Just for fun: Five Blogs I follow – Part One

Hello, my friends!

I follow a lot of blogs. I mean a lot and I am constantly finding more through blog buttons. Anyway today, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites and why I like them. There are so many that this is going to be a two-part blog series!

The Grazy Daisy

I’ve been following Briar since the beginning of her blog. I love reading her posts, they’re all so informative and are constantly giving me new things to try. Briar has so much interesting content, and whenever I read her posts, I am always learning something new. =D

Favorite Post from the Grazing Daisy: My Homemade Chai Tea Recipe

Sword of the Penmaiden

Writing stories to inspire”

I love reading Joelle’s stories, as well as her reviews! She is an amazing writer, and if you haven’t already read her blog or stories, go read them now. They are amazing.

Favorite Post from Sword of the Pen Maiden: Story Day: Gratitude: Part One

This Messy Thing Called Life

A blog about faith, passion, and experiences.”

Rue’s posts on This Messy Thing Called Life are some of my favorite posts I’ve ever read. She’s definitely one of my favorite bloggers. She offers so much encouragement and has some really good thoughts. Make sure to go read a few of her posts!

Favorite Post from This Messy Thing Called Life: When You’re Struggling to Bloom Where You’re Planted

Alicia Marentette

“Just a girl with a blog about her life.”

Alright, I love Alicia’s posts! Her posts are so interesting, and her photography is so fun to see.

Favorite Post from Alicia Marentette: The New Year’s Book Tag

Pen and Ink

SHARING FICTION, POETRY, AND WRITING TUTORIALS

Annabelle is one of my favorite bloggers – She offers some amazing writing tips and on top of that her stories and poetry are awesome!!

Favorite Post from Pen and Ink: 4 Things You need To Know When Starting a Blog

Do you have any favorite blogs? Let me know in the comments!

Guest Post: 8 Book Recommendations by Rachel

Hello, my friends!

Today, I have the joy of sharing a post that my good friend, and fellow writer, Rachel W. wrote!

In this post, Rachel shares 8 book recommendations from four categories, fantasy/mystery, historical fiction, non-fiction/biography, and picture books, with a summary of each. Let’s get started!

Fantasy / mystery:

Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart

Following a peculiar advertisement in the newspaper, four gifted children pass a series of tests to become members of the Mysterious Benedict Society. They go on a mission as spies at the Learning Institute for the Very Enlightened, and through the ensuing events, they find the value of each other. You can test your wits right along with the characters in this book!

Princess Academy by Shannon Hale

Miri lives in a mountain village, where for generations everyone has quarried stone. The spot is chosen for a princess academy, designed to produce a suitable bride for the prince. Miri is forced to be one of many girls at the academy, and although it’s rough, when bandits attack the village, Miri realizes the mountain dweller’s unique power and must help save her village.

Historical fiction:

Words on Fire by Jennifer A. Nielsen

Audra is living in Lithuania during the Russian invasion. When the Cossacks show up at her family’s door, her parents insist she flee, taking with her a mysterious package. On a journey to deliver the package, Audra becomes involved with a resistance movement. Can she have a chance to rescue her parents?

Calico Captive by Elizabeth George Speare

Follow the journey of young Miriam Willard as she & her family are captured by Native Americans during the French and Indian War. They are forced to march north to Montreal, where a turn of events change Miriam’s life forever. 

Non-fiction / biography: 

The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown

This book is about the University of Washington rowing team and their journey to the 1936 Olympics in Berlin. It follows the story of Joe Rantz, a crucial part of the team, and also gives insight into Nazi Germany and the demanding sport of rowing. I really enjoyed the young reader’s edition!

Women at the Edge of Discovery by Kendall Haven

Explore the lives of 40 lesser-known women scientists in this fascinating book. I learned about science careers I didn’t even know existed! Many women have contributed to many aspects of science & discovery, as you will learn in this book.

Picture books:

This is How We Do It by Matt Lamothe

Delightfully illustrated narrative following a day in the life of seven kids from around the world. Learn more about daily life in Russia, India, Italy, Japan, Uganda, Peru, and Iran. Great for people of all ages!


Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon by Torben Kuhlmann

From the perspective of a mouse, this marvelously illustrated story tells about the mouse’s journey to the moon. He faces several obstacles along the way but ultimately discovers the joy of exploration.

