Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner

"Luck will be yours when you least expect it." I had a tough time last week, so thanks for all the encouragement. You guys must have sent some good luck my way, too. Because what a difference a week makes! I've won not once, but twice over the past few days. That's right. Winner, winner, chicken dinner! This phrase originally comes from games of alley craps during the Great Depression. However, it's also referenced in the movie 21 because legend goes that an average Las Vegas win ($2) could … [Read more...]

ALA, Here I Come!

"Trees may prefer calm, but the wind will not subside." --Chinese proverb The wind's been blowing me here and there. In fact, this post is a little late because I had to prepare for a book talk. I interacted with teens at the local library today, talking about the process of writing and encouraging them to complete their own works over the summer. It's amazing to see their passions and their diverse interests, which can range from manga to poetry. Speaking of libraries, I'm gearing to attend … [Read more...]