Ten things I did not realized I missed until our daughter came home from boarding school.

Ten things I did not realized I missed until our daughter came home from boarding school.

Packing a lunch. I haven’t done this for three years and now I finally get to again. Researching quotes for lunch bag love notes. Occasionally, I even make up a few, which is always good for a laugh. Finding my jellybean jar empty. This is much better for my waistline. I’ve already lost 5 pounds. School events. I swear everywhere you look you can find some sort of plot line. Multiple sets of shoes by the front door. Granted we...

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What do you Read?

I saw this picture on the Internet of a book I love. It caught my eye and made me think about the kind of books I read. Life has so many ups and downs. It is full of pits, some deeper than others, from which one must pull themselves. I personally read to escape, to relax and to help myself out of these holes. Becoming a reader was a struggle. I quite literally avoided it for a very long time, only starting when I finally found books that could...

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A guest blog from the real Blakely-

A guest blog from the real Blakely-

To the majority of people, boarding school is a foreign concept that can only be understood by watching the ever so insightful Nickelodeon show, Zoe 101. Whenever I tell anyone I go to a boarding school they can’t help but ask, “what on earth did you do that was bad enough to get sent away from home?”. However, much to their disappointment of being deprived of a riveting story of whatever shenanigan I got caught doing, this...

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The Long Road to Publication

The Long Road to Publication

It’s really happening, Hush- A Lakeview Novel  is out. I have been travelling down this road for a year and a half, four if you count my first book Shanghaied that still waits on my desk calling my name. This path has had bumps, troughs, and occasional water hazards. The views and destination are well worth it though. My nerves jump through hoops and I wonder about switching to decaf. People are actually going to read my work. I need...

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Making the leap… my very first blog post!

Making the leap… my very first blog post!

Well here it is: my inaugural post. I’d like to begin this blogging adventure by thanking you for tuning in and taking the time to check out my new blog. This part of my writing life should be fun, a little quirky and a great way for you to get to know me better – and vice versa. I hope I can do so without boring you to pieces. If you ever have a thought you wish to share, a bit of your life, please comment below. Beyond my Bio and the Q...

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