Thank you so much for sharing, Rachel! I am definitely going to have to check out your selections. And if you all want to see more of Rachel’s favorite books, check out her Goodreads!

Thank you so much for reading! What are some of your favorite books?

About Rachel

Rachel is a Midwest gal, total bookworm, and aspiring writer. She enjoys running cross country, swimming, and snowshoeing. Rachel’s favorite genres are historical fiction, fantasy, biography, and middle grade. She is currently working on a fantasy story about two sisters and a secret organization to resist the government.

Just for fun: My Five Favorite Quotes

Hello, my friends!

How are you all doing this Saturday?

Today, I decided on a post to do just for fun, to share my five favorite quotes with you. I also want to share with you the Bible verses that my favorite quotes remind of. Shall we get started?

If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.

Martin Luther

This quote always inspires me when I am in a motivational slump, it’s one of my favorites! It gives me hope that I can change people’s lives through my words. I really want to be able to serve the Lord through my writing.

James 1:22, But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves is the verse that I like to pair with this quote. I think that the only way to change the world is to act on God’s word.

Let God’s promises shine on your problems.

Corrie Ten Boom

I’ve always loved this quote. An excellent reminder that God is greater than all of our problems. ❤ Even when the problems seem so big, I can remember God’s promises and how much bigger they are than my problems. It is also an encouragement for me to know God’s promises so it reminds me to memorize scripture.

Thinking about scripture, the first verse that comes to mind is, Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you, 1 Peter 5:7. This is one major promise to help bear all that burdens me.

Believe in yourself and you are halfway there.

Theodore Rosevelt

Ahhh, I love this quote so much. When you think you can do it, you can actually go through with it. Having that push really helps you to do that thing you need or want to do. It encourages me to just start writing and believe that I can write. And not just that I can write but that I will write things that are inspired by God.

The verse that my mind pairs with this is Philippians 4:13, I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. I think that this is the pre- verse. It is what lets me believe in myself because I know that God is with me.

“Someday you’ll be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

C.S. Lewis

Alright, there are so many reasons I love this one. The main one is that I still love reading children’s books (one of the reasons I write middle-grade.), and that you are never too old to read children’s books. Another reason, I like it is because it reminds me I am never too old to play, pretend and have fun. It gives me an excuse to play with with my siblings like I am still a little kid.

This is the only one that really doesn’t make me think of scripture but maybe one of you will have a suggestion for me and you could share that with me in the comments!

Be the change you wish to see in the world.




Mahatma Gandhi

Aww, I love this one. It always inspires me. ❤ My mom is always telling us that we can be the ones to make peace. That is we change then we can make the difference that is needed.

The Bible verse this reminds me of is: Luke 6:31 “And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.”

And there we have it! My five favorite quotes! Let me know in the comments, what is one of you favorite quotes?

Have a wonderful Saturday!

5 Book Characters I would like to meet

Hello, my friends!

I’m back again, this time, with a bit of a funny post: Five book characters I would like to meet.

Anyway, it’s funny, but I thought it might be fun to do! So here we go.

Character #1: Caddie Woodlawn

Caddie and her siblings are a few of my favorite book characters to read about. One thing I enjoy, is most of the stories written in this fun novel are true. The fact that the story is set in Wisconsin makes it all the more relatable to a Midwestern girl like me. The first time I read Caddie, I was about her age, and her bravery and spunk impressed me. She was unique and blazed her own trail. I have no desire, to run wild with my brothers like Caddie did but I do love the idea of being free to be me and do things just how I want to (within God’s plan, of course.). As an author, Caddie Woodlawn inspires me to listen well and do my research because you never know when a good story from the past could become the inspiration next Newberry Medal Award Winner! It would be so fun to take a hike through Caddie’s woods with her and have her show me all the wonderful things she has discovered.

Character #2: Rosalind Penderwick

Rosalind Penderwick is an inspiring character. Her generosity and kindness to her sisters inspires me to be a better sister. Her care of Batty and concern for her comfort is impressive although it is always easiest to love the babies and get along with the little siblings. However, the way she gave Skye the perfect room (for Skye) in the first book really made an impact on me. I would love to have a cup of tea with Rosalind and chat about our siblings and all of her great vacations.

