Fairy Tales Do Come True

My prized set of “My Book House”

“There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.” —   Graham Greene

My daughter doesn’t live at home anymore, so I have been in the process of converting her bedroom into an office. This has been a major undertaking, (girls have a lot of stuff), but a necessary one. It is impossible to write coherently in an open and shared space where the cone of silence cannot descend. As I write this weekly post, it is pouring rain outside my window, soaking everything in sight, including the wild turkey pecking at the sodden grass. It reminded me that when I was a child, these were the days I loved to read.

What can a writer keep in their workspace that inspires them? In my case I couldn’t bring anything INTO the room until I removed eighteen years of accumulation. After the cleanout was nearly complete, I decided to move something very precious into my new private space, something that means the world to me. My collection of “My Book House” now sits in pride of place, serving as a daily reminder of the first important discoveries in the journey of this writer. It is, I sometimes think, why I am who I am. Continue reading “Fairy Tales Do Come True”

Renee Pierce Williams Announces New Release

Author Renee Pierce-Williams is pleased to announce the release of her new book, Buck, the Good Doog. The book was illustrated by her daughter Shelby Renee Williams.

Renee says, “Shelby brings Buck the Good Doog to life with her love for animals and her artistic ability. Each image in the book is hand painted. There are no computer-generated illustrations. Because Shelby grew up knowing and loving Buck, she was the obvious choice to be the illustrator for this book. No one else could have painted a more accurate depiction of the main character. As a writer and her mother, I am truly honored to have worked with her on this project.” Continue reading “Renee Pierce Williams Announces New Release”