Toward An Invincible Spring

March 31st, 2020|

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, [...]

One Writer’s Marching Orders

February 29th, 2020|

Last month the number of events and activities in which I participate increased. I'm not complaining, simply recounting. I set a goal for myself in 2020 -- to increase my networking and presentation commitments. However, the introvert in me prefers [...]

Leaping Into Space

February 1st, 2020|

Here we go, knitting up our imperfect skein of days with the addition of an extra twenty-four hours. Leap Year conjures up the image of a mysterious space hiding in time, a special day to be unfolded like a Valentine, [...]


January 1st, 2020|

It happens every year...the rehashing of the months gone by, the anticipation of the ones to come. Many of us make resolutions. Many more just keep rolling down life's path, content to face the challenges as they come. Me...I'm a [...]

When All Good Things Must End…

November 30th, 2019|

The old year ends, weeping snow tears, sweeping away all the treasure we have hoarded, boxing up the moments and the memories, the triumphs and the tears, gone like daylight into the last December horizon. We sleep and dream a [...]

Take A Kid To Lunch…

October 31st, 2019|

I've spent a great many hours thinking about food over the last three months. Since I bought a treadmill and cut out most carbs, I've dedicated myself to losing weight...just enough to make the pants fit better and the abs [...]

2020 April Author of the Month: CAS MILLER

In the midst of the continuing coronavirus event, I am grateful for writers, readers, and books. This month I’ve invited a YA fantasy writer to sit in the virtual writer’s chair. I met Cas Miller at the Marion Public Library in 2019 during their ReadLocal Author Fair. She was gracious enough to accept my invitation to share her writing journey with us.
Janet Irvin: Greetings, Cas. Let’s get started with a brief overview of you background and how you came to this writing gig.
Cas Miller: My major in college was in Mathematics and Systems Management. However, I always loved Creative Writing in elementary school and junior high school.
I started writing when I had a fifty-hour a week job.  It was my way to de-stress when I got […]

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