Alice Wetherby-Pimms was at it again. Although she claimed to have done her best to rein in the part of her responsible for her unkind actions on numerous occasions, the child was simply unable to contain the spiteful goblin living within her small, plump frame.
If you ask anyone in the village, they’ll not tell you otherwise, as her most recent villainous act was witnessed by the family’s faithful groundskeeper whose gentle son had borne the brunt of the girl’s anger the day the boy lifted his gaze from the flagstone floor in her presence. It was only to Continue reading →
A clear blue sky and warm inviting weather reigned supreme as prolific indie author Jacqueline ‘Jacquie’ H. Faber recently read three of her picture books to a group of children and adults at Sausalito Books By The Bay.
And what better way is there to begin than with the tale of SuperGoldfish when the view out the bookstore window is stocked with yachts, sailboats, and dinghies moored in a tranquil harbour.
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 friend. They spoke about their common work for peace, the powers of love and gratefulness, freedom and the search for happiness, among other things. The young monks of Plum Village added their personal stories and the effect practicing mindfulness has had on their lives.
May Thich Nhat Hanh’s memory and teachings continue to inspire us all the days of our lives.
The following quotes are a few of my favorites. Please feel free to share yours too…
When you begin to see that your enemy is suffering, that is the beginning of insight.Continue reading →
Pale webs of blue veins, barely visible beneath their translucent skin, resemble a roadmap. Dead end alleys lead to narrow lanes, spill into broad streets, and widen into main thoroughfares.
The thoroughfare, in Ivy’s case at least, pulses with life. But just barely.
The interlacing design mirrors the fine, bone china tableware her father had shipped home from Denmark while on a business trip when she was nine. He said the pattern, Blue Fluted Royal Copenhagen, reminded him of her, his most precious child.
Intrigued further by Greg’s complete review and the fact that this was Amy’s latest book (yes…you read that right. Between the ages of 8 and 12 she had authored 4 adventure novels. Not to mention, also illustrating their covers) I immediately purchased the book. Honestly, it was Continue reading →
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.