Character #3: The March Sisters

Another group of four sisters, but I haven’t even finished reading Little Women (Yes, shocking, I know, but I haven’t read it before. 😅) but I already know these sisters are going to be some of my favorites! However, if I had to pick just one I would pick Beth. She is so giving and generous. She is kind. Her musical ability is inspiring to me as I play the piano and would love to become an accomplished pianist. Finally, I appreciate her dream of just staying home. I think so often “big dreams” seem so desirable but wanting to stay close to home and take care of your parents is admirable. I would love to sit down at the piano and plunk away with Beth.

Character #4: Ramona Quimby

Ohhh, Ramona. One of my favorite characters that I’ve grown up reading about. I couldn’t leave her out this time. Ramona is so fun to watch grow up. She goes from being a wild child to thoughtful little girl as you read through all of her books. I imagine getting to know her more as the friend of one of my younger siblings. It would be fun to have Ramona over to do a craft project or maybe even decorate cookies. I think my younger siblings would love having Ramona as a friend.

Character #5: Holly Meridith

Holly is a bit less known book character, but she is one of my absolute favorite characters – Definitely a character I would like to run into on the street someday and if I did, I would invite her to chill at our local bakery and have a donut and coffee with me. Holly is dramatic which makes her so funny. She is also so relatable. Generally, she is a good friend and is willing to admit when she makes mistakes (after a while of course.). Oftentimes so many characters are perfect or too imperfect and Holly is the perfect in-between character- not too good and not bad either!

What are some of your favorite book characters? Let me know in the comments!

2022 Goals: Five things I hope to do in the New Year

Hello, my friends!

Aight, so I maybe should have done this a bit earlier, but I scheduled other posts instead, not thinking about it, so, now in mid-January, you get to hear my goals for 2022.

I have way too many goals to try to share all of them. I’m an over-achiever, so there are quite a few goals that I made, as well as some that I probably make later. So, I’m just going to share five today.

Read the whole Bible again

I have read the whole Bible before, just not all at once, but I want to give this a try and I’ve already started reading, so I should be on track. I’m reading it through YouVersion, and I have many friends and family doing it with me, so I should be able to hit this goal since I have accountability to do so.

Give bullet journaling a try


I’m really excited to give this goal a try. I’ve heard about bullet journaling a lot before, and seen others spreads through their blogs. I’ve been thinking about doing it for a while. And then a few days ago, this one blogger I follow, did a post showing her spreads, and it inspired me to actually go through and try it. There’s a first time for everything, right? We shall see how it goes, and I will definitely share some photos if it goes well.

Write a novel/Participate in NaNoWriMo

I’ve written two shorter middle-grade novels, but I’ve never actually attempted writing a whole novel, which I’m going to try to do this year. I also want to participate in NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) this year. I’ll keep you all updated on how it’s going, and I’m sure I will share some snippets here.

Read 40 Books (At least ten non-fiction)

I read a ton, but this year, I am going to try to keep track of the books I read and read more non-fiction, which is something I tend to avoid. I’m excited to do this goal!

Blog for one year

I am already a little over two months into this goal, and I’m sure it’s going to be pretty easy, since I’ve learned to love blogging, and I’ve already grown so much as a writer. Anyway, I’m excited to hit my one-year blog-birthday on November 5th.

And there are my goals for 2022. I hope you enjoyed reading about them! Let me know in the comments: do you have any goals for the new year?

Have a blessed day!

Cheerio 2021: A look back on this past year

Hello, my friends!

I don’t know about you, but I loved 2021. I learned so much and did so much, but I am ready to have a fresh start in 2022. Today, I thought I would share a highlight (Well, it turned out to be a few more than just one highlight) from each month in 2021.

January

Nothing big happened in January 2021, but there were a few small highlights. My siblings and I enjoyed getting pulled behind our UTV in the snow, a few ski trips, and night sledding activities with our youth group.

February

We were finally able to see my grandparents inside during February after not going inside with them since the beginning of COVID. Also, Valentine’s day was very fun. We did a sibling exchange called Secret Valentine for valentines day. I wrote a short story and submitted it to a contest.

March

We went on a really pretty and ski trip in March. It was wonderful to do be able to ski again there. And, I got first place in the short story contest I entered in. March overall was a blessng.

