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The Story of the Flea-ridden Cat and The Girl Who Saved Her

A friend of mine just recently took in a sickly cat. It was honestly the last thing she needed to be doing. She’s about to move out of state in a couple of weeks. Money is well, tight to say the least. But she put that cat’s needs above her own. This friend of mine… Read More The Story of the Flea-ridden Cat and The Girl Who Saved Her

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If Only There Was a Keyboard for Life

“Well, Mr. Hinley your idea sticks worse than dog poo on a tin roof in July.” Delete. “Great idea, Mr. Hinley.” “Ugh. I only have five bucks.” Control C. Control V. “Bills are paid!” “My kitchen looks like a horde of zombies decided to have a potluck dinner.” Control X. “All better.” “Your breath smells… Read More If Only There Was a Keyboard for Life

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It’s Okay to Enjoy Your Life

One of the things I struggle with is finding joy in work. For so long, I have associated work with something that was supposed to be well…work—unenjoyable, something to get over with. Certainly not something you enjoyed. If you liked your work then you must not be working hard enough. So I actually find myself feeling… Read More It’s Okay to Enjoy Your Life

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The Lie of the Entertainment Industry

My family likes to watch TV together. But let me tell ya, I’m having a heck of a time finding a show that we can all watch together. Even certain superhero shows found under the “kids” section on Netflix have shown characters engaging in extremely inappropriate interactions in supply closets. Try explaining that to a nine-year-old. And… Read More The Lie of the Entertainment Industry

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What Young Writers Need to Make it in Publishing ~A Guest Post by Michaela Mininger

As a young writer, I have connected with many writers my age who are on all levels of the commitment spectrum. Based on my own connections and observations, I have found that there are two prominent “types” of aspiring writers/authors. There are those confident in their choice to pursue writing. Then there are those that… Read More What Young Writers Need to Make it in Publishing ~A Guest Post by Michaela Mininger

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A Young Adult’s Perspective on YA Publishing ~Guest Post by Michaela Mininger

I have been a loyal follower of Young Adult (YA) literature since the age of 11, making that 8 years spent reading new releases, bestselling series, and debuts that make up this genre. It’s been fun to watch as this overarching genre has bloomed and transformed over my own years of interest into one that… Read More A Young Adult’s Perspective on YA Publishing ~Guest Post by Michaela Mininger