One Page

By S. J. Brown Recently I was reviewing some guidelines from a publisher. They wanted the usual information like my name, contact information, the name of the book I was proposing and the word count. Then I saw it the next requirement was an impossible task, a one page synopsis. I needed to share all … Continue reading One Page


Next Stop Home

By S. J. Brown I hope everyone enjoyed their summer as much as I did. I was on the road a lot, but by choice not necessity. In early June I attended the WV Writers conference. As always it was an energizing three days. I attended a number of workshops, conversed with friends on the … Continue reading Next Stop Home

Team Work

By S. J. Brown  Like many writers I am a bit of a loner.  I can easily spend large blocks of time alone and be quite content.  I also find that being part of a team can be very rewarding. I was recently part of a team of a few dozen people that gathered together … Continue reading Team Work

April showers bring May flowers?

Have you ever wondered where some of the old sayings came from?  I have.  I recently looked up April showers bring May flowers and here are two lyrics from well-known performers. Here’s two from well-known singers-- Life is not a highway strewn with flowers Still it holds a goodly share of bliss When the sun … Continue reading April showers bring May flowers?

Miles of Memories – Part 2: Two-Footed Friends & Family

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Earlier this month my husband and I traveled through and to several states to visit friends and family, covering several thousand miles. Last week I wrote my thoughts on four-footed friends that have impacted my life. This week I'm remembering the two-footed friends and family that those 4,000-miles brought … Continue reading Miles of Memories – Part 2: Two-Footed Friends & Family

Miles of Memories – Part 1: Four-Footed Friends

This post by Gayle M. Irwin My husband and I recently returned from a nearly 4,000-mile journey through several states as we visited friends and family. The journey brought back many memories as well as reconnections with people I hadn’t seen in many years (more on all that next week). Some of the memories stirred … Continue reading Miles of Memories – Part 1: Four-Footed Friends

Cherish the Small Things in Life by Cher’ley

This Blog  by Cher'ley Grogg An eyelash, a blade of grass, Tinkerbelle, Jack, and an embryo all have something in common they are small but important. I lived in Texas for quite a while and in Texas the bigger the better. Everything is bigger in Texas, or so I've heard. I have come to realize that on this earth, the most … Continue reading Cherish the Small Things in Life by Cher’ley

The Force of Nostalgia

by Sarah M. Chen New Year's is always the time when we look back on the previous year and reflect, but I’m going to do things a little differently here. I’m going all the way back to my childhood. Why? Because I went to see the new Star Wars. It wasn’t something I had to … Continue reading The Force of Nostalgia

Many Ways to Give Thanks

This post by L.Leander, Author of Fearless Fiction  Thank you for the world so sweet Thank you for the food we eat Thank you for the birds that sing Thank you God for everything.                                   Child’s mealtime prayer  Tomorrow … Continue reading Many Ways to Give Thanks

Tomatoes of My Youth

By Stephanie Stamm My parents grew the best tomatoes in the world. We didn’t know what kind they were. My uncle had gotten the seeds somewhere, and he passed some on to my parents, who continued to save seeds from year to year. We called them “Stamm Tomatoes,” because no one else around had tomatoes … Continue reading Tomatoes of My Youth