Powder rooms, unlike powder baths, are charming, which is why The Book Nook Inn's bathroom door is labeled, Powder Room — because a room that features butterflies simply has to be charming. Right?
I wanted characters with depth, stories with meaning, and emotion that was earned, not served like pablum to an infant. I finished nearly every book I picked up because that seemed to be an unwritten reader’s rule. It was a liberating day, the day I discovered that I didn’t have to finish a book if I lost interest or the writing was awful.
Dandelion Wine - it left me truly considering if I simply needed a bottle of dandelion wine to appreciate the journey. However, despite that, I am glad I finished reading it because of the beauty of the prose.
Raggedy Ann was a constant companion of my childhood. Today she is the inspiration for my poem.
I've always loved stars. Gazing into the night sky, their light shining and lighting things up. So far away, yet I yearn to reach the stars.
Growing up I didn't need to watch superhero movies — I had one in front of me — my dad. He will always be one I look up to, my personal superman.
Terse Verse - this form is a lot of fun, and I couldn't stop at just one.
My grandmother loved butterflies and collected cocoons to collect them. I loved watching the process of them becoming. This poem is about that transformation.
It's a zoo! Inside my head. Come along with me and enjoy the adventure. One day, this poem will be an illustrated picture book! Any illustrators out there?
It was the 4th of July weekend. I was on my way to see my parents. I got a phone call that turned me back, to see my son receive an accolade. I wish I would known what I was giving up.