Early Education: A Short Fiction

Back to School, An Early Education: A Short Fiction

Once she got to the campus, she weaved her way towards the building through a mixed maze of large, gorgeous columned edifices, bland seventies constructions and post-modern behemoths. It was still early morning. As she reached her destination, the sun was peaking out just over the building. The late summer humidity hung in the air Read More

NYT Bestselling Author Andra Watkins

NYT Bestselling Author Andra Watkins

One of the perks of this blog is that I’ve been virtually introduced to some pretty amazing writers. But I’ve gotta say…today I’m pretty tickled. In November, I finished the book To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis by New York Times Bestselling Author Andra Watkins. The book is an interesting crossover of historical fiction Read More

Order of Seven - Interview with Author Beth Teliho

Have I Told You About Baron?

Yeah…I did. I did an interview with author Beth Teliho. We talked about her amazing book. AND she’s got a short story coming out in an anthology soon and I may have been a BETA reader.  OK, I was a BETA reader. And it was awesome. But I’ll tell you this. Beth has an awesome Read More

#NaBloPoMo: Facing Surgery? Read This!

Facing Surgery? Read This!

I bonded with writer Christine Carter from The Mom Café because we were both incapacitated by leg injury for a number of months. I was super excited to hear that she was writing a book to help others out with their recovery not only from similar injury, but from injury or surgery in general. She gave Read More

NaBloPoMo November 23

An Instagram Life isn’t Real

It’s Wednesday, and #OnWednesdaysWeHaiku. The prompt for today wonders if Photoshop makes me ashamed of my body. Wow, I could write a page an a half about what Photoshop can do to a woman’s self-esteem. But luckily for you, it’s time to Haiku. An Instagram life Full of Photoshopped fiction And lacking verity. And lacking Read More

#NaBloPoMo: So Much to Get Done

So Much to Get Done

Some days I feel like I’ve got so much to do, and no time to do it. But such is the life of a mom. So today, a haiku. So much to get done And no time to do it in Time for a long break Time for a long break But laundry can’t do Read More

#NaBloPoMo My Last

My Last “Great” Conversation

As you know, #OnWednesdaysWeHaiku. So we’ll take a break from the museum series for a little poetry. Today’s prompt is “your last great conversation”. And while I can think of many in depth conversations, what first came to mind was the conversation I have with each of my children at the end of the day. Read More

Only Five Horses Left

Well…that was an interesting couple of days. And what with the Cubs winning the other day too, I’m pretty sure we only have five horseman coming now… But I digress. Today’s prompt has to do with the last time I faced a challenge. And the last time that I took a big leap, was literally Read More

#NaBloPoMo - A Life Well Lived

#NaBloPoMo – A Life Well Lived

Today’s a bit more serious topic…have you ever wondered what would be said about you after you died? I would hope that if someone was reading my eulogy, they would have known me well. And I hope that some of what I say below is what they would say: Liv was a woman with a Read More

Nighttime Snack

Nighttime Snack

The prompt today is fears and phobias. And Wednesdays are Haiku days on Live By Surprise for the entire month of November. So I’ve added the two together—because one of my phobias relates to the urban legend that suggests that you eat eight spiders every year while you’re sleeping. The Backstory When we were in Holland Read More