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Book Preview: Left at the Mango Tree

Left at the Mango Tree (2013), a debut novel by Stephanie Siciarz, is set on the imaginary tropical island of Oh. It is narrated by Almondine Orlean, who recounts the twin mysteries of her birth as a white infant on … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Journey

This is my first preview of children’s fiction. I believe there is something extra-special about stories for children. No matter what your age, experiencing a book for kids (and their adults) takes you on a magical adventure in time back … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hobbit

This post celebrates that remarkable work of fiction, The Hobbit, by J. R. R. Tolkien (1937) . Where to begin? I read this timeless classic, much more than just another fantasy novel, to my three children when they were young. Then I went on to … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words – Script Frenzy Day 25!

Here we are, down to the last week of a frenzied script-writing experience. I am only a few pages behind, at seventy-six. That’s twenty-four more pages to go. So I need to average four pages a day (including today, of … Continue reading

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Wednesday Words: Script Frenzy Day 11

One third of the way through Script Frenzy month, on day eleven, and I am rolling along. I am a little behind on page count, at barely 27 pages, but with the holiday weekend behind me, I am bound to catch … Continue reading

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Sunday Story – Grandma’s Red Cedar conclusion

Here is Part II of my fable (read Part I here): Grandma added years to her life, but they did not take away her determination.  Traffic was rerouted around the Red Cedar, and a child was born beneath its sturdy boughs.  The … Continue reading

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Sunday Story – Grandma’s Red Cedar

Here is Part I of my next fable! Near the northernmost corner of the California coast, a comfortable village hugged the conifer-studded arms of the rugged mountains.  A wildly twisting river found its way through thick, dark forests, around steep … Continue reading

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