Puppy Love #Flash4Storms

Puppy LoveI found her in a ditch at a stop sign, playing with a deflated basketball. She was only a few weeks old, a puppy most likely abandoned by her stray mother. I brought her home, and she eased the loneliness of my empty nest. Harvey, Irma, Maria… These hurricanes have hit hard, leaving massive […]

BFF in a Box

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When you walk into a room filled with balloons, you expect to see party hats, to hear someone singing the birthday song. To smell cake and ice cream. You can almost taste the red punch the instant you lay eyes on the first shiny balloon. The rectory doors slammed shut behind her and Cameron jerked […]

Authors and Options

Everyone knows the publishing industry has come a long way from a time during which publishing houses were the gatekeepers. Now, authors can bypass big houses (and their dubious, unnecessarily complicated contracts) altogether. Create Space makes it possible (and easy) to offer print copies to your readers without having to take a risk on physical […]