Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

Monthly Archives: September, 2015

Never Too Old For Art

I think many people allow life to get in the way of their creativity. Set aside the lofty dreams to be an author or a renowned painter or an actor. Life doesn’t just derail us from big dreams, but from the every day creativity that so many people thrive on. I don’t have any official …

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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.

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From Princess Academy to Ever After High

Shannon Hale (1974-present) has been publishing for middle grade readers and young adults since 2003. She began writing at the age of ten, and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Creative Writing. Here is one author who followed a straight path to her dream! She did take a side step here …

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The Big Reveal! My Book!

It is official! I will be a published author by the end of next month! It has been a long, winding journey, and I have learned so much along the way. I have done things that took courage like letting myself believe enough in my book to hire an editor and letting a stranger read …

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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.

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Imagination Can Take You Places

Imagination can take you places. That is the message author, Brandon Mull (1974 – present), tells kids all over the country when he meets them. His stories prove this to be true! I first came across Mr. Mull’s books when I picked up Fablehaven ( 2006) in my local Barnes and Noble. I had been …

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Ah, September… Brings Out the Nerd in Me!

What is it about the idea of September that turns me into a total nerd? More so than usual, that is? Is it the turning of the leaves, the crispness in the air, the new angle of the sun? Perhaps it is the sight of golden buses carrying youngsters to the hallowed halls to learn …

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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.

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