Can you believe it’s already 2018? 2017 flew by like a hawk after it’s prey. Most people look at the new year as a time for resolutions and goal setting. How many of us have failed or forgotten our New Year’s resolutions by the third week of January? ME! Come on, I know I’m not … Continue reading Setting Goals for 2018
I’ve been extremely lucky lately. I’ve won copies of 6 books from blog contests. One of my most recent wins was a copy of Mara Gianferrari’s HELLO GOODBYE DOG. This book holds a very special place in my heart. Amazon’ s description of the story: For Zara’s dog, Moose, nothing is more important … Continue reading HELLO GOODBYE DOG
Happy Monday! I thought today’s book would be perfect for Halloween! Living within driving distance of Roswell, New Mexico, we embrace all things space alien! WHEN YOUR ALIEN RETURNS is one of my favorite books. Of course, I love anything written by Tammi Sauer! She has the ability to use humor in order to demonstrate … Continue reading Master Study Monday- Your Alien Returns
Here is my second entry into Susanna Hill's Halloweensie contest. You can find my first entry, When Your Monster Has the Sneazles, here. Monster's Nightmare (91 words) Monster crouched in the dark, listening for his quarry. DA DUM DUM, DA DUM DUM His hearts pounded in his chest. Inch-by-inch, Monster crept through the … Continue reading Monster’s Nightmare
*Those who got this yesterday, my apologies, I goofed and scheduled it for the wrong day. I hope you will read it again as changes have been make and links added. Yay! It's here! Susanna Leonard Hill's annual Halloweensie contest. If you aren't familiar with this writing contest you are missing out. The contest is … Continue reading Halloweensie 2017
Ever since school has been back in session, life has been crazy. I've had to start scheduling my day by the half-hour. Between kids and their activities, spending time with the hubs, working some at the girls school, and volunteering I've pushed writing to the back of the list. BUT...I changed that this month! I … Continue reading What a Week!
A lemming is a small, cute, little rodent that is found on the tundra in the Arctic. So what does the lemming have to do with writing you ask? Quite a bit, if you follow along with my crazy thread! Please hear me out before you quit following my blog. As writers, we may see … Continue reading Leaping Lemmings
As a former American History teacher, I thought I knew quite a bit. But, this weeks book taught me a few things. In a search for a nonfiction mentor text, I found NOAH WEBSTERS' FIGHTING WORDS by Tracy Nelson Maurer and illustrated by Mircea Catusanu. This little gem had me hooked from the first sentence. … Continue reading Master Study Monday #4
Here's a quick MSM of John Briggs' LEAPING LEMMINGS. We all know that lemmings will follow each other to their death with out thinking, but, Larry the lemming is not like the others. His originality leads to some difficulty but he saves the day in the end. Leaping Lemmings I'll be posting more MSM … Continue reading Master Study Monday #3
I apologize for being MIA for the last month or so. Things in the LaCombe Maison (house) have been wild. It all started with school getting out in May. Who can work with 2 teen girls demanding your attention? I must admit though, I love having them home. They have turned into pretty cool human … Continue reading I’m Back!