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I Just Realized

I just realized that I may not live to see a female president in the United States. I just realized that the America I live in is not the America I thought I… Continue reading

Mystery Novels

I recently gave a lesson to the youth in my church and to get their attention, I asked them if they liked a good mystery. I showed them a slide with some of… Continue reading

Literary Wives: There Is No One Way to Be a Woman

American Housewife (2016), a collection of short stories by Helen Ellis, is the Literary Wives bloggers’ pick for this month. It is witty, poignant, hilarious, dark, timely, and accessible. Please see more of… Continue reading

Children’s Books and Visual Design: Student Work

I’m teaching a visual rhetoric course at my new university this year. It has been so much fun to create and just as much fun to teach. I have mostly upper-level English majors… Continue reading

Forgiving Is Easy: The Light Between Oceans

It has been a long time since I’ve cried while reading a book. However, it happened recently when I finished The Light Between Oceans (2012) by M. L. Stedman. I did not just… Continue reading

Wicked Girls

What happens when two children who murdered another child together grow up, are released from prison, and then find each other again? That is the premise of Alex Marwood’s thriller The Wicked Girls… Continue reading

Fiction Friday: Chapter 16

Read previous chapters here. This is the final chapter. Chapter 16 Leda enters the hospital with Diane on her heels. She thinks her daughter is talking to her, trying to calm her, but… Continue reading

Miniatures

I started “building” a miniature house in one of the rooms of my basement. I got the idea after reading this book with my six-year-old daughter. The photos are of a real miniature… Continue reading

Falles of Valencia, Spain

In early April, I visited Valencia, Spain, for an academic conference. I spent a few days there and had time to do a little sightseeing. I haven’t yet posted about it, and I… Continue reading

Fiction Friday: Chapter 15

To read previous chapters, click here. Chapter 15 Leda is proud of her fifteen-year-old grandson Michael. He is the only one who is not squeamish and who does not flinch when helping his… Continue reading