Congrats are in order to the Houston Co 2013 Dixie Youth ALLSTARS 9-10 year old Softball Team, they won first place in Allstars and are now going to State. CONGRATS GIRLS, I hope you win and go to the Dixie Youth World Series for your division.
I am such an action and adventure junky that it is not even funny. Lately I am becoming really annoyed at the lousy movies that are out. I rented a ninja movie last night and was sadly disappointed. My husband rented a WWII movie and we were also disappointed with it. When I read, my mind becomes its own movie theater and I can create the images of the characters in my mind. The author is the director and my mind is the play in motion. I know there are a few good movies out there right now, but to be honest there are not a lot. I guess I will keep reading and letting my imagination run free.
When I was growing up I fell in love with my first vampire movie, The Lost Boys. It scared me to death at the time, but I always wanted to watch it when I would go to a friend's house. Tonight I watched it with my son. It is funny to watch it now. My son is sold that it should become a part of our Halloween traditions. I think he is excited to share it with his friends. The Gremlins, is another movie that used to scare me. My son loves that movie too, however my daughter is not a fan. I have a feeling this year there will be a clear division in my house, the older kids will be inside watching scary movies and the younger kids will be outside playing games, making smores, and enjoying a hay ride.
June 6 & 7th was the annual Clarksville Writers Conference. I am always amazed with all the talented people that attend the conference each year and this year was no different. There were wonderful presenters from all over the southern region. Three presenters really stood out: Beth Ann Fennelly, Tom Franklin, and Adam Ross. Beth Ann has a book of poems recently released title Unmentionables. I could not put down this book. Tom Franklin has several books out, he is the co-editor of the anthology Grit Lit: A Rough South Reader and is joined by several contributing writers. Adam Ross is the author of Mr. Peanut. When these three individuals presented when you walked out of their session you wanted to go find a corner and start writing like crazy. Meeting wonderful like minded people is also a perk to attending the conference. Networking is what always makes a conference great. I recommend this conference to anyone; regardless if you have an idea, a partial manuscript, have a completed manuscript or an avid reader. There is something
I have friends that are so blessed with talent. No matter the talent they are all special and I am so honored to have them as my friends. Any time a friend has presented me with a gift that they made or I have purchased things from them at craft fairs or powwows I absolutely cherish the item(s). My home is a place of diversity and uniqueness. My children are as unique and diverse as my house and my friends. I love the creative spirit of a child and how they see things in art that an adult might not have noticed or even thought of in their interpretation of piece.
Sharon loves to read mysteries, science fiction, and fantasy. She loves the fact that a book can take you anywhere if you let it.