Lying in Wait

Monday, October 23, 2017

When I decided I wanted to be a professional writer, I was eleven years old, and at that time, it seemed utterly impossible that I wouldn’t be famous by the time I finished high school. I mean, that seemed like plenty of time. Seven years? That was more than half my life so far! In many of the stories written during those pre-teen and early-teen years, the main characters died…


Just a few tasks to do before settling into summer…

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

There’s nothing quite like the total relaxation one feels in the summer! The carefree days when the schedule is wide open, and there’s all the time in the world to get caught up on reading, writing, and rest! But first, there are a just a few things to check off the list. Summer is an important time to get chores done. And the boys are all home from college and…


The ‘Favorites’ Of Jenni L. Walsh’s Day

Thursday, March 23, 2017

This week we’re talking about our favorite things. That’s so ambiguous that I literally had a moment where I thought, I don’t know.  So for some structure — I like structure — I figured I’d break down my day to figure out what I like best (besides structure). My favorite way to start the day: When I wake up, refreshed, and realize both my children are still sleeping. This rarely…


Deb Tawna’s family traditions aren’t so traditional

Being a Fenske is a bit like being a member of a bizarre gang. We don’t wear matching bandannas or commit felonies, but we do have a complex set of rituals that make no sense to outsiders and must be strictly followed under the threat of death. Take phone calls, for instance. If I’m speaking with my parents or brother and the conversation starts to wrap up, here’s what you’ll…

Friday, December 24, 2010

On Balance, a.k.a. The Blog Post Deb Elise Should Not Write

There are some topics on which I have no right to blog: Raising twins (don’t have ’em), Skydiving (won’t do it), Sword-Swallowing (ow)… Yet even considering all those, probably the topic on which I have the least right to blog is Balance, and I mean that in every sense of the word.  I will fall over if I try to do tree pose, I’m too impatient to find that perfect…

Monday, December 6, 2010

My blank walls, by Deb Meredith

When my husband and I first lived together, he hung his own art up on our walls. But everytime he sold something or had a show, our walls would suddenly be blank. It was depressing to see all those bare nails. I finally put my foot down, and that’s when we started collecting our own art. We don’t collect expensive art or art by world famous artists (at least not…

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Favorite Hobbies of a Full-Time Writing Mother of Three Under Seven by Deb Tiffany

1. Dreaming of all the hobbies I’d take up if I had more time. 2. Amateur Sleuthing. For instance, the grayish pulp mashed on the floor is: a) dessicated blueberries b) playdough mixed with an unidentifiable substance c) probably biological in nature d) all of the above 3. Planning sensible, healthy, economic meals that eventually will be consumed after a ritualistic series of orange-level threats, negotiations, and bartering. 4. Tracking…

Thursday, January 29, 2009