Category Archives: Sophie Topfeather

“Fred, Fred, Use Your Head!” (A Plea for Common Sense)

Conviction: To believe in something enough to fight for it, to¬†suffer as a consequence of it, to risk everything for it. Pilgrims brought their families to a stretch of wilderness out of religious convictions; abolitionists and civil rights leaders, both … Continue reading

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Wednesday’s Word to the Free: Are You as Confused as I Am?

(Picture courtesy of http://www.cakitches.com). Riding in our boat last summer, I saw a man and his dog running back and forth on shore. My first thought was, “I’m kind of stuck in this little boat, but he can feel the … Continue reading

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Flying High with a Little Alphabet Practice

In Luna Crane, Papa Plane, a little whooping crane needs to practice making a letter V with her seven brothers and sisters so¬† they can successfully migrate all the way from Michigan to their wintering grounds in Florida. A tailwind … Continue reading

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Hippity-hoppity! It’s a Writer Interview Blog Hop!

The Northwest Christian Writer’s Association has been a powerful influence in my writing life. Not only have I been blessed with wonderful friends there, but the monthly meetings, annual conferences, and Facebook encouragements have kept me improving in my craft, … Continue reading

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It’s Summer! Time for Something Different

Hi Blog Friends! This past year has simply flown by. Since last August, I started this website, posted almost 100 blog posts, and “met” friends from around the world who read and commented on a post or listened to a … Continue reading

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The ‘What If?’ Game–Not so Fun, Right?

Does knowing about the power of first impressions paralyze you? Keep you from starting something new, joining a new group, meeting someone new? I often feel that way. I know I will dump water all over the table, or talk … Continue reading

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Three Times a Charm?

Have you ever noticed that children’s books often run in threes? Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Three Billy Goats Gruff–in our library at school, we even have a Japanese threesome: Three Samurai Cats! Tolkien’s publisher chopped his … Continue reading

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Friday Special: Book News!

Some of you have heard this news from other sources, but I am happy to announce a RELEASE DATE for the first novel in my Sophie Topfeather series: BON VOYAGE, SOPHIE TOPFEATHER! is set to release by Sunpenny Publishing, a … Continue reading

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I Need a Team–Do You?

The wonderful historical fiction writer for young people, Deborah Hopkinson, gives the main character in her book, The Great Trouble, an important job to do. Eel, an orphaned “mudlark” and caretaker of a doctor’s guinea pigs and other animals during … Continue reading

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Mrs. Mouse’s Secret Ingredient Christmas Cocoa

Every night before Timley goes to bed, his devoted (a little too devoted, in Timley’s mind) mother brings him a cup of hot cocoa. At Christmastime, she makes it a little extra-special! Here’s the recipe (it makes 6 servings): 1/2 … Continue reading

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