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Favorite Toddler Halloween Books

If you have a small child in your life, chances are that you’ve read your fair share of children’s books. Our 2.5 year old son LOVES to read, so our collection is pretty big and includes everything from board books to early-grade readers. Many of these were gifts from our baby shower (attendees brought a […]

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Goodreads Ads: Worth the Price?

You probably know by now that my debut novel, The Elect, was recently published through a small press – Clean Reads. After the initial excitement simmered down, I realized that my biggest challenge was not going to be actually writing the book. It was/is going to be marketing my book. I have the standard Facebook […]

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Top 5 Vacation Spots

It’s no secret that my husband and I love to travel. Since we’re both teachers, we are a bit limited in how much we can spend on a trip, but we exchange that for the benefit of having 7-8 weeks of freedom during the summer (when we aren’t prepping for next year). We were married […]

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Purple Flowers

“There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” – Henri Matisse I love working in the garden. I do. I suppose I get it from my mom’s mother, Bernice – my Grandmommy. She passed away last year, but as a child, I remember going up to visit my grandparents at the top […]

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My Path to Publication

Back in 2012, I was in the throes of job-searching and soul-searching. My husband and I had been married for nearly 3 years, and I was having a heck of a time finding a teaching job despite having graduated with my Master’s degree in 2009. Opportunities weren’t plentiful, especially for a female history teacher in sports-driven […]

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