Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: August, 2014

Learning to Juggle

As most of you know, I have been dreaming of self-publishing my first MG novel. What many of you may not know is that this year I really started to move toward making that dream a reality. In late April, I met and started working with a wonderful young graphic artist. She is designing my …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile. This is one of those videos that will only play …

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Feeling the book blahs…

While my book has been away at the editor’s for a first pass, I have been focusing on my day job and finishing up my certification class. I have the next week off to study for my upcoming certification board exam and work on edits which are due to arrive back to me on Monday. …

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Mesmerized by English Wolves

I was mesmerized by English wolves at a very young age. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken (1924-2004) was one of my first encounters with orphans, a condition that is prevalent in children’s literature. I think when the parents are removed from the plot, there are so many possibilities. 🙂 I was sucked …

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Monday Morning Pick-Me-Up

Let’s face it – Mondays are rough. The end of the weekend, the start of a long week. And with the death of Robin Williams last week, it seemed a lot longer… In tribute to the man who always made me laugh. From one of the best shows ever to air!

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Behind the Brightest Smiles

It is a gloomy morning as I write this. Rain clouds as far as you can see. Soggy shoes and a gray outlook. This fits my mood perfectly. Robin Williams died this week. His apparent suicide and long battle with depression are plastered all over the news. People are talking about how sad it is, …

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Captain my Captain

My head is spinning still over the news. When people die from cancer or another disease that attacks the body, people say, “they were so brave,” “they fought so hard, but the disease finally won.” Depression and Bipolar disorder are also life threatening diseases. But because of the stigma our society places on them, no one …

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Monday Monring Pick-me-up

Let’s face it. Mondays are rough. The end of the freedom that came with the weekend, the start of a long week, the return to work. To help ease you into your week, I would like to share a little something that made me smile. This makes me sad that so few people even slowed …

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