B for “buries”

It's a red letter day as Mary Lynne's Dream goes live and is available for purchase here. Prologue   Mary Lynne, they called her long before she lost her way. Some nights, when all is dark and deep, she hears her name carried on the wind: “Mary Lynne, Mary Lynne”. She buries her head under... Continue Reading →

A for Appalachians

A to Z challenge 2018 A sneak peek into The Before….is it a place or a time….is it all just a dream? ~excerpt from Marie’s Pledge: “Why have I never done this before? All my years of hiking and I’ve never explored the mountains closest to home.  Maybe it’s true we don’t get to know... Continue Reading →

April A to Z

April is almost here. Can you believe it? Seems like just a few days ago, I was welcoming March. April is A to Z month in the blogging universe. Last year for the A to Z challenge, I featured a writer each day and it was a lot of fun, and a lot of work.... Continue Reading →

A great day

Four years ago, I held in my hand, a copy of my first published book of poetry. Nothing beats that feeling, of holding your words, between the covers of a book. Today is another red letter day in my life, and although I have yet to hold a physical copy of it in my hands,... Continue Reading →

Remembering

Yesterday I took it off the shelf in my bedroom from its place of honour. I sat on the floor holding it tenderly in my hands remembering the time I sat outside the city gates dirty and broken while you passed by gathering your skirts so nothing of you would come in contact with who... Continue Reading →

Write What You KNow

They say “write what you know”.  And I am. There is so much more to this world, to existence than the daily things of earning a living, raising children, enjoying family and friendships. More than heartache, than the pain of our beginnings or endings. There is magic. There are women of magic; women who do... Continue Reading →

Strangling poetry

I'll be teaching a workshop at the Cuenca International Writers Conference at the end of May, titled Poetry as Story Telling.  I've been gathering bits and bobs to include in a Power Point presentation. I came across this poem by Billy Collins, and although I won't be using it for the workshop, it  made me... Continue Reading →

Opportunities

Life presents us with opportunities to grow. Confronts us with our own places of fear sheds light on those things we keep in shadow wanting to give us the opportunity to cheer. To cheer ourselves beyond the limitations to move us out of our comfort zone to expose us to new situations all the while... Continue Reading →

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