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2018 Reading Challenge – Completed

Despite the hardships faced by English teachers who want to read books (meaning, we have to read a ton of crappy essays so there is no time to read what we want to read), I was able to complete my 2018 Reading Challenge. I even went over by two books!... Read More

Slow Start

Let me start off by saying that I do not want to go Keto. I love carbs. Rice and pasta are my very best friends. Chicken pot pie is my go-to comfort food. I don’t really like fish or pork and I hate avocados. From this actual exchange between my... Read More

Review: We Were Liars

I listened to this book with my creative writing class on the advice of another teacher. My class is made up of 22 students of 10th, 11th, and 12th grade. There is about the same number of boys and girls in the class. With a few exceptions, they really enjoyed... Read More

King of Swords: Sneak Peek

I thought you might be interested in learning a little bit about this work in progress, so here is a sample scene and a link to my Pintrest board where I store my inspiration for this work. Keep in mind this scene may or may not appear in the final... Read More

WIP: King of Swords

I’m currently working my way through Holly Lisle’s How To Write a Novel class. It is a happy coincidence that NaNoWriMo begins in November. I decided to take my work in progress novel for Holly’s class and use it as my NaNoWriMo entry for this year. With my school obligations and... Read More

Girl in the Rain

I’ve done several of these paintings. Everyone seems to really love them. I think they all ended up being donated to silent auctions for an animal rescue. Inspired by Cinnamon Cooney’s lesson found here.... Read More

Girl on a Swing

This painting was inspired by Cinnamon Cooney’s lesson that can be found here. I had it in my classroom for a while, but ultimately donated it to an animal rescue’s silent auction.... Read More