Genie Davis on Why She Wrote RIDING FOR CHRISTMAS

Why did I write “Riding for Christmas?”...more

Slipping on "Home"

But Mommy likes to read at bedtime

In the evenings, my wonderful husband supervises our son's bath activities and I am the one who gets to read to him at night. I don't remember how this started. I don't think we made any sort of agreement or arrangement around it - it may have been a natural progression of my cleaning up after dinner, him taking the little guy upstairs for bed, and our son liking to snuggle with me more (generally speaking)....more

12 of My Favorite Thanksgiving Books for Kids

Editor's Note: Watching kids getting deep into books is always a treat. And seeing them get excited to learn or laugh -- or both! -- about holidays like Thanksgiving is pretty high up there, too. This NaBloPoMo piece offers up some great choices for children's books about Thanksgiving. It was originally published on November 15. --Nicole ...more

Big Magic - a Book Review | Mrs. Jones Could Use a Beer

Jessica  Let me be clear, I'm a fan of Elizabeth Gilbert's work....more

5 Things I’ve learned from Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert

It's not a surprise that everyone, who is related to creativity sometimes has questions like 'Why am I doing this?', 'How to find a perfect idea?' or even 'Who is interested in what I am doing?'. I am the same and I know how it feels. One day you are full of ideas and you work hard till you get it done, another day you have no mood and maybe thinking to give it up. ...more

Snuggle up with a cozy mystery


Susan Cain's Quiet

Susan Cain's New York Times bestseller, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking is the kind of book I wish I had been able to read when I was younger. I spent most of my grade-school years, from kindergarten through 12th grade, thinking something was inherently wrong with me and that I must have been born with a defect in my brain's wiring. Unlike most of the other children in my classes, I usually played alone during free time....more

Fought alone


An Aspie's Autobiography: Growing up in the Outback

Greets and salutes....more