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Fun Facts and Odd Trivia for the Month of October

Happy October!! When you think of October you may imagine brightly colored leaves, carved Jack O’Lanterns, candles in lanterns, spooky cemeteries, witches on broomsticks, or kids in costumes. You may think of partaking of cider and donuts while you slip into your first warm sweater of the season. Such a fun month! Drawing from all those scenes, sensations and experiences, I will share my love of October with you by sharing fun and weird facts all month. Keep Scrolling down each day for more! Which Witch? If you lived during the 1600s, do you think someone could have accused you …

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Origin Story for “Sleepy, Scary, Sexy” by Archer Atwood: Part Two: “Scary”

The second story in the book “Sleepy, Scary, Sexy” and part of the Willow’s Moon Song series is “Harvest Grove : In the Year of the Comet 2230” Story Teaser: Turmoil has swirled around Casey’s head since childhood. It would bubble over in hints from stories written, or from sketches of images dreamed. What was being suppressed so strongly? This last sketch of the little girl in a puritan like outfit haunted Casey day and night. Those dark eyes had to hold the key. Who could help solve this puzzle? Miss Moon of the Willow Library could, but instead, she …

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People and Places of the series Willow’s Moon Song by Archer Atwood

Welcome to the Willow’s Moon Song Universe As each book is published, this list may grow.   Each name or place will be matched up with the book they appear in. Enjoy!! Miss Moon: She will be in every book! It is her the comet years are based on. Ann Monroe: You will learn about her childhood through young adulthood in the book “Jesse Monroe and Company”. Has a cameo in “Ceremony of the Rose”. As a young adult she stars in the hot summer romance “Breathless Nights” and appears in “Moonlit Meadow”. Uncle Bill: He will make an appearance …

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Origin Story of the book “Sleepy, Scary, Sexy”: Part One: Sexy

“Sleepy, Scary, Sexy” by Archer Atwood is ready to come home with you! But first, a little bit about how the book and artwork came about. Let’s begin with the “Sexy” part of the book: “Ceremony of the Rose” Determined to ace her “History of Women” college course, Claire finds herself at the Willow Library. There she meets Miss Moon who hands her an old book that leads her to a special elderly woman. This woman hints about a ceremony that fuels Claire’s imagination and creates an obsession. An obsession to find the meaning of the Ceremony of the Rose. …

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Poetry and Photographs

Sometimes you just need to relax with a little poetry and some quiet visuals. Pop back often to see more. (Unless otherwise stated, all photographs are copyrighted material of McAlt Studio.) ……………. October 26, 2020             Rain of Leaves by Aileen Fisher It’s raining big it’s raining small it’s raining autumn leaves in the fall.   It’s raining gold and red and brown as autumn leaves come raining down.   It’s raining everywhere I look. It’s raining bookmarks on my book!

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The Positivity Project:Introduction

The New Year begins allowing us to re-set. Re-set? Yes, on January 1st we have 356 unknown days ahead of us. Sure, some are predetermined such as holidays, birthdays, vacations, and such, but the actual content of those days is not yet set in stone. When we were kids the passing of time seemed so slow! Then as we grew older, time seems to be slipping by too quickly!! There never seems to be enough of it to finish projects, to relax, or to spend time with others. Or, is it we are really allowing time to slip through our …

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