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I'm a published author of short fiction for kids and adults. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University. I'm a former content writer for Spirit and Truth publishing on their Living the Word series. I've also worked as a paid book reviewer and as a student editor for The Louisville Review literary magazine. I'm a wife and mom to two great kids, three dogs, and a cat. I love books, movies, gardening, kids, and animals.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Happy All Hallow's Eve

Here are some of my favorite things about Fall and the month of October in particular in pictures...

Sunsets are more colorful

Searching in the pumpkin patch...

for that perfect pumpkin

Giant slides at...

farms with corn mazes

Yummy if a bit spooky dinners

Beautiful colors everywhere

Putting together a unique costume to

trick or treat at the zoo and later throughout town Halloween night

Beautiful young voices at All Festival Choir



and giving them 

fun new forms...like Death Stars

Crisp Saturday mornings watching my kids run Cross Country

What about you? What are some of your favorite things about fall? Any shivery tales you'd like to share about this spookiest of holiday seasons?


  1. In Israel, we are about to enter the Hebrew month of Kislev, the month of dreams. There are ten dreams written about in the Bible and most are mentioned in the readings of this month. Here is a line originally written by my colleague and writer friend Nicole Nathan, as an introduction to our up coming author talks we have decided to do together. It's not shivery or spooky or is it? But Kislev, is one of my favorite months since you ask what we love about autumn. Dreams reflect the hidden light of the soul and open up space to examine and reflect, and the long nights provide us with an ideal time to withdraw and read. Of course, these long dark nights are preceded by Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, a Kislev holiday.

    1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful perspective on the autumn season. Beautifully written and enlightening. Dreams do 'reflect the hidden light of the soul.' And what better time to examine them than as days grow ever shorter...Oooh, I think I just got a slight shiver. ;)