Author Archives: Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

About Donna Gwinnell Lambo-Weidner

I am an adventure seeking ponderer of the mysteries of the universe, writer of children's books (represented by Stephen Fraser of the Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency), and lover of anything involving armor, archery, or swashbuckling.

WHAT THE ICEBERG SAID

Bold. Blue. Megalithic.  To think I might have begun as a whispered word on an ancient’s breath,a droplet in the spray of a neolithic sneeze, the spatter in a sputtered warning, “Run!”a single snowflake spit from a cloud, delivered on … Continue reading

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TWO QUIRKS, A CONSIDERATION, AND A QUANDARY – a.k.a. Peculiar Pandemic Ponderings

THE QUIRKS: My husband surprised me with blueberry pancakes for breakfast today, and for the first time ever, I noticed that I eat my pancakes in measured quadrants reminiscent of PHI, the law of divine proportion.  Later, I nibbled on … Continue reading

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LEGO LOCKDOWN – THE STOWAWAYS

“Won’t you step into my spaceship,” said the spider to the fly. “Tis the speediest little spacecraft in which you’ll ever fly. It will take us to great heights, ones you’ve never reached before. Just soar up here to where … Continue reading

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THIS Weekend! Visit the BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL From Home!

Attention Book Lovers! #BayAreaBookFestival #Unbound is bringing authors and programs to the comfort and safety of your home starting May 1-3. “Our aim is to bring you a meaningful slice of literary goodness: one we hope will be a powerful … Continue reading

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MOTHER LOVE – An Earth Day Tale

It’s been seven years since this story was first posted (2013). Our planet’s population has increased circa 6.5 million. Have we taken measures to better care for our Mother and ultimately ourselves? Let’s see… Sweating and belching, the young mother … Continue reading

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LEGO LOCKDOWN – An Old Wife’s Tale

The rumbling stopped. The ground ceased to quake. The blaze slowed and flickered out with a sputter. While the cloud of fumes from the Saturn V rocket cleared, two masked figures stood beneath the behemoth bickering. “What do you mean, … Continue reading

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TP TAILS – Laughter is the best medicine

  Many of us have heard the one about the five loaves and two fishes, but what about the two rolls and one Joe Dog?

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BEHIND THE SCENE – MASTERPIECE TALE No. 1: The Artist’s Daughter

Marie-Anne Carolus-Duran would rather have been sitting in a dark and musty closet ensconced in a nest of her riding instructor’s malodorous paddock boots and picking lint bobbles from her Sunday frock than posing for a portrait with Yéti. The … Continue reading

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MURDER AT THE CHECKOUT – An Unsolved Mystery Resolved

BURIED ALIVE: HOLY GUACAMOLE – HOW I ATE MY WAY FROM UNDER AN AVALANCHE OF AVOCADOS SURVIVAL:  ATTACK OF THE MUTANT MARS BAR *warning: article contains peanut reference I LOST 50 BAZILLION POUNDS IN 24 HOURS. YOU CAN TOO! The … Continue reading

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HAPPY NEW YEAR from MY PLANET

If there were a planet between Earth and Mars that took 415 days to orbit the sun and we were blessed with living on it together, this New Year’s greeting would be on time. It would still be the evening … Continue reading

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