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Where Did the Time Go?

Seems like yesterday I was blogging about how hard it is to envision the yet-to-be-designed cover of my book Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, and how torturous it is to wait for the galley proof. Today I'm happy to provide two exciting updates: My cover is almost done -- it looks fab! -- and I'm proofing … Continue reading Where Did the Time Go?

Fun Photo Friday: Jean Zungola’s Little Book

pages from book of lord alfred tennyson's poem the may queen

This Friday’s Fun Photo post features a tattered, much-loved small book, The May Queen by Alfred Lord Tennyson, owned by Jean Zungola, a friend from one of the writers’ groups I belong to. Jean’s mother used to read this poem to her and her sister when they were children, and Jean inherited the sentimental keepsake … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Jean Zungola’s Little Book

How to Re-organize Your Bookshelf Using (Il)logical Categories

vintage classic books from author s.m. stevens bookshelf

Moving to a new home, as I recently did, means a fresh start at one’s bookshelf — a chance to wander through the collection, re-visit old friends, and maybe pluck out a few titles that have fallen out of favor and deserve a more loving home. It’s also a time to re-organize your books in … Continue reading How to Re-organize Your Bookshelf Using (Il)logical Categories

Fun Photo Friday: How to Mount a Camel

girl with long hair from back riding camel in desert

Camels are amazing, virtually sandstorm-proof animals. Three sets of eyelids and two rows of eyelashes keep sand out of their eyes, and nostrils that shut entirely keep sand out of their noses. Fascinating statistics about camels abound. They can run up to 40 miles (64 kilometers) per hour, which is as fast as a racehorse, … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: How to Mount a Camel