Finding Books – Saving a Language and a Culture – by Renee Kimball

 Posted by Renee Kimball  “There are ways to recover, say tomato seeds, but language is an oral medium . . . it is gone if direct speakers are dead and nothing has been done to document it.” - Keren Rice In 2013, Raveena Aulakh reported that “half of the world’s 7,000 languages” faced extinction by … Continue reading Finding Books – Saving a Language and a Culture – by Renee Kimball

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The West Virginia 6 Pack

Let me tell you about the West Virginia 6 Pack. No, I am not talking about a beverage or food of any kind. The WV 6 pack is what I am calling 6 people from WV who traveled to Delaware to visit the beaches along the bay and rescue some wild critters. Our little group … Continue reading The West Virginia 6 Pack

Planning

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

SENIOR SEASON AUTHORS

POSTED BY KAREN INGALLS SENIOR SEASON AUTHORS  How do we define a senior season individual? We usually immediately think of gray hair, wrinkled skin, stooped bodies, slow minds, forgetfulness, dentures, and canes. Typical statements by seniors are: My life is almost over             I am too old to cook, clean, drive, exercise, etc.             All … Continue reading SENIOR SEASON AUTHORS

Making it better

By S J Brown Each of us in our own way tries to make the world a little better. Writer’s help people escape their daily woes and immerse themselves in another place and time, making the world a little better. I know a number of teachers that don’t end their connection with their students when … Continue reading Making it better

The Best Books You Never Read

By S J Brown The world is filled with unfinished manuscripts. They are stuffed in drawers, stored in a computer file, or sitting on a desktop waiting to be completed. Many years ago I joined a writers group. I admit some members were working on works that apparently weren’t that memorable since I don’t remember … Continue reading The Best Books You Never Read

So, You Want to Write A Book…

    This post by Keri De Deo   When I meet people and mention that I'm an author and editor, they often launch into their book writing aspirations. They end the discussion with the statement, “But I don’t know where to start.” Yes, Lewis Carroll said, “Begin at the beginning,” but it’s not as … Continue reading So, You Want to Write A Book…

BRRRRRR

By S. J. Brown I hope everyone has been keeping warm in these frigid temperatures. Freezing temperatures add a whole new set of challenges for a wildlife photographer. It is a bit harder to sneak up on my subjects in layers of clothes and warm boots. Warm thick gloves make it a little harder to … Continue reading BRRRRRR

From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

Posted by M. K. Waller * In November, Austin Mystery Writers, my critique group, published its second crime fiction anthology, LONE STAR LAWLESS. Today I'm sharing an excerpt from my story, "When Cheese Is Love." To set the scene: English teacher Tabitha Baynes has come to Fonda de Paz, the best Tex-Mex restaurant in Central … Continue reading From Lone Star Lawless: “When Cheese Is Love”

My Year in Review

BY S. J. Brown Since this is my last blog for 2017 I thought I would sum up my year. Once again it has been a busy year. Yes I was on the road a lot. But I love traveling and luckily Jay indulges me. I managed to cross another state off my bucket list … Continue reading My Year in Review