April

We had our one last snowstorm. We had a very nice Ressurection Sunday celebrating our Savior’s death and resurrection. My uncle and aunt and cousins were able to visit and we had a wonderful time decorating eggs, and renting the movie theater, and watching Tom and Jerry with my cousins. Also, another season of spring soccer which with my sister, and two cousins on my team, it turned out to be. . . .eventful to say the least.

May

May was busy! I joined a writing program that I’ve mentioned before called the Young Writer’s Workshop, as well as participated in the event I just did last week, called Crazy Writing Week. I finished up my school year too. We ended our 2021 spring soccer season sadly with one to nothing loss. It was a fun season anyway, and some events that I will remember forever.

June

All of my siblings except the two youngest did swim team, which turned out to be really fun. I made a few new friends and was able to catch up with some old friends. I had a personal best time in the freestyle which was exciting. Also, I won third place in another writing challenge which I truly enjoyed.

July

My birthday’s in July and it turned out to be a really fantastic day. We had my grandparents over, and then my best friend slept over that night, and it was almost like my Birthday lasted for two instead of one. I got some really neat gifts and went swimming at my grandma’s with my cousin and aunt. We finished up our swim team season by losing our first conference meet in eight years. That was quite sad, but swim team had been a fun season besides that disappointment.

August

We took a trip up to my mom’s cousin’s lake house for ten days in August, we enjoyed swimming in the lake, jumping off the dock, kayaking, paddle boating, yard games, campfires, eating ice cream and smores, and much more.

September

School started again! As well as the fair here. My family and I had a fun time checking out the fair and entering some art projects and creative things. Also, my older sister and brother both had sports, soccer for my brother and cross country for my sister. I enjoyed going to most of their meets and games. Plus, I started a new writing project in September.

October

We had a great fall camping trip in October, it was incredibly beautiful with all the leaves turning, too cold to swim though. We ended up losing our frisbee in the water which required some wading, but we didn’t end up finding it. We also took a few hikes along the rocks.

November

I launched my blog in November! That was definitely a highlight. I really enjoyed designing this, and I’ve loved writing posts and becoming a blogger. I still have a lot to learn, but I’m looking forward to the journey ahead. As well as launching my blog, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration, and we picked out our Christmas tree and got our decorations out.

December

Well, December is always busy. Christmas brings so much busyness, along with trying to wrap up those last few goals you have waiting. We had our first ski trip and did so much more. You can check out my post here for more details on what I did in December.

Overall, this year has been a year for beginnings, and for endings. I am so thankful for God blessing me with all of these wonderful events. I am excited to see what 2022 is going to bring as well.

Thank you so much for reading, and I’d love to hear from you; what was your favorite highlight from 2021 for you? Let me know in the comments.

Writing for the Glory of God: Interview with Anna Kate

Happy 2022, my friends!

I hope you had a fantastic 2021, even if it had some bumps, and you’re looking forward to an even better 2022. I know I am!

And to celebrate, I am sure you’ve already noticed but. . . . I re-decorated my blog! You’re welcome to poke around and see what’s new, I didn’t add much new content, just brightened it up and made the color scheme different, and changed the layout. (Okay, apparently I did a lot. 😅)

What do you think? Let me know at the end of this post.

Now that we have that housekeeping out of the way, let’s get onto the post.

Today, I have a collab that I am so excited about.

I got to interview one of my best friend’s, fellow blogger, writer, and student of The Young Writer’s Workshop, Anna Kate!

Plus, Anna interviewed me on her blog!

Can’t wait to get started and let you guys meet this fantastic girl!

Welcome Anna! In case my readers haven’t met you, would you mind introducing yourself?

Hi! I am a Jesus-loving teenager who enjoys writing, family, and friends. In my free time, you will find me writing, reading, or dreaming up a new idea for a story. I’m so excited for this interview, Pearl!

What is one thing you like to do, besides writing?

I love to do graphic design and play the piano. I enjoy creating cards and book covers, and I am always looking for new classical music to learn.

What is your favorite part about writing?

I love dreaming up new characters. At the moment, I have more characters than I do projects!

What is the first book that made you cry?

Hmm, I think it was the book Adventures by Apple Tree Creek. The main character’s little sister died, and I cried for a long time over that. I still get sad when I think about it.

Where do you get your story ideas?

