Post written by Keri De Deo The United States seems to be in crisis. According to the CDC, suicide rates have increased 30% since 1999. There were 45,000 suicides in 2016 alone! Naturally, we hear mostly about celebrities and public figures. There also seems to be a snowball effect. According to CNN, “suicide contagion” is … Continue reading We Need You!
Thanks to Mike Staton’s post here for inspiring this. When I was growing up in the 1960’s, my family was living in Tucson, Arizona, and a trip downtown was exciting because we had to drive through a large tunnel in order to get there. Dad or Mother kept honking the horn, as we drove through, … Continue reading My Downtown Memories by Abbie Johnson Taylor
By S. J. Brown All of my online friends know I am a wildlife photographer and Author. Hubby and I travel quite a lot and visit out of the way places to get close to critters. What few people realize is I have a day job. For years hubby has asked me to quit my … Continue reading My Other Life
by Cole Smith The experts tell us that to be successful in the marketplace, we need to be prolific. We should publish 2 or 3 books a year! Whoa! But how can we be more productive without sacrificing quality? Here are three books that will help you write more quality words faster than … Continue reading Write Your Next Novel Faster
By S. J. Brown Have you ever wondered what goes into a field trip for a wildlife photographer? January is when I plan out large portions of my year. As snow piles up outside Jay and I spread books, maps and the trusted atlas on the dining room table. We have notes from shows we … Continue reading Planning
Post by Cole Smith Have you ever read a book that was so good, it made you forget that you kinda-sorta hate math? I mean, I don't hate math anymore. In fact, I like it. But that little turn-around was years of tears, dread, and self-loathing in the making. So imagine how … Continue reading Math, Science, and Fiction: 3 Novels That Blend Prose and Numbers
Here are twenty-five fun questions I picked up from blogger Amaan Khan. I triple dog dare you to answer these, either on your own blog or in the comments field. My answers are below. *** Q1: Do you have any pets? A: No, although I like cats and dogs, after being my late husband Bill's … Continue reading Let’s Talk by Abbie Johnson Taylor
I know it’s a day early, but here’s a poem I wrote for my late husband to commemorate Valentine’s Day. You can click on the title to hear me read it and sing a related song. I hope that tomorrow, you do something special with the one you love. *** TO MY DEPARTED VALENTINE … Continue reading A Valentine Song and Poem by Abbie Johnson Taylor
It feels like it took forever to get The Princess Prophecy out into the world. From the idea to it finally being live was almost three years. And it's not a long book. Procrastination isn't my middle name for no reason. Of course it was the fear that made me do other things instead of … Continue reading The Princess is here – what’s next?
In the winter of 2002, I was single and living here in Sheridan, Wyoming. A couple of months after subscribing, I decided to pose a question on Newsreel, an audio magazine where people with visual impairments could share ideas and music and trade or sell items. Being a writer who attended workshops away from my … Continue reading How I Fell in Love with My Ideal Partner by Abbie Johnson Taylor