“What are you doing, little one?” “I’m wondering if we should play ball.” “I don’t know. The grass is pretty wet from the rain.” “Yeah, but we can still play.” “You better check out this grass. I know how you hate to get a wet ball.” “It doesn’t feel that wet to me.” “Well, stand […]

  It is Wednesday Story Day again, and last week, we were pleased to see Tony’s boss pony up and approve Tony’s cooperation with our gang’s inquiry. Tony let us all know that the restaurant has surveillance tapes that have a 24-hour loop. He is quite sure that if Cortez’s people picked up an order […]

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  Today I’m very pleased to welcome Lisa Burton, C.S. Boyack’s robot assistant to my blog. As Craig’s spokeperson, she is here to tell you all about his latest book. So without further delay here’s Lisa. Thanks for having me back, John. I’ve been sequestered out at the writing cabin for a long time. Robot […]

In Keith’s words. “Using this photo (below) as inspiration, write a short story, flash fiction, scene, poem; anything, really; even just a caption for the photograph. Either put it (or a link to it) in a comment or email it to me at keithchanning@gmail.combefore 6pm next Sunday (if you aren’t sure what the time is […]

    This post was originally run on April 7th, 2015. I hope you get a laugh or two out of this re-run. Top Ten Things Not to do at Whole Foods 10 If you are at Whole Foods, do not think you are at a discount outlet. If you do, at best, your heart […]

We are going back to the Lakeway Enchanted Forest. Today we are going to concentrate on the displays near or on Trees. Of course. We need to carry our fuel and entertainment with us. Today the Brunch is being catered by Launderette in Austin. Our entertainment is Alanis Morissette. SWEET THANGS BUTTER & PRESERVES toasted […]

  I was minding my own business today when a courier rode up and asked my name. Thinking maybe it was a process server, I told him, John Doe. He mumbled something about the Publisher’s Clearing House Sweepstakes, so I owned up to my name. Sure enough, it was an envelope from Linda Hill. I […]

Originally posted on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine:
I read some amazing books in 2020 and I would like to share them again with you, updated with the authors most recent releases and their biography. This is my review from September 2020 for John W. Howell for Eternal Road: The Final Stop About the book James Wainwright…

  It is Friday again, and I think I must spend part of the week in a state of unconsciousness. That would be the only reason the week passes so quickly. Well, here we are on the eve of the weekend. It has been a week of finally getting past the block on my WIP. […]

“Lucy. The umbrella isn’t up.” “Yeah, I can see that. I’ll call the boss. “You get a hold of him?” “Yeah, he’s coming. Sounds like he was heavy into his book.” “Well, he is pretty quick whatever he was doing.” “That is a good thing except at bathtime.” “Why are you still laying out in […]