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belleofthecarnival

I am the head clown in my family's circus act! Most days I can be seen with my noise stuck in a good book, spilling coffee down my shirt, and aimlessly wandering about wondering where did I put my glasses.

You can always drop me line at belleofthecarnival@hotmail.com

A Call for Beta Readers

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I am in the final phases of finishing my Young Adult novel and now in desperate need of a few good readers.  This is me taking the plunge and asking for your help in critiquing my novel! I will be welcoming all constructive feedback with a petrified smile.   I […]

The Birthday Curmudgeon

Birthday Curmudgeon

Once upon a time there was a blogger who loved birthdays, presents, and celebrations then somewhere in her thirties. She became a Curmudgeon! That’s right a birthday curmudgeon! I blame it on turning thirty and then my body had the nerve to keep getting older. I know there is so […]

The Meditative Healing of Zentangle

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Karen Sandoval wears many hats as a grandmother, traveler, photographer, and zentangler. She shares with us her story of zentangling and how it has become a meditative influence in her life. Darcie asked me to write a guest blog post about what Zentangle means to me and I hesitated at […]

Finding Paradise

Dreams (2)

It was over ten years ago we went to Varadero with the joy of vacation. We scraped together enough money to stay at three star hotel to rejuvenate in  the warmth of the Cuban sun. It was heaven! We were blessed to have our parents split a week of watching […]

Moving On Up!

Moving on Up! (2)

 Jarrod Champagne reminisces about his move  from Louisiana and the new beginnings that were a waiting for him in Virginia.  “Well, I guess that’s about it,” I said examining the back of the truck. “Yep,” replied my buddy, as he and his brother stared at the truck. It was a […]

Dear Muse

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Dear Muse, It has been a while since the last time we had words. I didn’t mean them. Sometimes you are just so infuriating! You never appear when I need you and then I am stuck blinking at my computer screen. I know it is annoying when I get stuck. […]

Snail Mail My Heart

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Jenn Sutkowski  is a freelance writer on the creative path to writing her first book. She shares with us her story of the timeless bond between a father and daughter.  It is a reminder that time and memory is a precious gift to be cherished with the loved ones who […]

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