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Travel, adventure, and learning a new culture: Costa Rica

PURA VIDA! It means “pure life” and is the motto of Costa Rica. My family recently returned from a Spring Break vacation to the region where the landscapes are filled with diversity of animal and plant life and a welcoming culture. When traveling, I try to do more...

Unpublished Author Lessons – Watching Out for the Wicked

Author beware. “We are interested in your manuscript.” THE PHONE CALL!!! Who doesn’t want to receive this phone call from an editor or agent? It would cause massive hysteria and probably mild incontinence... And I received it! But then… I submitted a picture book...

Wait For it or Go For it

Let the song play while you read! I was fortunate to see Hamilton in Chicago, and the powerful music showed me a part of history I knew little about. My favorite song, "Wait For It", is sung by the character, Aaron Burr, who eventually shoots Alexander Hamilton in a...

Learning History through Nonfiction

I know very little history. If I land on a yellow triangle in Trivial Pursuit, I might as well forfeit. If the topic is history at trivia night, I eat potato chips and drink a beer. It's fact. But that does not mean I don't have the interest to learn and don't realize...

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