Author Archives: naomi

150123 Winter Reading List

Winter, you are a beautiful devil and the perfect excuse to curl up with the book I’ve been dying to read. For months my fellow bloggers at Write Owls have been recommending Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, but I have … Continue reading

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150111 Afternoon Fuel

I am currently addicted to a banana-vanilla smoothie I found in Jane Clarke’s cookbook Bodyfoods for Busy People. Jane recommends it for headaches and migraines, and I have to say when you are hitting your head against the wall with writer’s … Continue reading

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141001 Afternoon Fuel

Today’s fuel is simple and easy: Stick a date in your mouth and chew. How sweet is that!  

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140929 Autumn Reading List

Breathe in…that’s the smell of autumn. There’s something about the change in temperature and the way the sun illuminates everything that triggers my sense of smell. Strange, I guess. I’ve always tried to put into words what the season actually … Continue reading

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Ironclad Genius

There are few things in life that have a profound affect on you–that evoke goosebumps–each time you experience it. Usually, at least for me, the first experience may be epic, but thereafter the goosebumps fade. The video for Iron by artist … Continue reading

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140910 Afternoon Fuel: Iced Yorba Mate Latte

Out of coffee one afternoon, I decided to make a cup of tea to wake myself up while I used my extra–but not always guaranteed–time to write. Sure, water would have done the trick; it’s wonderful for an energy boost. … Continue reading

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International Literacy Day

Today is International Literacy Day! Crack that book, inhale the fumes of knowledge. Let’s read, be it solitary or to one another.

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140904 Children’s Book Discoveries

It’s Library Card Sign-up Month, as by friend Laura has noted. In celebration of the joy of books–especially those that can be checked out–I’d like to share a few of my recent discoveries from my local library. Below, my curated … Continue reading

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Mountains of Awesomeness!

Music videos are magnificent films…

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Pre-Winter Reading List

I read to write. I think many writers do. My nightstand is always piled with books I want to read or that I feel I should read for one reason or another. It has become a habit for me to … Continue reading

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