A Fun Peek at a Favorite 2021 Christmas Present

Picture of a Corona typewriter As you may have seen on Twitter, I got my grandpa's typewriter for Christmas. Grandpa Overmyer would write letters to friends and family on it every Sunday and Wednesday evening. And every Christmas, he made certain to write a letter to Grandma. ❤ The machine is manual, portable (? it… Continue reading A Fun Peek at a Favorite 2021 Christmas Present

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2022 and a Lack of Scheduling

Well, I did it. I managed to post a blog post every Friday of 2021--go, me. This year, however, might be a tad different. Just a heads up: I might only be posting occasionally. Or I might post every week. Or a few times a week. 2022 is the year of no blogging schedule. I… Continue reading 2022 and a Lack of Scheduling


Books I Read in 2021

Happy New Year's Eve -- celebrate safely and responsibly. Me? I'll be staying in and reading probably, thanks. Speaking of... Here is a list of books I read this year: The Midnight Library by Matt HaigAnxious People by Fredrik BackmanFull Time Author by Eileen CookBuild Better Characters by Eileen CookThe Queen's Gambit by Walter TevisStrategic… Continue reading Books I Read in 2021


7 Wintry Books

Seeing as it's winter and the solstice is merely several days away, I thought it might be fun to compile a list, albeit a short one, of books set in the winter months. And so, without further ado... WINTRY READS! The Long Winter (Little House, #6) by Laura Ingalls WilderLIW tells the story of her… Continue reading 7 Wintry Books


November’s Book Signing

Last month on the 6th, I participated in a multi-author book signing at the Avon Lake Public Library in Northern Ohio. The AM shift had around twenty children's authors, and the PM shift, comprised of adult's authors, had closer to sixteen, I think. Here are a few pictures from the event: As you can see,… Continue reading November’s Book Signing


Goals for 2022

Well, the year is winding to close. 100 years ago, the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Gertrude Stein were flocking to Paris France and living it up. Seems like a golden age, doesn't it? I suggest you read When Paris Sizzled by Mary McAuliffe and watch Midnight in Paris. Both are great and will give… Continue reading Goals for 2022


10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Writers

It's the day after Thanksgiving (hope you had a great one!), which means it's time for the annual question: "What do I get my writer friend/family member for Christmas?" So, as usual, I've put together a list of ideas. Note that I have not tried all of the ideas, so you do so at your… Continue reading 10 Christmas Gift Ideas for Writers


Baking With Beth: Pumpkin Bread

In the mood for some hearty seasonal bread? Tuck in--or put on an apron--and read on! 3 1/2 C flour1 T baking powder1 t baking soda, salt, cinnamon1/4 t ground cloves4 large eggs, beaten1 1/2 C white sugar1 C brown sugar2 sticks butter, melted1 15 or 16 ounce can of pure pumpkin Grease and flour… Continue reading Baking With Beth: Pumpkin Bread


Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021

I've read a lot of good books this decade so far. Here's a look at my top eleven favorites thus far (I couldn't narrow it down to ten!) Ophelia by Lisa M. Klein - I read this one in 2020. It's based on Shakespeare's play Hamlet but from the perspective of Ophelia, Hamlet's love interest.… Continue reading Top 11 Books I’ve Read in 2020 and 2021