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Book Review: Crafty Critters by Vickie Clontz, Leisure Arts

15 Feb

felt leaf mug rugs

Title: Crafty Critters Author: Vickie Clontz Genre: Nonfiction: Craft: Sew Publisher: Leisure Arts, Inc. Format: printed, digital Pages: 32 The craft patterns include shoulder bags with fox and raccoon faces, a big-eyed owl case for eyeglasses or cell phones, cute pincushions and storage cases, leaf coasters, wall pockets, and magnets. The instructions are easy to […]

Friendship: Fritzi Stanton and Sage Brant

3 Oct

Friendship - Fritzi Stanton and Sage Brant

Friendship is just another word for sisters between Fritzi Stanton and Sage Brant. Best friends since the fourth grade, the girls are college freshmen and ready to take on the world. Their friendship has been tested, and it has endured. Love and heartache may come and go, but their friendship is forever.

Fall in Asheville, North Carolina

19 Sep

Fall in Asheville, North Carolina at MSU

 at MSU Asheville is in full swing, and as the season unfolds, the opportunities for new relationships, growth, and love surround the inhabitants of the cozy mountain town. As the colors of the forest emerge and the canopies thin, the change of season in Asheville is an event to behold. An accidental meeting among the […]

Disc Golf and Kirby Chapman

10 Sep

Disc Golf and Kirby Chapman

 doesn’t sweat the small stuff. In his world of wealth and privilege, there aren’t many things that cause him to sweat. The only tension that raises the pulse to that extent is a little friendly competition on the disc golf course. He doesn’t spend his afternoons worried about his future plans. Generations of his family […]

Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem: An Author Milestone

8 Sep

Manual Exposure at the Bookmarks Festival for Books and Authors

    I’ve sold eBook and paperback copies of Manual Exposure, but until the Bookmarks Festival of Authors and Books, my book has never been available for purchase at a local venue where any member of the public could pick up the book, flip through the pages, and feel the weight of my words in […]

MSU Asheville 2014 Fall Semester

23 Aug

Mountaintop State University

Sage Brant and Kirby Chapman are students at Mountaintop State University in Asheville, North Carolina. Their story begins at the start of the fall semester. The entire book spans the semester term. Starting September 1, 2014, I’ll begin posting new snippets from the book. I hope you enjoy this fresh look into the story of […]

My Bookshelf: Radcliffe, Blume, Birdman of Alcatraz, Plath, and Olsen

22 Aug

The Birdman of Alcatraz book cover

This is my college reader copy of The Romance of the Forest by Ann Radcliffe. This was her third novel, and it was first published in 1791. Those who love a mystery with elements of the supernatural and impending threats of horror and terror should reach for a Gothic novel.  Radcliffe is a wonderful place […]

My Bookshelf: Alcott, The Goonies, Masters, Armstrong, and Berube

14 Aug

The Goonies book cover

It’s time to take another peek at the items on my bookshelf! I’m having so much fun with this series, and I hope you are enjoying it. Has it encouraged you to go to your bookshelves and rediscover the books you own? My husband purchased this hardback copy of Behind a Mask: The Unknown Thrillers […]

Catalog and Create a Library of Your Books, Games, Movies, and Music with Libib

7 Aug

Surrounded by books on the floor.

  In the past, I’ve researched database templates that would allow me to catalog and create a library of my books, games, and music. I never liked the results that I found, and the project never moved forward. Since I started My Bookshelf project on Instagram, I revisited my search, and I’m happy to report […]

My Book Review Policy and Reviews of Midnight Crossroad and Sea of Shadows BUEP2

4 Aug

Bushnell Unscripted Logo

In this week’s Bushnell Unscripted Podcast, I talk about my policy regarding book reviews, and I include my book reviews for Midnight Crossroad and Sea of Shadows. Below are just a few elements of the information available in the podcast. Note: Show notes are not complete transcriptions of the podcast show. I share my thoughts […]

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