Everywhere! I’ve gotten quite a few from various movies, and my novelette idea came from the song Gold by Britt Nicole. But my favorite place to get ideas would have to be journaling prompts.

Who is your favorite author?

Brandilyn Collins and Beverly Lewis. I read the Bradleyville series and Holly’s Heart all the time.

When was the first time you knew you wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always loved writing. When I was younger, I had quite a few little stories and books that I was so proud of at the time.

For several years, I didn’t write at all, let alone think about writing as a career. But last May, I joined the Young Writers Workshop and that decision opened up a whole new world. I started a novel and learned so much. As I grew as a writer, I rediscovered my love of writing and how amazing it is to see characters change over the course of their story.

That was when I knew that I wanted to write.

What is your writing mission statement?

This question really ties in with why do you write? My writing mission statement is Writing for the Glory of God. I try to explore important themes and topics in all my writing and to not just write fairy tales.

What is your writing project?

I have several projects, all of which are in different stages. My novel Forgiven is currently being edited/rewritten, both of which I’m enjoying! I am in the middle of brainstorming my novelette Worthy, and the short story Love Times Two I am writing with you is in the drafting stage.

What is your favorite book?

I have so many, but the Bradleyville series and Holly’s Heart take the top spots!

Thank you so much for the interview!!

Thank you SO much for reading, friends!

I’d love it if you would check out my interview with Anna on her blog!

(Oh, and I re-did my signature too in my blog updating!!)

A Chat with Riley

And once again, we have a Marbelle sister with us for an interview! This time, it’s the one and only. . . .

Riley Marbelle!

I can’t wait to chat with her and get to know her better. Shall we get started?


Hey, Riley! Welcome!

Hey! Thank you!

Of course! How are you doing today?

I am doing good, other than Juliet’s bothering me about her annoying characters. *sigh*

Ah, well, that’s good. Do your sisters bother you a lot?

They do and they don’t. Willow, my youngest sister can really get on my nerves at times. But Juliet and I get along pretty well, except when she starts talking about her writing.

Ooh, I see. Do you play any sports?

I play soccer!

That’s neat! What position do you play?

I play midfield most of the time, and then striker the rest.

That’s fantastic! What is your favorite animal?

Dogs. Definetly dogs.

Dogs are very fun! What is your favorite color?

Orange!

What do you like to do?

Play soccer, do math, and if my parents or Abi were here, they would say, “Be crazy and be dangerous.” I can agree with that. It is logically correct.

Oh well. That’s funny! Do you like to read?

Some books, yes. Ones about science and math, but none of the nonsense Juliet reads.

Ah, okay. What is the scariest thing you have ever seen?

Hm, I don’t know. . .probably nearly watching Juliet fall of a cliff a couple years ago. We were on a hike and Juliet decided to go wandering, that nut, and the next minute, she’s dangling off a cliff. Thankfully, Dad grabbed her just in time.

Yikes! That does sounds terrifying. What is the bravest thing you have ever done?

Wow, not to brag or anything but I actually have done a lot of brave things. Maybe rescuing that little girl in the rapids. We went to have picnic one day, by the rapids in the park, and this little girl fell into the water and nearly drowned. But I jumped in and grabbed her.

Wow!! It does sounds like you have had a lot of adventures.

I’ve never really thought about it that way. . .It seems like we never have enough.

Ah, I get that. Well, I think we better end now! Thank you so much, Riley!! I enjoyed chatting with you.

No problem! Thank you for having me!


I hope you enjoyed my interview! Happy Saturday, and merry Christmas!

Until next time,

Interview with Juliet Marbelle

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appy Saturday everyone!! How are you doing? Today, we once again have a Marbelle sister guest for an interview — The one and only. . .

Juliet Marbelle!!

Last week, I did an interview with Abigail if you want to check it out; go here!

I hope you enjoy my interview with Juliet, but first I have a surprise. I was playing around with character collages, and I made one for Juliet:


Hello, Juliet! Welcome!

Hi! Thank you for having me! I am so happy to be here.

How are you doing today?

I am great! I am so excited for this interview. I have never done an interview before and I know this is going to be amazing.

How old are you?

11!

Do you have any pets?

We have a dog and two goldfish, but, I don’t have any pets that I don’t share with my sisters.

Ooh! How long have you been writing?

