Category: identity

  • Review of Of Knights and Dogfights by Ellie Midwood

    Of Knights and Dogfights: A WWII Novel by Ellie Midwood My rating: 5 of 5 stars Ellie Midwood, expert of World War II historical fiction, has done it again. She’s crafted a gripping, emotional tale about the everyday person who lived through such harrowing times. In Of Knights and Dogfights, we meet two young men…

  • A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    A Year in Review…and Looking Forward

    In 2018, I… finished two manuscripts (fifth and sixth) completed about half of my seventh manuscript edited my third manuscript with the help of my writers group published my third book attended a writers conference at my local library for the second time attended the Algonkian Pitch Conference in New York City got feedback from…

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 22 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

    As Christmas approaches, may you see it through the eyes of a child, with the same innocent wonder as the shepherds gazing upon the Baby Jesus that first Christmas morning…

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 12 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

      https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fcyndi.hilston%2Fvideos%2F10154756953580030%2F&show_text=0&width=560   Merry Christmas!! As a gift to you, I’m sharing with you a part of a Christmas chapter from my story, Hannah’s Rainbow, which is based on my late grandma’s life. I recreated what a typical Christmas morning was like at my house when growing up and Grandma would spend the night. While…

  • Blogmas 2018 – Day 8 #christmas #blogmas #blogmas2018 #christmas2018

      A Merry Christmas Smiles frozen in time decorate ruddy faces And stare back at me, all bundled and warm In holiday sweaters and knitted hats. My fingers gently grace the baby Who was once me in the old Polaroid, The white tree with the red bulbs And our stockings with our names in the…

  • Excerpt from Rocks and Flowers in a Box (WIP)

    I filled two glasses and placed them on the table. We drew up mismatched chairs and drank. Tristan finished first and sighed with pleasure. I eyed him over the top of my glass. He gazed out the back window toward his house, the line between his eyebrows deepening. I put my glass down and asked,…

  • Poetry Tuesday – Friendship

    There are many people Who come and go In our lives, But the precious few Who stay are real friends. They can look Beyond our flaws And see the living soul Inside the outer shell. A friend accepts another For who she or he is And loves every part Of that person, Even the parts…

  • Chapter 4 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 4 As the summer wears on, my brother continues to be an…

  • Chapter 3 of A Laughing Matter of Pain

    With the release of my newest book, A Laughing Matter of Pain, I’m going to be sharing the first four chapters with you in the month of October! Check back every Saturday for the next chapter. The book is available on Amazon here. Chapter 3 The moment I wake up, Ma’s on my back like a…

  • Poetry Tuesday – A Mysterious Soul Wandering Among the Mist

    Lost, alone, and gone away, This poor little child has gone astray, With her head lying on the cold, damp dirt, She cries throbbing sobs because of her hurt. Upon her exposed, ribby chest pours the rain, Increasing her heartache, her greatest pain. She sits up and starry-eyed she gazes At the surrounding walls of…