About Life, Inspirational Musings

Facing Our Dementors

Recently, while talking to my fourteen-year-old, I was trying to explain to her the importance of learning control over our reactions, and the power we have when fighting negative thoughts and environments. Our conversation naturally geared to examples we’ve read about in books, and unexpectedly (or maybe not so unexpectedly) it landed on Harry Potter.… Continue reading Facing Our Dementors

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Author Spotlight: A.S. Thornton

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an aspiring author who interviews her writing heroes, must fangirl over said heroes.  A little over a year ago, maybe two, I stumbled upon the most stunning Bookstagram photos (Instagram photos about books). They looked something like this: I don’t know if someone I was following shared them,… Continue reading Author Spotlight: A.S. Thornton

Author Spotlight

Author Spotlight: Amy Harmon

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that an aspiring author who interviews her writing heroes, must fangirl over said heroes.  I will not lie. When I started reading What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon for my local (and absolutely fabulous) book club, the last thing I imagined would happen at our next discussion was… Continue reading Author Spotlight: Amy Harmon

About Writing, Inspirational Musings, Lessons from Writers

Patience and Failure: A Lesson by John Milton

Patience is our best weapon against failure, because failure has no way of fighting against the steady stream of a consistent heart. Heartache is a universal experience. We all know how it feels, and we all know it can come into our lives at any time—and through a variety of avenues. Recently, I came across… Continue reading Patience and Failure: A Lesson by John Milton