Let Your Words Flow

Let Your Words Flow
Let Your Words Flow

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Join the Fun at Book Market of Sevierville - Oct. 27th.

OCT. 27, 2018 Book Market of Sevierville

Book Market of Sevierville
October 27, 2018. I’ll be at a multi-author event at Book Market of Sevierville! Come out and check out the fun form 11:00am till 3:00.
I will post more information as soon as I receive it.
Book Market of Sevierville
1645 Parkway, Ste. 670
Sevierville, TN 37862

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Young readers still have time for a summer read!

Young readers you know still have time for a summer read. Check out Fairy Chase by Debbie Dadey!


I always enjoy reading the stories of Debbie Dadey. Fairy Chase is book 18 in her Mermaid Tales series. In Fairy Chase, Echo is so excited when her Aunt tells her about the Hairy Fairy that she wants to see the fairy for herself. She also wants to catch the Hairy Fairy in the act of tangling her hair while she sleeps. According to legend, Echo will be rewarded with treasure if she can catch the fairy. The Hairy Fairy is too tricky to be caught, so Echo and her friends decide to go on a fairy chase near Whale Mountain. What Echo catches is a surprise to everyone. Even us readers.

Each book in the Mermaid Tales series features a cast of friends who discover cool facts about plants and animals found in and around our oceans. It’s cool because I get to discover cool things about the ocean along with them.

Click here to get your copy! https://goo.gl/VzTNAi

Monday, August 13, 2018

Rejection or Blessing?

Rejection or Blessing?

Imagine you have been waiting for over six months to hear about a short story submission you sent to a children’s magazine. The market listing states they reply within four to six weeks. As the months pass, your hopes rise thinking your story has passed the first reader and has made it to the top editor. 

One day you check your email.

“RE: Your Story.”

Excitement builds as you open the mail and read.

Dear Author,

We appreciate the opportunity to…. Rejected. Rejection. Rejection….

Oh well. It’s not your first, nor will it be your last, unless you stop writing.

It’s not my first or last either. I was bummed out for a couple of days. I knew it would take time to find another magazine to submit to, and because of other projects I have going, (a novel and a chapter book series idea), I thought about shelving it for a while. Then it hit me. The characters and premise could be a chapter book series.

If the story had been accepted, I would not have the chance to bring these characters to life in their own series! Now it’s time to brainstorm, outline, plot, and give new life to my story.

This latest rejection was a blessing.

How do you handle rejection?

Saturday, August 4, 2018


 I do take time to look at nature.

Time. Who has enough? Work, family, friends, pets, meals, medical appointments, relaxing, writing, reading, and sleep. Where does time go?

I find that when I am pressed for writing time, I don’t always update my blog, my Facebook page, my Twitter posts, and my website. That’s okay. At least that’s what I tell myself.

I just wanted to take time to say hi and to let you know I’m still around. I am waiting to hear news from three submissions I have out, and I’m working on a new novel.

Where does your time go?