November 3rd, 2014

5 Signs You Have the Dreaded “Turkey Block”

NaNoWriMo is here, which means my birthday is coming and our American Thanksgiving is at the end of the month. In other words, the holidays are upon us, which often leads to stress for writers.

I reserved my organic grass-fed turkey yesterday. (Yes, I know. I’m from California, okay?) As always, the minute I reserve […]

October 22nd, 2012

A Cauldron of Spooky Words for Your Halloween

By Sharla Rae

You gotta love Halloween. After all, it’s why I’m giving you my Spooky Word List this month.

The truth is, writers enjoy Halloween every time they write. It’s the fun part of our jobs. We don the temporary skins/costumes of our characters, and from the safety of our computer desks, we might […]

March 14th, 2012

Happy St. Patty’s Day

By Lyn Horner

St. Patrick’s Day is observed on March 17, the date of the saint’s death. In Ireland, it is a day of obligation for Catholics as well as a secular holiday. In other countries, it’s a day to celebrate Ireland and Irish ancestry.

The first St.Patrick’s Day parade took place on […]

December 14th, 2011

Guest Post by Charlotte Carter: What’s Your Favorite Christmas Memory?

I suppose everyone has a favorite Christmas. The year they got the bike they had so wanted. Or maybe a Chatty Cathy doll when those were popular.

My favorite Christmas was the year my daughter Carolyn was born.

My husband and I moved to Anchorage, Alaska when we were first married. He was a civilian […]

December 7th, 2011

Favorite Christmas Traditions — A Historical Perspective

Compiled and edited by Sharla Rae

The holidays are upon us and everywhere you go, there are people rushing as lights wink merrily and Christmas music plays. Have you ever wondered about these treasured songs and how they gained popularity?

The dates and authors of some Christmas carols (red font) and events (green font) are […]