Nancy Drew Was My Role Model

I started reading the Nancy Drew mysteries when I was about 9. I vividly remember  spending a summer sitting around all day with my nose in a Nancy Drew book. I loved them so much, my mom signed me up to receive 3 by mail every month. It didn't take me long to finish them, … Continue reading Nancy Drew Was My Role Model

Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 15

Recap: Corey’s parents had an argument about her and were found dead the next morning. Corey then meets Detective Skylar Adams. She is later adopted by Helen and Andy. Two years later, Corey is in school and meets a friend, Terese, and the class bully, Sandra. One day, two students are found dead and Corey meets … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 15

Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 12

Recap: Corey’s parents had an argument about her and were found dead the next morning. Corey then meets Detective Skylar Adams. She is later adopted by Helen and Andy. Two years later, Corey is in school and meets a friend, Terese, and the class bully, Sandra. One day, two students are found dead and Corey meets … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 12

Fatherhood Guest: Yesmoreblogs on Becoming a Father

The Lily Cafe is thrilled to welcome Yesmoreblogs as a Father Fridays guest. A wonderful blogger who posts some great book reviews that always have me adding more books to my reading list, he is here to talk a little bit about what it was like to become a dad. Do be sure to check … Continue reading Fatherhood Guest: Yesmoreblogs on Becoming a Father

3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge – Day 3 (3rd time)

Thank you so much to Stephen T of Armageddon Cafe for the nomination! Be sure to check out his fantastic blog and give him a follow! Ah, the cares of tomorrow can wait 'til this day is done. -Come by the Hills by W. Gordon Smith I sang mostly children's rhymes to my son at … Continue reading 3 Quotes, 3 Days Challenge – Day 3 (3rd time)

A Starry Night

When I was nine, I wrote my first poem. It was for my dad for Father’s Day because, being nine, I didn’t actually have any money to buy him anything. But I wanted to give him something special. So, I ventured into the realm of poetry writing, not really knowing what it was. I wrote … Continue reading A Starry Night

Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 10

Recap: Corey’s parents had an argument about her and were found dead the next morning. Corey then meets Detective Skylar Adams. She is later adopted by Helen and Andy. Two years later, Corey is in school and meets a friend, Terese, and the class bully, Sandra. One day, two students are found dead and Corey meets … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 10

Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 1

Darkness was rapidly falling. House and porch lights flickered on, casting shadows left and right. Light posts came to life all along the quiet, tree lined street, illuminating all that lay beneath them. The light pooling in the street streamed through the windows of a little girl's room, where the girl sat on the floor, … Continue reading Gates to Asphodel, Chapter 1

Eve by Patti Larsen

Title: Eve Author: Patti Larsen Publisher: Patti Larsen Books/Purely Paranormal Press Publication date: July 10, 2018 Genre: Fantasy, YA Please note I received a free copy of this book through the Kindle Scout program. Summary: Being the daughter of Life and Death means Eve has no real place. Her sisters give life and her brothers … Continue reading Eve by Patti Larsen

A Letter from my Daughter

Dear Mom, You love me and take care of me and show me different things. But there is something you and Dad do that confuses me. Mom, I started crawling at six and a half months. I started pulling myself up to stand not long after. I even try taking steps on my own! When … Continue reading A Letter from my Daughter