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Riffing On February

January 31st, 2021|

Oh, February, guardian of the gate between ice and thaw, you scamper in with promises and leave before your time. February may be the shortest month, but it carries weight. It is a time to celebrate love and presidents, hearts [...]

While the fields are fallow…

December 31st, 2020|

January arrives with a dusting of snow, along with seed catalogs and clothing brochures featuring bikinis I no longer wear and island gear that mocks the winter creep of wind and cold. The former makes my mouth water for the [...]

In This Giving Season…

November 30th, 2020|

It's snowing, and the child in me dances for joy. Being a December birthday girl, my earliest memories remain infused with the delight and wonder of snowfall, the way it covers all the imperfections we humans have created on the [...]

A Thanksgiving List of Blessings

November 24th, 2020|

I admit to trepidation in trying to form a list of things to be thankful for during this strange, maddening, sad, unprecedented (how often have we heard that word over the last four years?) time. So, I'll start with the [...]

A November Placemarker

October 31st, 2020|

I have a new essay almost ready to go, but the looming election has me quite anxious. Instead of posting the essay just yet, I thought I'd wait until after November 3. I'll be working the polls, so I'll have [...]

An October Like No Other

September 30th, 2020|

When I was a kid, the best thing about October was the run-up to Halloween. The expectation of a bagful of treats overrode any other considerations. Those with birthdays that month had their happiness doubled by the promise of presents [...]

March 2021 Author of the Month: CHRISTINA CONSOLINO

March, the month of new beginnings as spring ushers in thoughts of rebirth and growth. What a perfect time to introduce you to Christina Consolino, Freelance Editor/Writer and Senior Editor at the online journal Literary Mama,

and her debut novel REWRITE THE STARS, which will be out this month. Christina has a science background and a writer’s soul. She honored me with a beta read of this terrific story. Now I can share it and her with all of you!

Janet Irvin: To get started, Christina, please share a little of your writing journey with us. 

Christina Consolino: My writing journey extends as far back as first grade, when I used to write little stories to myself. By eighth grade, I was writing poems to send to my dad while he was away […]

February 28th, 2021|Author of the Month|

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