“It should concern you that Al Capone is our measuring stick.” -Detective Cassano, The Lost Girl of Astor Street, by Stephanie Morrill Today is the release date for this amazing novel. I had the pleasure of being on the launch team for Lost Girl, and today I’m part of a blog scavenger hunt. There’s a clue … More The Lost Girl of Astor Street Clue Hunt: #21
My NYE looked like a quiet evening at home alone working on paintings for a client, eating homemade pizza, and watching Cary Grant movies. The rest of my family went to our church’s party, but I stayed home on account of a bad cold. I was a little bummed honestly, not because I had to … More 2016 Recap
Hi, everyone! I haven’t been posting much recently, but that’s because I’ve been up to my ears in art! Managing social media for a business, Christmas shopping, planning for holiday excursions, and work have been eating up a lot of my time, and I was sick for a couple weeks, too, but I hope to … More Free Christmas Shopping Phone Wallpaper
‘Cause who doesn’t like a good treasure hunt? And what better time of year to curl up with a cuppa and a good spine tingling read? So, to oblige you, I’ve rounded up five classic treasure hunt stories for your TBR. And here’s an interesting fact: only one of them contains pirates. (So much for that … More ‘X’ Marks the Spot: 5 Classic Treasure Hunt Novels
I have so very many fond memories of reading the Little House on the Prairie Books. My dad read them aloud to me and my older sisters, later again to my brother and the next sister, and before long he’ll probably be starting again on them with my youngest brother and sister. I was always … More Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Some of you may already have guessed from hints I’ve been dropping around here, (and even an outright mention in my new little side-bar bio,) what the project that I’ve had under wraps is. On November 12, Lord willing, my Etsy shop, The Illustrated Life, will be opening for business! I’ve wanted to do this … More It’s Here!
PSA: If you haven’t already heard, I have a serious obsession with the Richard Hannay thrillers by John Buchan. If you are a fan of thrillers or mysteries they are a must read. You’re welcome. Curiously, as big as a fan that I am, I did not start The Island of Sheep with high hopes. … More The Island of Sheep by John Buchan