Tag: novel

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The Art of Writing Conference {with notes!}

“Every writer should make an effort to attend writers’ conferences,” they said. “It’ll be fun,” they said. Boy howdy, were they right!  Caroline (of Cosmos and a Cuppa) and I set out with her husband Daniel and their 15-month-old on Tuesday morning, bound for the Art of Writing Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Before I go any further with this story, allow me to say … Read More The Art of Writing Conference {with notes!}

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Currently Speaking…

Greetings, everyone! I’m back after my two-week-long break from blogging. During those two weeks, I taught a Vacation Bible School class (the 3- and 4-year-olds) and then allowed myself some much-needed recovery time. The past six months have been a whirlwind for our whole family, but hopefully we’ll be able to enjoy our quiet little hobbit hole for at least the first part of … Read More Currently Speaking…

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Book Review: “The Secret Garden”

When I was very little, a distant teenage cousin from the East Coast sent me some of her old books. One of them was a copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett’s The Secret Garden*, illustrated by Tasha Tudor. I still have this copy, which is a bit amazing, considering that it has a copyright of 1962! My mom even taped it up at some point just … Read More Book Review: “The Secret Garden”