Showing posts from October, 2013
THE INTENTION OF MY AMBITION It took me a while, but I finally have it--the intention of my ambition with this blog! I write for both adults and children, but my heart lies in children's literature. Today's kids face much more than their parents, grandparents, aunts or uncles. Some authors are writing about it, others are not. I want this to be a place where things that are right should urge others (and myself) to write, talk, and understand. You already know from my previous nattering that topics such as bullying, domestic violence, grounding, single parent families, blended families, building your own self-esteem, and a host of others will appear like falling leaves. You can catch them, let them crumble in your hand or allow them to spark an idea, a thought, a different way of looking at them, or even a new story (if you write). I'll also do book reviews from selected "kid's lit" and announcements of new books hitting your favorite ereader, bookstore, or …

This is my first blog, and frankly I haven't quite decided where to take it.

Life has always been a series of curiosity journeys for me much like catching leaves. As a new leaf, or idea, fell in my peripheral vision, a little voice inside my head told me to grasp it, examine it, and then decide if it was worth experiencing it. If it was, that little leaf embedded itself in my heart and soul and became part of who I am. Through the time I've been granted to exist on this earth, I've had the privilege of collecting numerous leaves--some green and promising a new and better future--and some moldy and dark promising nothing more than trials and tribulations. Each one, however, propelling me in a different direction.

One of the leaves I grasped when I was very young put a pencil and notebook in my hands. It became a place of refuge--a net of sorts to catch my dreams, my passions, my heartaches, and my fantasies. As I grew older, other leaves fell and I became a wife, a m…