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Chase and Chuck

Although my new book has the chickens still living on the farm, about two months later, not all seven student characters will go on most of the new adventures in book two. As a result, I'm giving Chase and Chuck a little time in this blog to tell you where they would want to be… Continue reading Chase and Chuck

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Waxing Poetic

For my grandmother when I was in my twenties: Age-worn white hair, tired dark eyes, and A mute mouth drawn in concentration, She rocks and she stitches. Her needles clink As they kiss through the yarn, Her hands expertly guiding, Her head rhythmically nodding. I watch folds of talent Slide from knee to floor, And… Continue reading Waxing Poetic

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De Birds, De Bees, De Chickens, and Education

Like his creator, Fill-the-Space Chase comes from Cajun stock. The following letter was written by his Uncle Gaston, who lives in Gueydan, Louisiana, to catch up Chase's father, Trosclair, on the goings on of two young lovers, 'tite Clement and 'tite Etienne, who just moved back home from Lafayette. The Cajun word "mais" means "well",… Continue reading De Birds, De Bees, De Chickens, and Education

BeakSpeak Book, Interview Questions

Local Newspaper Interviews Author

Guess what? That author was me!!! I had an amazing time being interviewed. Read the article below and then click over to my publisher's website and see what they wrote. What a wonderful adventure I am on! I had an interview done by the local paper - read the entire article here: Read the amazing… Continue reading Local Newspaper Interviews Author

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I've been reticent to write about my sister, Gail, in my previous blogs, because she should be treated differently than the rest of us siblings. Gail was the second born of five and had insurmountable heartbreak dealt her that the rest of us were helpless to alleviate. She was an extremely bright child and was… Continue reading Salt

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Beast Down and Noun . . . Just Watch Ole Freckles Run

This is a good time to introduce your youngsters to the questions you ask that identify nouns: who and what? The following blog will ask the questions in a parenthesis behind the nouns in the first paragraph. Have your children/students practice the same exercise in BeakSpeak. I'll also give you one page of BeakSpeak with… Continue reading Beast Down and Noun . . . Just Watch Ole Freckles Run