Writing a Children’s Book

Left, Center, or Right? Some combination of colors?

I just finished writing this, based on the months I’ve spent testing to figure out the layout for bleed vs not bleed :).

Let me know if you’d like to beta-read this and give me feedback! Thanks!

Better? Worse?

I got a lot of feedback that people like the “girl on bird” cover but want better colors for the title. Which of this trio is best? Let me know if you’re interested in reading this!

Veterans Day 2019

Thank you to all the veterans out there who sacrificed to keep us safe.

This morning I got up at 9am to walk alongside Bob See, Dave Bourdeau, and Eddie Scholz who are part of the Al Youngman Brass Band. This is the full video.

The only way I was able to get up that early was to exhaust myself for two nights straight and then go to bed at 5pm on Saturday night. I really did sleep pretty much all 16 hours straight to wake up at 9am. Sometimes your body needs rest.

Network Solutions

Network Solutions just emailed to say their server was hacked in August and I should change my password to keep my websites safe.

For the past week I HAVE BEEN TELLING NETSOL ONE BY ONE TO MOVE ALL MY SITES TO A NEW SERVER and they didn’t blink an eye.

I could easily have been a hacker! These are large sites I’ve had with them for nearly twenty years!

They didn’t even think to contact me to check that these were valid moves?

This doesn’t give me a lot of confidence in them :).


WOOOO HOOOOOO!! I just tried the automated data conversion in MySQL. I imported my EnjoyMA entire website database from MSSQL (Microsoft) to MySQL. It imported it!! Without failing!! With everything I’ve been going through I am celebrating this victory 


EnjoyMA.com is one of my medium-sized websites – my goal is to visit every one of the 351 towns and cities in Massachusetts to share something about each one.

How much of your home state have you seen?

Spirits in the Material World

Woo hoo!! I am up to #4 in free Cozy Animal Mysteries with my Spirits in the Material World book! Plus I got another 5-star review! That makes 8!

I’m closing in on my goal of 10 reviews.

If you haven’t downloaded this yet, grab it today while it’s FREEE!