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PRAYING FOR DEMI

Addiction. It sucks! I wanted to be all poetic and throw in some amazing metaphors and similes, but, alas, ‘it sucks’ is all I’ve got. Beautiful, soulful singer, Demi Lavato,, 25, was rushed to the hospital after a reported drug overdose Tuesday. Of course, the Twitter-sphere and other social platform are abuzz, feeding on whatever…

A Writer’s Delight!

Serendipity is a beautiful thing! An unexpected email led to a delightful afternoon. Hometown grandmother Nancy knew I grew up in Michigan and wondered if I’d autograph a book for her granddaughter visiting from Washington state. Then she realized I now lived in Florida. She expressed how much her daughter loved her new book, President…

WHO’S WATCHING THE CHILDREN?

We are being led astray. Since May, the United States government have detained almost 1,500 parents or guardians at the southern border and separated them from almost 2,000 children. It is disgusting. According to a report by CNN, Department of Homeland Security spokesman Jonathan Hoffman defended the policy during a conference call to  reporters. Hoffman declared…

FIRST LADY OF SAN FRANCISCO

  London Breed, 42, was elected mayor of San Francisco! Woo-hoo! She is exactly the type of candidate Brianna Justice (President of the Whole Fifth Grade, President of the Whole Sixth Grade, and Girl Code) would support. Breed, 43, is the first African American woman to hold the City’s top job. She is an enigmatic…

Cheers!

Bunny Cat toasts the new royal couple. ‘ “We Royals must stick together, dahhlings.” African American booksbookscatsmiddle grade fictionRoyal weddingsherri winstonwriting

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

To all the mama’s who have read bedtime stories until they thought they’d go insane, and then teared up when your little one’s staggered through their first read aloud attempts, you are my heroes—take a bow. My mommy put books in my hand when I was still in the crib. I haven’t stopped reading since.…

Only four more days! Get it while it’s hot. Brianna Justice is determined. She is going to be president of the fifth grade, or else! Will business success cost her friendships? She’s either headed for entrepreneurial success or she’s creating one HUGE recipe for disaster!

HAPPY BOOK BIRTHDAY TO…

Girl Code—the latest in the Brianna Justice series. Our sixth-grade heroine has set aside her mixing bowls to pursue a new dream—TV anchorwoman. However, when she winds up working for a print newspaper in Detroit with her new mentor, Brianna soon learns that much like baking, great journalism requires the right balance of ingredients. Is…

History Is Made

On Tuesday, Feb. 6, my nephew and I watched history being made when SpaceX launched into outer space. Daelyn, my nephew, is a 17-year-old high school junior. I’ve been telling that boy he was a natural-born engineer since he was seven or eight. Did he listen to me? Noooo! Then along comes Elon Musk. Now…