behind the glass

A bit of Flash for the weekly writing challenge which gave us the image below to act as muse. Extra challenge, what else did Edward Hopper paint that is as iconic as Nighthawks? Probably nothing, but he has some absolutely lovely pieces--check out the link...but don't forget to come back and read as well. Joseph … Continue reading Behind the glass

NaNoWriMo: 22 days until the ride begins

When planning just isn't your cup of proverbial tea.

Artful Wordcrafting…why I love Patricia McKillip (and others of her ilk)

Dearest Readers, those who have seen my previous post about the evolution of the novel, know that I was an English Lit. major in college. But my love of books started much earlier, with my mother reading aloud to my brother and me at night, or when we took the seven hour drive to visit … Continue reading Artful Wordcrafting…why I love Patricia McKillip (and others of her ilk)