Random Fun: Wordle.net

Thanks to Lisa Rivero, author of Oscar's Gift, I discovered Woldle.net. It's a free, online toy that creates colorful word clouds from text or websites. The resulting image shows the most-used words in terms of size. The larger the words are, the more often they are used. Here is the result for Ketch's Book Nook: Wordle.net also allows you … Continue reading Random Fun: Wordle.net

{Guest Post} Lisa Rivero: Writing From the Center

Where does a story come from? When Kelsey suggested I write about the inspiration and research for my recent book, Oscar's Gift, I had the chance to think about that question with some new perspective. I was pondering my answer while my son and I visited the town of Belle Fourche in South Dakota's Black … Continue reading {Guest Post} Lisa Rivero: Writing From the Center

{Book Review} Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux

Author: Lisa Rivero Genre: MG historical fiction Published: August 21st 2011 Publisher: Createspace Pages: 136 Source: Ebook from Author Goodreads Summary: The year is 1904 on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and eleven-year-old Tomas, the son of Swedish immigrants, thinks that life is a game of chance. Now you see it. Now you don’t. His father. School. … Continue reading {Book Review} Oscar’s Gift: Planting Words with Oscar Micheaux

Fear and Encourgement!

Today has been an awesome day! First, the lovely Lisa Rivero (author of Planting Words: My Friend Oscar Micheaux) has featured an interview on her blog where I talk about how I find and make time to write. Check out: Kelsey Ketch on Finishing Your Novel: I Write Whenever I Can And now, the amazing D.M.Cunningham (author … Continue reading Fear and Encourgement!