Changes

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2016 is off to a flying start. My friend Sheenah Freitas, who was the heart and soul of Paper Crane Books, has moved on to other occupying endeavors and has closed or greatly transformed the press as we know it. That left my books without a home press for a brief time. In the last few years I have made …

Children are Little Sponges

Holly be careful what you say, children absorb information, innocent listeners 4 Comments

How many times have we seen adults talking to each other over the heads of their children as if those tiny people are deaf. After all the child is looking around while standing near their parents as if the words being said are of no interest. That parental assumption is a big mistake. Our little ones are sponges with fully …

In the Spirit of the Season: Pay-It-Forward

Holly Cancer, Friends, In the Spirit of the Season, Innocent Victims, inspiration, Pay-It-Forward, Reach out and help, strength to overcome 5 Comments

This is the season where people of many different beliefs celebrate special days. We get caught up in our plans, our shopping and decorations. It’s easy to do …but today I’m asking you to take a moment and do just one thing for someone who is hurting. Perhaps they are hungry, need a coat or scarf or are ill. Can …

Author Interview with Maria Bradley

Holly author, Author interview, England, Fantasy creatures, Fletcher Moss Park, Friends, Fun Social Network, humor, Indie YA Books, Innocent Victims, inspiration, persevere, squirrels and jays, strength to overcome, Summer Reading, suspense, Vampires, YA Leave a Comment

Today I’m interviewing Maria Bradley, author of the Only Human series. Maria is eight hours different from me so I boarded my virtual plan for a red-eye flight to Manchester, England. There is nothing like snuggling down for a peaceful sleep on your own virtual plane and wake refreshed in another country! We touched down in Manchester on a sunny …

The Lost & More About Obsidian Island

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Over the course of the series many readers have asked about Obsidian Island, the penal colony on Ose. In the final book I expand on what it looks like and what it would be like to be banished there. Obsidian plays a slightly more important role in this book. Here is an excerpt from The Lost (now in print and …

It’s Not The Victim’s Fault

Holly human brain, Innocent Victims, inspiration, Patrick Stewart, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Senseless act, society & culture 2 Comments

I recently heard of this and I want to share it with you. It is an incredible story on so many levels and I urge you to go to this blog and read then watch the clip. Farther down the page is another link to the original blog and clip. Separately they are powerful beyond expectation. Together they are so …

A Loving Retrospect -or- My How Time Flies!

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Today I celebrate thirty-eight years of marriage with my hubby. It is a wonder to me to do the math and see that number. It’s not like I knew the magic formula. Quite to the contrary. My own parents divorced when I was a teen and it left some scars. Yet here I am looking at a relationship that has …

The Land of the Free Because of the Brave

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~Memorial Event to Help Wounded Soldiers~ The charity we have chosen: The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund serves United States military personnel wounded or injured in service to our nation, and their families.  Supporting these heroes helps repay the debt all Americans owe them for the sacrifices they have made in service to our nation. They are our nation’s greatest national resource, …

WriteStuffer Friends Memorial Day E-Book Special

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In honor of Memorial Day in the US and the May Bank Holiday in the UK some of my friends and I are offering an assortment of e-books for the bargain price of just 99c each. This is just for the week of 27th May to 2nd June.The books in this special cover a wide variety of genres, ranging from …

Hope and Our World Today

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Times are tough for many people over the whole world. We have seen rampant corruption and greed rise to phenomenal heights. I don’t need to list the problems. You feel them and hear some of it on the news from local to international. It’s like watching a train wreck. It’s awful but there’s a terrible fascination about it. And part …