Even since I could hold a pencil and even before I could write I was always making up stories I would tell to my sister Abigail and then once my younger sisters could listen they became my audience.

What’s your favorite animal?

Ooh, I love dogs.

Dogs are fun animals! So, do you have any nicknames?

Actually, no.

Interesting! Do you have a favorite sister?

My younger sister (only by a year), Riley, I would have to say I am closest to her. Since we share a room and do a lot of things together.

What is your biggest fear?

Failing at becoming a published author.

Favorite color?

I love pink.

What are your hobbies, besides writing and reading?

Playing soccer, and playing with my sisters.

Favorite season?

I love spring!

Ooh, so do I. What is your dream?

To become a published author.

Well, Juliet, I think we better wrap this up. Thank you so much for the interview.

Your welcome!


Thanks for reading!

Question:

We’ve had six interviews so far, four Penderwicks and two Marbelle’s, which interview has been your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

Have a great day!

Until next time,

Interview with Abigail from The Marbelles!

Last week, I mentioned that I would be doing interviews with my characters, The Marbelle Sisters. Well, that day is here!

Today, I’ll be featuring my interview with Abigail Marbelle.

Now, let’s get started!!


Hi Abigail! Welcome!!

Hello! Thank you!

What’s your favorite color?

I love the colors of the ocean.

Ooh, the colors of the ocean are beautiful. How many siblings do you have?

Four, I am the oldest!

What’s your favorite animal?

Dogs!

Dogs are fun! Do you like having sisters?

Yes, I love having sisters. There’s always someone to talk to and have fun with.

Do you have any pets?

Yep, my sisters and I have a dog, (I still need a name), and he’s the best. He’s so good with my little sister. And we have two goldfish, Sunny and Shine.

How old are you?

12!

If you could travel anywhere, where would you go and why?

Hmm, I don’t know! My sister, Lilia, and I have always wanted to go to Paris. For me, it would be art but I don’t know why she wants to go.

What school subject do you enjoy the most?

Art class, but that doesn’t count, does it? Probably History, I love learning new things.

Do you have nicknames?

Yes, I have quite a few nicknames, usually, my family and friends call me Abi.

Nice! Do you have hobbies

Yes, I like to draw and bake.

Baking is fun. Do you have friends?

Yes! I have a best friend, Ellen and then my younger sister and I are super close.

How is your relationship with your family?

Very good! I love my family! I have four younger sisters, I am the oldest, and we usually get along pretty well. We do have our problems though.

What’s your favorite thing to draw?

Ooh! I love drawing people. I’d love to try to draw a portrait of someone but, I’ve never even told anyone that I draw or showed anyone my art. I mean my family knows, but they just think of it as something I mess around with. But, I’d really like it to become more than that.

What is your favorite thing to bake?

Brownies!

What’s your biggest fear?

Losing my family. We are all so close and I don’t know what I would do without them.

Well, thank you for the interview, Abigail! I loved hearing about you and your sisters!

It was my pleasure! Thanks for having me!

Of course!


I hope you enjoyed reading! Looking forward to next Saturday’s post with another Marbelle guest!!

Have a great Saturday!

Until next time,

Interview with Batty from The Penderwicks

Can you guess what today is? Well, you probably can from the title of this post. It’s our interview with Batty from the Penderwicks! (If you just happened to stumble upon this post, you can check out the post that explains everything right here!)

Now, Batty is the youngest Penderwick which brings us to the conclusion that…she is our last Penderwick guest!

I have really enjoyed interviewing these sisters, and maybe sometime, I will bring the latter Penderwicks, Lydia, and Ben for interviews.

But for now, we still have one interview to do, so let’s get started!

Hello Batty! Welcome! We are so happy you are here.

Hi!

How are you doing today?

I am doing good, Ben and I saw Bugman today.

Who’s Ben and who’s Bugman?

Ben is our neighbor, he lives next door, with Iantha. And Bugman is Bugman.

Interesting. What is your favorite color?

Gray, because it is the color of my favorite stuffed animal.

How old are you?

Four.

What is your favorite toy?

My stuffed animals or the red wagon Aunt Claire just gave me.

Aww, stuffed animals are fun. Do you have a favorite stuffed animal?

Funty, the Elephant.

What is your favorite animal?

Dogs, I love Hound.

What do you like to do?

Play with Ben and Hound and my red wagon and spy on Bugman.

