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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Got Forgiveness?? Open Here...

Now available! My story A Gift Multiplied in
The Power of Forgiveness on Kindle

Also available my short story
Coal Miner's Daughter.

If you do purchase this ebook, please leave a review. 
Thank you in advance!

Wednesday, May 31, 2017


These are opinions from our favorite (that's debatable) politicians on why the chicken crossed the road:

Why Did the Chicken Cross the Road?

DONALD TRUMP: We will build a big wall to keep illegal chickens from crossing the road. We will have a door for legal chickens.
JOHN KERRY: We will trust the chicken to tell us whether it crossed the road or not.
CHRIS CHRISTIE: We need to waterboard that chicken to find out why it crossed the road.
RAND PAUL: It's none of our business why the chicken crossed the road.
NANCY PELOSI: We will have to wait until the chicken crosses the road to see what it says.
CARLY FIORINA: Hillary Clinton lied about why the chicken crossed the road.
BRIAN WILLIAMS: I crossed the road with the chicken.
BEN CARSON: This isn't brain surgery... It wanted grain.
SARAH PALIN: The chicken crossed the road because, gosh-darn it, he's a maverick!
BARACK OBAMA: Let me be perfectly clear, if the chickens like their eggs they can keep their eggs.
No chicken will be required to cross the road to surrender her eggs. Period.
HILLARY CLINTON: What difference does it make why the chicken crossed the road?
GEORGE W. BUSH: We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road.
We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road or not.
The chicken is either with us or against us. There is no middle ground here.
BILL CLINTON: I did not cross the road with that chicken.
BERNIE SANDERS: That little chicken will pay 80% income taxes no matter what side of the road it's on.
He's got to help finance free college even for those that just want a four year vacation.
AL GORE: I invented the chicken.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

#BookGiveAway at Goodreads

I'm doing a book giveaway. The anthology is called 
The Power of Forgiveness: A Collection of Short Stories. 
Thank you for your interest! 

Friday, April 14, 2017

Story of the Week: I Chose the Best of the Litter~Tales2Inspire Garnet Collection


Featured on Tales2Inspire

I Chose the Best of the Litter

Can love be wrapped in fur, have green eyes and claws?

When Glenda returned home after a day at work, at first she just stood in the doorway with a big smile on her face. Then she pulled back her jean shirt and the cat’s little head popped out. Bob just covered his eyes and wailed, “Oh, no!” They called their new kitty Rambo. 

Read this and other great stories of animals who came into people's lives to give the gift of love. Grab yourself a copy at Amazon Kindle

The Power of Forgiveness: A Collection of Short Stories

Hot off the press!  #AmWriting flash #Fiction - some stories based on true life events.

From the authors of Writes 750 at Goodreads comes an anthology that is now published at Amazon in time for Easter: The Power of Forgiveness

Edited & published by Stephanie Baskerville; edited and cover art by Glenda Reynolds; edited and conception by David Russell. We would appreciate some book reviews for this and if you could share with your friends, family, and church groups.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Sunday, January 22, 2017


One can learn a lot by reading advise from other people. But it always remains just that: advise from other people. To become a serious writer, we have to know our own minds and learn to listen to what we know to be true, for us, regardless of what anyone else might think or say.

No one else can tell you what you need to know when it comes to emotion. No one else can chart the terrain of your subconscious, your belief systems, or your dreams: the beautiful and totally unique irrationality that belongs only to you.

This is the stuff that comes out in the writing of great fiction. The character who is deeply unlikable. The plot that doesn’t seem to make any sense. The ending that doesn’t wrap up all the loose threads.

The first page that holds out a quiet but expectant hand, inviting in the curious reader softly, slowly, as so many works of brilliant fiction have done throughout the decades—without relying on Reality TV promo tactics to hustle in spectators who really couldn’t give a *BLEEP*.

This is what writing great fiction is actually like: It’s hard and confusing and there is no map. There is no method that will help you circumnavigate all the dark, festering places in your psyche that you don’t want to see. You won’t come out on the other side with all the answers, or even with any answers at all.

But the journey into the underworld is worth it. It’s always worth it. That’s why writers keep doing it. Because, deep in the most secret parts of our heart, we know we can do nothing else.
by Lauren Sapala. Lauren is a writing coach who specializes in personal growth and artistic development for introverted intuitive writers.