My hat’s off to you!

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” -Winston Churchill Confession: I don't interact as much as I should. Let's call a spade a spade, here: I am shy. I try not to show it, but it rears its ugly head more often than I'd like to … Continue reading My hat’s off to you!

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Once Upon A Time…

“A childhood without books – that would be no childhood. That would be like being shut out from the enchanted place where you can go and find the rarest kind of joy.” -Astrid Lindgren In grades three through five, little Aila was a precocious, passionate little thing. Imagine that, right? I loved recess more than … Continue reading Once Upon A Time…

Writing Sucks.

“People talk about books that write themselves, and it's a lie. Books don't write themselves. It takes thought and research and backache and notes and more time and more work than you'd believe.” -Neil Gaiman I can only imagine the horrified look on your face as you read the title for this post. "But, Aila... you're a … Continue reading Writing Sucks.