Category Archives: Slice of life

Hearts Aren’t Crystal

By Catherine Hedge Kansas is beautiful today.  The sun is brilliant. After a week of brutal cold and icy winds, the warmth penetrates the icicles hanging off my deck.  It seems they weep as they disappear. Heartbreak is much like a winter … Continue reading

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Kansas On My Mind

We had the pleasure this week of meeting an area poet, Steve Pfister.  He is a long time Kansan who celebrates the beauty and mystery of the land around us.  We at Pen In Hand hope you enjoy his unique … Continue reading

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Attend a Writer’s Conference? A Risk Worth Taking! (Part 2)

Originally posted on Pen In Hand:
By Catherine Hedge What a delight!  I have just returned from a regional writer’s conference, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Kansas.  I spent the day learning from wonderful, creative speakers: …

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Attend a Writer’s Conference? A Risk Worth Taking! (Part 2)

By Catherine Hedge What a delight!  I have just returned from a regional writer’s conference, The Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators of Kansas.  I spent the day learning from wonderful, creative speakers:  Sharon M. Draper, Jennifer Mattson, Karen … Continue reading

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Thanks, Marie, and Happy Halloween!

Originally posted on Pen In Hand:
By Catherine Hedge Marie, thank you so much for giving me the courage to post!  In 2012, with the lure of a free book by my favorite author, I took up her challenge.  Write…

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Interview with Author Helena P. Schrader

Our colleague, Charlene Newcomb , author of Men of the Cross has an insightful writer’s flair for interviewing.   What a great piece! I’ll have to read Ms. Schrader’s work, The Knight of Jerusalem. See Char’s interview at : Interview with Author … Continue reading

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HOW A TALE IS BORN

by Raji Singh The telling of tales has been a grand part of human history.  We escape to other worlds with Carpier and Hans Christian Anderson.  We adventure ourselves away in 1,001 Arabian nights, and travel the Canterbury trails seeking … Continue reading

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No. 94: FATHER’S DAY SCENTS AND SENSIBILITIES

Originally posted on Tales of the Fiction House:
by Raji Singh Our Founder, James Thaddeus “Blackjack” Fiction ‘Tell our stories, Raji. If you don’t, it will be as if we never lived.’ These whispering cries of joy and sorrow rise…

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A Fighter’s Long Walk

Originally posted on What Happens to Us:
It was twenty-four years ago when my mother took her last trip to Great Britain. She has yearned to return, and finally this year, in her 84th year, she convinced us to accompany…

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The Beginning of My Story

Originally posted on Mosaically:
I was born at Stanford University where IQ’s come out ahead of the babies. As a child I was bright, both in temperament and in intelligence. I had a high IQ. I was the second of…

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