Review of The House on Foster Hill by Jamie Jo Wright

I stayed up late and got up early to finish reading this mystery! Fiction hangover is real, and I have it now. When I picked this one up, I didn’t initially see the Christian tag, but I was grateful for...

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Seeds, Strains, Chefs, and 3000 lb Pumpkins

A pumpkin on the road to becoming world record size can, at the height of its growing season, gain 1-2 pounds an hour and guzzle 100 gallons of water a day. This was one of a few facts that bent...

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I Should/Could/Would Be Writing

I had a moment or two recently that brought to mind something I’ve been meaning to write about. Creativity and English’s subjunctive mood. Sounds pretentious, but that was going to be the title of the hypothetical post. Stick with me, and...

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Amazon Wisdom Keeper: A Psychologist’s Memoir of Spiritual Awakening

Who is Dr. Tuyl? I wished I’d known her credentials before beginning this read, but honestly I might not have picked it up if I had. Now I’m very glad I read it. I feel like this book came into...

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Dog Show Fever

RVs rolling in and setting up isn’t a rare sight at the Prescott Valley Event Center. On one of the first cool weekends in September, though, each RV came paired with kennels, collapsible fencing, food and water dishes, grooming...

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Reviving An Old Project

  A book can get shelved before it’s finished, but not in the good way. Creative work can get pushed to the bottom of the to-do list when priorities shift or you lose interest for the latest shiny new idea. This doesn’t...

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Book Tag – Reader Problems

Readers vary in style and opinion; just saying you’re a bookworm doesn’t narrow down your habits any. I’m of the opinion that, just like anything, people can love books in as ways as individual as they are in this...

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Australian Druidry: Connecting with the Sacred Landscape by Julie Brett

I’ll admit, when I saw this title I believed it was a contradiction in terms. Maybe not a direct contradiction, but when I hear “druid” I think of pre-Christian western Europeans, not Australia. Some of the most cherished seasonal celebrations...

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POV: Writing the Bystander Viewpoint

Using the term “Main Character (MC)” is sticky when your story is told through the viewpoint of a bystander. Who’s the "MC" when you have a viewpoint character who is telling the story but isn’t the main actor? Well, that’s...

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Holding Space: On Loving, Dying, and Letting Go by Amy Wright Glenn

If you’re going to read nonfiction, do it with purpose. Holding Space drew my attention for a personal and pressing reason. My father is fighting cancer. He will never stop fighting it, such is the diagnosis. This one will...

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