Lemongrass

Like tanderine blossoms in my series The Goblets Immortal, lemongrass is reputed to have healing properties. Note that I am NOT a doctor nor am I giving medical advice in this post. This is all my own experience. I’ve been growing a small crop of lemongrass, and the other week I harvested a small portion […]

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Songs for Writing Time

Here is a list of songs that have inspired and seen me through multiple drafts of novels. Hit it, maestro! For The Goblets Immortal Trilogy*: Ruins of Illusion by LEAH Wicked Game (cover) by Theory of a Deadman Edge of Your Sword by LEAH Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep (version) by LEAH […]

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Late Fee, a short story

            It wasn’t that Neilson Redd was unwilling to pay the fine for his overdue library book. He most certainly did not wish to make a statement about the unfairness of such a program by refusing to pay. He had money in the bank, so lack of funds wasn’t it either. The reason for Neilson’s […]

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Baking With Beth: English Cream Scones

Scones possibly came from Scotland (I love y’all’s pronunciation of them over there!) or Cornwall in the 1500s, and were believed to originally have been flat. Aidan Ingledark (The Goblets Immortal) would have grown up with these baking powder biscuit treats for tea-time with Lord and Lady Clement Ingledark, his parents. I made the scones […]

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Which LOTR Hobbit are You?

Just for fun, I thought I’d make up a short hobbit personality quiz. Don’t take it too seriously 😉 Of the following, which would you say is your greatest strength?a. Taking responsibilityb. Loyaltyc. The ability to see the best in peopled. A sense of fun and adventure Of the following, what would you say is […]

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Paint Me a Thousand Words

The saying goes that a picture is worth a thousand words. I would like to share some of my favorite art, but don’t expect 1,000 words on each! The painting is full of romance and whimsy (two of my favorite things!) He’s looking at her as they run from the onslaught of rain, but she’s […]

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Shadow and Bone – A Short Overview

Shadow and Bone has been adapted for the small screen by Netflix! The mini-series follows the first book of the Grishaverse trilogy along with a made-for-the-series storyline featuring several Six of Crows characters to add some more excitement. Let’s dig in—and be on high alert for some spoilers! The story opens with Alina arriving at […]

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