Ramblings and Ruminations, Writing

The Goose Girl Cometh!

    It’s happening, my dear people! By November, Lord willing, my retelling of The Goose Girl (and the next installment in The Tales of Ambia series) will be RELEASED!   Annnnd . . . it even has a TITLE!           May I introduce to you . . . A Royal Masquerade!     Because this…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

September In A Nutshell

*falls into the room like a dwarf tumbling through Bilbo Baggin’s front door*     Augh, sorry guys!  I’ve been struggling with my health lately and now I’m behind in everything!     I know you’ve been pining away for an update from me.  #justkidding   And so without further excuses – onto the Nutshell!     – WATCHED –  …

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Ramblings and Ruminations

August in a Nutshell

*slides in*  I’m BACK!  I’m late, but I’m back.     I can only assume that you noticed and grieved my absence.     Ahem. 😀  I’m a bit late posting my Nutshell – so let’s dive right into August, shall we? Watched   I’m not going to post everything I watched – just the highlights!   – Escape of…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

Life At Hedgerose – Chapter Four

Chapter Four Walking On Water And Walking On Eggshells     Titus had known that something was brewing in Folrolf’s mind since before Spring Festival.  His guardian would drift about the house for days, muttering to himself and trailing scraps of parchment—like flotsam in the wake of a receding wave. The paper was covered in strange equations, measurements, and queer,…

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Art, Ramblings and Ruminations

For The Love Of Tintin

Tintin is not a superhero; nor does he possess special powers. He is an ordinary person to whom extraordinary things happen. Curious to a fault, Tintin has been known to follow a story to the ends of the earth, even if this means entering the shadowy worlds of smugglers, jewel thieves, gun runners, tomb robbers and extraordinarily ruthless crime lords!…

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Ramblings and Ruminations, Uncategorized

July In A Nutshell

Why, hello there.     First of all, can I lodge an official protest that OVER HALF OF 2018 IS OVER AND I FEEL LIKE THE SUMMER JUST STARTED. #help     Ahem.  But I digress.  This is the monthly wrap up post where I reflect on what happened in the previous month and what I accomplished.  I got quite…

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May In A Nutshell

Can anyone tell me what happened to May?  It seemed to pass by me in a blur! I still seem to be at sixes and sevens as I write this – so if it seems a little vague or choppy – my apologies!     As I look at this post, it doesn’t look like I did a whole lot –…

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Ramblings and Ruminations

April In A Nutshell

  What happened to April???  Well, I survived it – that much I know.  But as I look back on this month, I wonder why it felt so busy, when it seems I watched an awful lot of TV.  “coughs”  Ah, well – believe it or not – I was busy. And here’s why! – Reading –   I read…

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Best Reads of 2018 – 1st Quarter

Dark House On The Moss (reread) by Constance Savery five stars From the first sentence, I was instantly swept-away. Constance Savery’s vocabulary, softly rhythmic style, gentle humor and steady pace compare to none!  Twist after twists compels us as we discover more and more of the secrets of the Moss and it’s keepers that are spun like delicate and beautiful webs that…

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