Kickstart Joy! — Eternal Wanderings!

Have you heard of the Eternal Wanderings Kickstarter? Danielle Ackley-McPhail has pledge to write a new novel following her popular Eternal Cycle trilogy of Irish-myth bases urban fantasy novels. You aren’t familiar with the series? Here’s what the Bibliophilic Book Blog had to say about it: Ms. Ackley-McPhail has brought us a seamless blending of…


Meet The Character!

Welcome to the Meet the Character Blog Tour! First, thank you to author Laura Ann Hill for inviting me to participate. If you have a moment, please check out her post about her character, Juanita Elise Jame-Navarro, here. Here goes: 1.) What is the name of your character?  Lady Rachel Jade Griffin 2.) Is he/she fictional or…

pearly and Beverly

Cool Speech

“But little Peter, he started to havin' ideas. There's how to steal a diamond brooch without spillin' blood. Here's how to take a ring and leave the finger. But, you see, Beverly Penn…in my line…it's the ripples that give the work meaning. Ideas…They can do more good than harm. And that would be the opposite…


Signal Boost Tuesday — New Kickstarter for Danielle Ackley-McPhail’s Kara O’Keefe series.

  Award-winning author Danielle Ackley-McPhail has started her first Kickstarter for a project entitled Eternal Wanderings: The Continuing Journey of Kara O'Keefe. A spin-off series to her popular Eternal Cycle trilogy of Irish-themed urban fantasy novels, Eternal Wanderings follows Kara's adventures after she saves humanity from ultimate evil, discovering in the process that she bears…


Part Three: Speaking With the Opposition

Final repost: In light of the contentious political subjects among us today, I thought it might be helpful to someone if I shared a few thoughts on what to do if you want to talk about the issues and you would prefer a discussion instead of an argument. Typical portrait of a member of the opposite…


Part Two: Seeing With Eyes Unclouded By Hate

Again, reposting for technical reasons: Here is the promised conclusion to: The Ones Who Walk Away From Washington. At the end of part one, you may recall, I decided to withdraw from politics, to no longer throw my weight with one side, argue the issues, etc.  Once I did this, a funny thing happened… Some (or…


The Mystery of the Doorknob

So…we have this doorknob–leading into the boys' bedroom–that hasn't worked for years. I've replaced it three times. The new ones didn't work either. I finally replaced it one more time…just the middle part that didn't work, but I couldn't get it back together. I left it kind of half on. I walked by a day…