Do you have a favorite sister?

Maybe Rosalind?

I know you are young but, do you play any sports?

No, but Nick says I have “Undeveloped athletic ability,” but I don’t think so though.

What is your favorite food?

Pizza

if you could only choose one, which topping would you put on your pizza?

Pineapple

Do you like stories and books?

Yes, Rosie or Daddy always tell me stories before I go to bed.

Stories are very fun! I love al love all of them. I think that was my last question. Thank you so much for the interview, Batty!

Your welcome. Goodbye.

I hope you enjoyed reading my interview with Batty!

I am looking forward to next week when I’ll be doing an interview with my character, Penny Marbelle from my novel, The Marbelle’s at Camp Wild-Waters.

Have a happy Saturday!

Until next time,

Interview with Rosalind from The Penderwicks!

ℍ𝕒𝕡𝕡𝕪 𝕊𝕒𝕥𝕦𝕣𝕕𝕒𝕪!

Once again, I have a Penderwick sister to interview! And this time it is the one and only. . . . .

Rosalind Penderwick!

I am sure we will have fun chatting with Rosalind! One thing before we start, if you missed last week’s post, you can check it out here!

Shall we begin?


Welcome, Rosalind! Thank you for taking the time to talk with us.

My pleasure! I am happy to be here.

I am glad. Shall we get started? How are you today?

Yes! I am doing wonderful, thank you.

That’s wonderful! How is school going? Do you have a favorite subject?

School is going well, I started Latin this year. Daddy speaks it all the time and I desperately want to be able to understand it. I don’t really have a favorite subject.

Ooh! Learning Latin sounds interesting. What is your favorite color?

Pink, I would say.

Pink is a very pretty color. What are your hobbies?

I spend a lot of time with my best friend, Anna. And then I like to bake and do things with my sisters.

Baking is always fun. Do you have a favorite thing to bake?

Brownies!

What is the best thing that happened to you in the past year?

I am sure if you asked Jane and Skye this question you got the same answer, but, I’ll tell you it anyway. The past summer at Arendale. It was so wonderful but heartbreaking in a way.

Oh, that sounds wonderful and terrible. I think that can be true about a lot of experiences. Do you play any sports?

No, I leave that to Skye and Jane. Except, I am pretty good at most sports, thanks to Nick, even though I don’t play.

Who’s Nick?

He’s our neighbor. He’s always putting us through football and basketball drills. He has a dreadfully annoying brother though. Anyway, he’s probably the reason for my athletic skills.

He sounds fun. What is your typical day like?

I get up, help Daddy make breakfast, go to school, come home from school, and on my way home pick up Batty from Goldie’s Daycare, make Batty a snack, and that’s pretty much it. My life isn’t really interesting at the moment.

The glamourous life of a 12-year-old. I totally understand. Do you like having sisters?

I love it, most of the time at least.

I get that. The last question, have you ever been in love?

.…Well, I thought I was. I’m not going to go into detail but, it didn’t turn out well. That’s what made Arendale so wonderful but heartbreaking.

Oh, interesting. Thank you so much for the interview, Rosalind, I loved chatting with you.

Thank you! It was my pleasure.


I hope you all enjoyed reading my interview with Rosalind!

Next week, I will be featuring my last interview with the Penderwicks. The one and only, Batty Penderwick.

Let me know in the comments if you have any questions for next week’s interview with Batty!

Until next time,

Interview with Jane from The Penderwicks!

Happy Saturday!

And since it’s a Saturday, can you guess what today is? Another interview with one of The Penderwick sisters!! If you didn’t read last Saturday’s post, you check it out here.

Today, our Penderwick guest is. . . . . . Jane!!!!


Welcome, Jane!

Hello! Thank you for having me!

My pleasure! Last week, Skye mentioned to us, that you were a writer. Would you mind telling us about your writing?

I’d be thrilled to tell you about Sabrina Star! Everyone at home just ignores me and gets bored when I start talking about her. But, sometimes, I just can’t help talking. What would you like to know?

How many books have you written?

Well 3 so far, Sabrina Star Rescues a Boy, Sabrina Star rescues a cricket, Sabrina Star rescues a Hedge Hog, and I haven’t decided on the next one. The inspiration is just waiting to strike.

Wow! That’s interesting! What is your favorite part about writing?

