Tag Archive | adventure

Traveling with Samwise

Traveling with Samwise

“This is the hour of the Shire-folk, when they arise from their quiet fields to shake the towers and counsels of the Great.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings

Interview with Nadine Brandes

Interview with Nadine Brandes

A couple of weeks ago I had the opportunity to interview Nadine Brandes, author of the Out of Time series. Nadine was so much fun to interview. I’ve always loved reading author interviews and I had an even better time getting the chance to ask all the questions. 😉 So, without further ado, here we […]

Called 2 Speak: Mission and Passion

Called 2 Speak: Mission and Passion

What makes you want to speak out? I’m proud to be part of the Blog Hop promoting A Time to Speak. This hop is to spread the word about Nadine Brandes’s new dystopian novel, A Time to Speak, releasing October 16th. It is also to encourage myself and others to speak out for our passions and against injustice. I […]

I’d Punch a Lion

I’d Punch a Lion

I recently had the opportunity to be a beta reader for a children’s book that is in the works. The book is called I’d Punch A Lion in his Eye for You and it was written by my good buddy Ben Wolf and illustrated by the amazing Benjamin Lucas Powell. Now, I have to say, […]

The Mountain

The Mountain

“I’m not climbing that! I can’t.” I shielded my eyes and looked up the steep slope in front of me, there just wasn’t any way. “This is the path I’ve given you.” “But, Lord, this isn’t some hill we’re talking about, this is a mountain!” I took a deep breath and tried to calm myself. […]

Waiting

Waiting

My family and I went camping this weekend. A family getaway seems like a pretty normal thing, doesn’t it? For my family it was huge and not just because we were packing for a four day wilderness adventure for ten people. This is our second, family vacation in six years. Last year in August the […]

One More Step

One More Step

“If I take one more step, it’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been.”—Samwise Gamgee. Sam’s words from The Fellowship of the Ring perfectly describe the stage of writing I’m in now. Actually, every step I’ve taken since the beginning of this month when I finished my first draft has been one more […]

Camping Excursion

Camping Excursion

Last weekend I took my family camping. There were several other families from my kids’ school who were all going together, so at the last minute, we tagged along. My husband is more of an indoor person, so doing something like this is pretty much all on me to get what we need and make […]