Book Reviews & Writing


HTWAS: I’m Going to Write a Series, How ‘Bout You?

On April 24, Holly Lisle will be releasing the first module of her How to Write a Series Expansion course. This course is an expansion to her How to … [Read More...]

The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

Review: The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh

 I received this book through NetGalley. "You grow up feeling the weight of blood, of family. There's no forsaking kin. But you can't help when kin … [Read More...]


Review: Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer

When I finally sat down and read Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer, I was simply floored. Ever since I put it down, I've been bugging the daylights out of … [Read More...]

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Talking About Horses


Lessons on the Ground: It’s the Way You Treat Them

  Every now and then, I'd like to think I know what the heck I think I'm doing. Wednesday, I went to Mendy's for a lesson. We loaded up her … [Read More...]

Diva with her new halter :)

Go Get Your Horse: Having Your Horse Catch You

Last Tuesday, I had another lesson with Leslie. Sometimes it feels as though I'm taking steps backwards in my horse education. Tuesday's lesson was all … [Read More...]


Groundwork: The Way to a Horse’s Heart is Through Their Mind

What I learned today: ... that I don't think Diva's so much afraid of me as she doesn't trust me to be a leader. (Yes, Leslie, I hear your "I told you … [Read More...]

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Writing About Life

Natasha doing her favorite thing in the world -- swinging!

Floortime: How My Autistic Daughter’s Word Explosion Came About

In the past couple of weeks, one of the fathers of another autistic child at my daughter's school stopped me and chatted with me about the changes he's … [Read More...]

Natasha ready to ski

When My Husband and Daughter Go to Ski

When my husband and daughter go to ski, I go to the bar. Period. Well, if I have to be at the resort anyway. I look around at all the ski people In … [Read More...]

Me, my daughter Natasha, and Temple Grandin at the 2014 CS Horseman's Day

A Letter to Temple Grandin

Dear Dr. Grandin, I don't know if you remember me, but I met you this past Saturday at the Colorado Springs Horseman's Day. You drove down with my … [Read More...]

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