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Readers are at the heart

Readers are at the heart of my writing. I love to hear from them, what they're reading, and why they continue to read. Many people start out reading as children. For other people reading becomes part of their life when they're caring for their own children, or reading...

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The Joy of Spring Living

The Joy of Spring Living

Every spring I am reminded of Wordsworth's poem that describes one of the most uplifting flowers of spring, the daffodil; a flower native to the lake district in England, but has become a part of spring here in North America: A host, of golden daffodils; Beside the...

Once Upon a Snowy Morning

Once Upon a Snowy Morning

It's snowing! Yeah, for a lot of you, snow is not a big part of your life. For others, like me, snow plays a huge role in my winter. Snow can be fun, fearsome, a nuisance or a blessing. In the latter case, think 'snow days'. There is something so peaceful in watching...

A Little Girl’s Wish

A Little Girl’s Wish

Elizabeth stood peering through the frost-etched window at the shining snow and sparkling branches of a Maple tree, her feet stinging from the cold her knitted socks could not ease. The tiny space contained an elaborate archway, a pretension of a half century before,...