What do you like to read?


What do you like to read? Throughout the world people are writing a variety of things. I myself love mysteries, thriller’s, history, literature, and many more. I try to use the information that I learn in some of the posts that I write. I do not care too much for reality because I have enough of that in my life. I appreciate all your answers and would like to Thank you for taking the time to take this poll.

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My blog is weird


I know the feeling! People think that I do not have a life, and I do not live my life to the fullest. However, I enjoy spending time with my family, reading books, writing about everything that I can. I do not have many friends, and those friends that I do have I do not spend much time talking with them. I have been called a geek! odd! and many other things that I will not mention here. That is their opinion of me and what they see however, they do not see the whole side of me….Thanks for sharing….:)

CUPID OR CATS

You guys see a very different side to me in comparison to what many people in my life see. My closest friends know that I am pretty…erm…odd, but my work colleagues and casual acquaintances see “professional Jane.”

Professional Jane likes pencil skirts and blazers. She eats rye crackers and discusses politics with men in suits. She analyses exam results and collates them in the form of pie charts. She attends meetings with colleagues and has an actual clipboard. Sometimes, she ties her hair up with a pencil. Yes, professional Jane is a straight-laced, no-nonsense nine to fiver.

Then there’s “crazy Jane”. Crazy Jane tries to teach her cat how to curtsy (she *almost* has it). She has an inexplicable fear of foam and waltzes with herself. She likes to not stalk her neighbours with binoculars and pretend she’s a French mime artist. She also loves wrestling and tequila (in that…

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Who Says Children Do Not Work?


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You know I get told all the time that I will not have any luck getting my teenager’s to do any work in the yard, garden, house or anywhere else. Well since we have homeschooled for the last four years I have gotten more work out of my children than I did when they were attending public schools.

I keep telling my children that I will not clean up after them because they are at the age that they can clean up their own messes. My oldest son has done an excellent job on learning how to fix the plumbing in our house with the help of my husband. My daughter has turned out to be quite the cook in the kitchen, and keeping it nice and clean. My youngest teenager does the best job which is avoiding work as much as he can (LOL).

However, he has improved on putting forth the effort when we take his games, television, and other items that he may enjoy away from him. We try to teach them that the world does not revolve around them and that they have to work hard for the things that they want out of life.

We are very protective of our children and we limit the places that they go, people they talk to, and anything else because the only thing that matters in my opinion is that they receive an education. Everything else beyond that is optional. Since we have moved they do not have many friends not because we do not want them to have friends but because they do not need to worry about fitting into the crowd right now.

There is not a shy bone in any of our children and I am sure that they will make friends when they finally make their way into the workforce. However, we do talk to them about choosing the right friends over the wrong friends. I personally, have only a handful of friends because they usually stab you in the back, talk about you when you are not there to stand up for yourself, and use you for what they can.

Some people say that I miss out on many things because I do not have friends. You know what I enjoy spending more time with my family instead of trying to fit in with the crowd. I know that I am a geek, love to learn about new things, and live my life to the fullest with the company of my family. The only ones that will stick up for you when it really comes down to it is your family.

“Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.”


How long does it take you to write a book? Do you have any advice for other writer’s that would like to write a book?

Wabi Sabi Wife

Hello Friends,
Yes, I am writing about another writing book. So sue me. But let me first tell you that I first read this book over ten years ago and I still love it. I am rereading it now because it is soulful and beautiful. If you don’t know about Anne Lamott, you need to know about her. She is gracious and full of grace. She is also full of spit and vinegar, but that is another story. Anne has a lovely way of inviting you into her head without you even realizing there was a door through which you needed to enter. I mean, she just gets it. She is spiritual. She is soulful. She is completely open. She shares the downfalls and the mistakes. She shares the heartbreak and the shame. But all along the telling of her story (meaning, any story she deigns to tell) you are…

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Gods in Alabama: A Review


Sounds interesting to read….Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

Loebick.com: Hiking Southern Appalachia

GiAGods in Alabama is a novel written by Joshilyn Jackson about confronting the demons of one’s past. When she left Alabama, Arlene made three promises to God: She would never again have sex with a man who wasn’t her husband, she would never tell a lie, and she would never go back to Alabama. But when an old school mate finds her in Chicago and starts asking the wrong questions, Arlene is forced to return to Alabama and face the past she so desperately tried to forget.

Joshilyn Jackson (bottom right) at the Dahlonega Literary Festival Author Reception along with fellow author Deanna Raybourn (bottom left) and DLF committee chair, Arienne Wallace (top) Joshilyn Jackson (bottom right) at the Dahlonega Literary Festival Author Reception along with fellow author Deanna Raybourn (bottom left) and DLF committee chair, Arienne Wallace (top)

Gods is witty and heartfelt. There are laugh-out-loud moments and moment that rip apart your insides with anger and frustration. Jackson magnificently relates the story in a distinct way, giving the reader Arlene’s back-story in a series…

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2014 Novella


Sounds interesting!

When I Became an Author

Prepare yourself for the journey of a lifetime! As the world journeys from Winter’s icy grasp to the warm embrace of Spring, begin another adventure alongside Kidd, Dan, and Shey Tate, the three young orphans who are searching for a place to call home. In my new book, The Home Fire, you’ll walk step-by-step beside bold, brave Kidd, kindhearted Dan, and toddling Shey, from their Indian-ravaged birthplace into the vast unknown in search of a new life and a place to once again light their home fire.

Coming March 20th, 2014! Don’t miss this Young Adult novella! Will be available on Amazon as both an eBook and a paperback! Purchasable through other retailers soon after!

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