Welcome reader,
to a world
where thoughts take wing
and wings take flight,
and butterflies dance
in golden light
     ~ M. L. Tobin, Author, Middle Grade/Teen Fiction

Worlds Away: Creating Fantasies Loyal Readers Love

Whether contemporary, historical, alternate or parallel worlds, steam-punk, time travel, magical realism, or something completely new, fantasies conjure ultimate dream-scapes....
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Starry Nights, Star-Crossed Lives, & Optimism in the Face of Overwhelming Grief

Starry Night Over the Rhone, by Vincent Van Gogh Literature and the arts are filled with references to stars and...
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Things of Beauty: Embracing Trees, Leaves, and English Romantic Poet John Keats

     If we're lucky, we live in the embrace of trees: in nearby forests, parks, backyards, gardens, landscapes, and dreamscapes. ...
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Inspirational Quote – Forests

I hear the wind among the treesPlaying the celestial symphonies;I see the branches downward bent,Like keys of some great instrument.~Henry...
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Walking in Winter Wonderlands . . .

 When frosted windows, frigid air, and a flurry of snowflakes signal winter, I want to hibernate-- Drink tea, read, and...
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Ode to Autumn, Country Fairs, and Charlotte’s Web

Each October, I visit the Topsfield Fair. Fairs are wondrous, tying us in with traditions and our agricultural roots. Adorable bunnies, cavies (guinea pigs),...
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Inspirational Quote – Walking

‘I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk...
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Amazing Art & Animation: Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli

    Mr. Hayao Miyazaki has hugely influenced my mural painting and writing. A superb world-builder, he creates wonderful stories and...
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