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Everyone Has a Story

Everyone Has a Story

Whether a bit of non-fiction or a piece of fiction, everyone has a story to tell. Whether writer, author, or neither, everyone has words to share. The Lily Cafe is a small blog, but I’d like it to be a place for anyone with a […]

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Bread

Adventures in Ratio Baking: Bread

I’m a bread-oholic. I love bread, as long as it’s not sourdough or rye. My family loves to tell the story of the time we were at a restaurant and, instead of oogling the (apparently) good looking guy, I was eyeing the tray of bread […]

Book Review: The Throne of the Five Winds by S. C. Emmett

Book Review: The Throne of the Five Winds by S. C. Emmett

Title: The Throne of the Five Winds Author: S. C. Emmett Publisher: Orbit Publication date: October 15, 2019 Genre: Fantasy Summary: After Khir is conquered by Zhaon, the Great Rider’s daughter Mahara is sent to be the Crown Prince of Zhaon’s wife to secure peace. Komor Yala, Mahara’s friend and lady-in-waiting, […]

Book Review: Dominion of the Star by Angelica Clyman

Book Review: Dominion of the Star by Angelica Clyman

Title: Dominion of the Star Author: Angelica Clyman Publisher: Indie Angel Books Publication date: July 20, 2015 Genre: Fantasy Summary: Eighteen years ago, the Earth was wrecked with destruction during an Eclipse. Out of the chaos rose Sebastian Za’in, the man who took power and imposed his own Angelic order on […]

Queen of the Garden of Girls, part 9

Queen of the Garden of Girls, part 9

(Chapter Four continued) “So, what would you like to talk about?” she asked. Robert took a moment to slowly stir some sugar into his tea. From the way his forehead creased, she was content to stay quiet and let him mull his words over. It […]

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #3

Stories and Writing Related Posts I’ve Enjoyed from the Blogging Community #3

Hmm… Either I haven’t read as many posts as I felt like I did or the writers I follow were too busy to post a lot last week. Or maybe I just need to find new writers. I also try to find people who have […]

Finding Magic in Motherhood Part 5: The Miscarriage

Finding Magic in Motherhood Part 5: The Miscarriage

In all the plans my husband and I formulated, we never even considered miscarriage. We knew it existed, but didn’t know much beyond that. There wasn’t a history of miscarriage in my family that we knew of. My mom had never miscarried. There was no […]

Black Forest Inspired Cake

Black Forest Inspired Cake

Ah, October. A fine fall month complete with Halloween. It’s a time for pumpkins and apples, for sweaters and golden leaves ripe for crunching underfoot. So, uh, why have I chosen to post a ratio recipe for a Black Forest Cake? October is also the […]

Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

Book Review: The Library of the Unwritten by A. J. Hackwith

Title: The Library of the Unwritten Author: A. J. Hackwith Publisher: Ace – Berkley Publishing Group Publication date: October 1, 2019 Genre: Fantasy Summary: The Unwritten Wing of the Library is located in Hell and is run by Claire Hadley. It’s her job to care for all the unwritten stories ever […]

Book Review: Across the Fourwinds by Shane Trusz and Darryl Frayne

Book Review: Across the Fourwinds by Shane Trusz and Darryl Frayne

Title: Across the Fourwinds (The Maidstone Chronicles #1) Authors: Shane Trusz and Darryl Frayne Publisher: Fairbay Publishing Publication date: December 19, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, YA Summary: Morgan finds a sword that calls to her in her attic. Will can see creatures no one else can. When the world becomes too strange […]

Queen of the Garden of Girls, part 8

Queen of the Garden of Girls, part 8

Chapter Four Elizabeth. So mature. Well, she was ten years older than me. I could tell she didn’t really like me. But she did love the finer things in life. She held out as long as she could, the longest at four months, but even […]

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