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.

In Memory of THICH NHAT HANH

In 2012 my husband and son had the great honor and pleasure of meeting with and filming zen master, global spiritual leader, poet, and peace activist Thich Nhat Hanh in conversation with Brother David Steindl-Rast, a Benedictine monk and old … Continue reading

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LAST (99) WORD (S) for ’21

Sanskrit translation: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words, and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.   As it often happens when … Continue reading

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MULTIPLE CHOICE – Fillings for your fortuneless cookie

What do you do when this happens? Empty the

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POISON(ed) IVY – A Macabre All Hallows Tale

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MOONSCAPE – A Dose of Nonsense

When you were a kid, did anyone ever stare up at the sky and refer to a crescent moon as God’s toenail clipping? Or suggest to you the moon is made of green cheese? I could understand swiss cheese. Maybe. … Continue reading

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MOLECULARLY SPEAKING…

…we are all that is, was, and ever shall be gas, liquid, solidbustling atoms bond,breeding beings of breath, blood, bone     a convergence of matter = a mass  of varied shapes, colors, sizesfurred, feathered, scaled, petaled, prickly, slick   we … Continue reading

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A MIDSUMMER DAY’S INTERVIEW – with Amy Zhao

Last summer, teacher, mentor, and writer Greg Pattridge reviewed a newly released adventure story by the then 12-year-old Amy Zhao on his middle grade book based blog Always In The Middle.  In Greg’s words: “When I do dip into fantasy … Continue reading

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enVISIONing A WORK-IN-PROGRESS

Every writer has their own modus operandi when they begin a new project. Since my artistic abilities are rather lacking, I like to create a vision board. I browse magazines, scavenge for items in nature, snap photos, rifle through old … Continue reading

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JOE DOG and LOLLIPOP – A Pandemic Memory

JOE!

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FYI – 2021 BAY AREA BOOK FEST

If you’ve got a middle-grader or teen at home (or if you’re a teacher, librarian, or mentor), this year’s virtual BAY AREA BOOK FESTIVAL has 8 bold FREE events that’ll rock their world and empower them. The adult program rocks … Continue reading

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