Oh, I love everything about writing. Probably the imaginative part is what I like most. Being able to create my own world almost.

What’s your greatest desire?

To become a published author.

What’s your greatest fear?

I don’t know. . . Maybe losing my family or failing as a writer.

Is there anyone in your life you admire?

Any published author. . .

Is there a specific author that you admire? Do you have a favorite book?

Not really, just any author that has been published. Oh, I could never decide. That’s an impossible question, I can’t answer. There are too many amazing books in the world.

What are your hobbies?

Writing as you already know, reading a million books, and playing soccer.

What position do you play in soccer?

Striker and Skye plays defense.

Ooh! Nice! What is your favorite color?

Yellow it’s such a bright and pretty color.

What is your least favorite color?

Any dark colors, they are all so dreary.

I agree! What is your typical day life?

Well, I get up, eat breakfast, go to school, walk home from school with Skye, and write, read, do my homework or play with my sisters.

Do you have a favorite sister?

Oh, never, I could never have a favorite sister. We are all so close. I and Skye are probably the closest since we share a room and a soccer team. But, we are so different.

What is the worst thing that ever happened to you?

I don’t know. . . mommy dying, I guess

I am so sorry. That’s terrible. Skye mentioned that to us last week. One last question, what is the greatest thing that has ever happened to you?

Oh, it’s okay. We’re all used to it now. . . I really don’t know, my life has been wonderful. Last summer at Arendale was beyond amazing. I am sure Skye told you about that.

Yes, she did. But what about you, what was your favorite part?

Meeting Jefferey! He is such a wonderful friend. Except, now he’s in Boston at music school. But, it was still wonderful. I can’t wait to see him again.

That’s great! Summer vacations are always glorious. Well, thank you for the interview, Jane! It was lovely getting to know you better!

Thank you, it was my pleasure!


I hope you enjoyed reading! Stay tuned for next week’s interview with another Penderwick sister! (No sneak peek this time!)

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely Saturday!

Until next time,

Interview with Skye from The Penderwicks!

Hi friends!

For the next four weeks, I will be doing interviews with book characters! Now, as you have probably already guessed, they will be with The Penderwick sisters, from the series, The Penderwicks, written by Jeanne Birdsall, starting with Skye.

Let’s begin!

Welcome, Skye! How are you today?

Alright, but Jane, she’s my sister, is being so annoying. She keeps quoting lines from Sabrina Star, that’s the book series she is writing.

Sorry to hear about your siblings annoying you- I am very familiar with siblings having 7 of my own- 3 of them sisters. However, I am probably the annoying author sister although I do not quote lines from my books yet.

So I gather Jane is an author, do you like to write?

I do not like to write unless it is a science report.

What is your favorite sport?

Soccer! Jane and I are on the same team. And this year, I was elected captain.

Soccer is amazing! I play also. How long have you been playing?

Since I was seven.

What is your favorite subject in school?

Science. No, Math. Probably math. Wait! Maybe science. I can’t decide.

What is your least favorite subject?

English or History. One time, I had to write a play- a play can you imagine assigning that to a student? Anyways, not just any old play but it had to be based on the Aztecs. Well, Jane was sitting at her desk stumped by a science paper she had to write so we switched. As you may have guessed, we did not get away with it.

What is your favorite color?

Blue. Always has been always will be.

Can you tell me more about your family? How many siblings do you have? Do you have any pets?

Sure, I have three sisters, Rosalind, she’s the oldest, then I’m next, Jane’s a year younger than me, and Batty is the youngest. Yeah, we have a dog, named Hound.

What was the best thing that happened to you, in the past year?

Last summer at Arendale definitely tops the charts. Our vacation at Arendale was the best time I ever had. My dad rented a house for 3 weeks and it was just amazing. Jane and I made a new best friend, Jeffery- and it was life-changing having a boy for a friend when you spend all your time with three sisters. We played some amazing soccer, got into lots of trouble, and had some wonderful snacks made by Churchie, Jeffrey’s housekeeper.

It was so nice to get to know you better Skye. Thank you for your time!

If you would like to get to know Skye or any of the Penderwicks better, I suggest you start with their first book, The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

I hope you enjoyed reading my interview with Skye! Stay tuned for next week’s interview with Jane Penderwick!

Until next time,