A Blue Christmas?

Hello, All Readers Who Celebrate Christmas,  Elvis Presley wasn’t the only one singing about having a Blue Christmas. Unfortunately, millions of people experience depression, anxiety, hunger, loneliness, or unfulfilled expectations this time of year. This is in part due to the notion that everyone–except maybe ourselves–is having a perfect “Norman Rockwell” Christmas. You know: the…

A Blast from the Past

Dear Kids and All Readers,  Yesterday was another red-letter day for me. I had an Anniversary Lunch with my second, second-grade teacher, Connie Colonelli deWerd. We were celebrating SIXTY YEARS of friendship! We first met when then “Miss Colonelli” arrived in my classroom in February of 1961 to take over for my second-grade teacher, Mrs. Clardy.…

Book 3–Chapters 23-25 Excerpts

Hello, Readers, Walnut Street: Phantom Rider officially launches on November 9. Here are the final excerpts from the last three chapters. I hope you have enjoyed them as you anticipated the book’s release. Now, at last, please click HERE if you’d like to purchase your own copy of the book!   From Chapter 23, “Spooky Moonlight”  …

Book 3–Chapters 19 & 20 Excerpts

Dear Readers, we’re less than three weeks away from the official launch of Walnut Street: Phantom Rider on November 9. Here are two more excepts to whet your reading appetite!   From Chapter 19, “Papa Mayfield’s Claim”  The detectives, the sheriff, and the Mayfield parents search the Phantom Rider’s room in the Rainbow Flats Hotel.    …