"I thought all grandmas were like mine." Grandma Spees at age 16 in 1944, the year she married Grandpa This is what I told my mom one day not long after my Grandma Spees had been diagnosed with vascular dementia. For the past 14 years, Grandma and I struggled to understand one another, but our … Continue reading WRITER’S CORNER: A grandma like no other
BLOGGER'S NOTE: This is the first in what will hopefully become a series of personal writings from yours truly on That Book Lady Blog. Recent events have pushed me to return to one of my first loves, creative writing/journaling. These will be early drafts, so please be gentle with me. I have creek water running … Continue reading WRITER’S CORNER: Sugar Creek
Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone is enjoying this slightly warmer weather. I enjoyed it a bit too much last week as it may have contributed to the illness I'm now fighting. I went to the doctor yesterday and she put me on prednisone to help me cope with a viral sinus infection. 'Tis the season! … Continue reading Book festival reflections
Last night my mom and I attended our first author event, featuring the incredible mystery/suspense writer Laura McHugh. This is something I'd been looking forward to ever since a date was nailed down earlier this fall. I'm a bit shameless in my admiration of Laura's work, and my friends and family enjoy teasing me about … Continue reading Meeting a favorite author: Check!
In yesterday's post I slipped in a rather bold declaration: Yes, I plan to write a book. Now I just need to start it. See, I have this bad habit of saying I'm going to do something, and then not doing it. Or I'll start something, and I won't finish it. But I'm telling myself … Continue reading Writer Meme Monday: You should be writing
Good morning, all; hope everyone's weekend is off to a great start. I did an awful lot of those weekly memes/challenges/whatever the heck you call them this week. And I started feeling like kind of a slacker as a result. I love all the connections I've made with other book bloggers because of them, and … Continue reading My strange addiction: Goodreads giveaways