Racking your brain for something that is eco-friendly, entertaining, thought-provoking, or that simply shows someone how much you think they’re special? Gifts that come from the heart are my specialty. I make stuff, but I know I’m lucky to have the time and that time is at a premium for most people.
Therefore, as a writer and a reader, I also prefer books for gifts. They don’t add any micro plastic to the environment, and ebooks leave the trees alone, but paper books are easy to re-gift. If you don’t know anyone who reads the same kinds of books, libraries take donations and sell them to buy new books for their collections.
I already mentioned the SCBWI Bookstop promotion going on for another week, until December 5, to jump start your gift list. Do you have a YA or a fantasy reader on your list? To save you some time, here’s a link to order my book, The Netahs, Into the Wilderness! I will write a special message inside the cover and autograph your book for free, and it’s on sale until December 9. Happy Holidays!
It’s cooling off outside and since you don’t have fur like a Netah, it’s sweater weather! It’s also time to Fall Back into a good book in your comfy chair wearing a cozy sweater. After all, you have a whole extra hour to read! What’s a Netah? Find The Netahs, Into the Wilderness and many more great books by clicking the Bookstop link!
Can you imagine what was going through someone’s mind when they decided to make this plaque and install it on the corner of their building in 1897?
Was it a frustrated lover who had been expecting a proposal from that handsome miner who’d been giving her the eye during the last church social?
Maybe it was the lonely housewife hoping for some excitement when the stagecoach arrived.
Or was it the bank robber who talked himself out of the job at the last minute because of that attractive lady he’d noticed at the church social, so he didn’t rob the bank and he was hit by a stagecoach on his way home?
Wait, no, that would be something, not nothing!
Feel free to send me your thoughts on the who, what, why of this plaque.
Or, tell me where this photo was taken to be eligible for a free copy of The Netahs, Into the Wilderness.
Couldn't resist this snapping a photo of this right at the beginning of the trail to the Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Most of the time I'm tripping over roots like these as I gaze up into the canopy, but these were so stunning I had to pause and appreciate them for the strength and perseverance of this majestic tree. Don't you just want to drive up with a dump truck of good soil and compost to feed and protect this tree? Long may she prosper!