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Author: The Reluctant Author

The Reluctant Author, a user of words, has spent a lifetime writing words and storing them in notebooks, computer discs, digital files, and has now decided to step out into the light and start sharing some of those words with the world. (The Reluctant Author is Kendra Cooke's pseudonym)
Goodbye November

Goodbye November

November rolled in with a gust of warm air, a charge of excitement, and a frenzy of typing. There were late nights and early mornings, never a great combination. We reveled in virtual word sprints, where many of us learned how fast we could type when the screws were put to our thumbs. We partied at write-ins, both virtual and in person, and laughed until our sides hurt. We wrote in unusual places, some of which shall never be mentioned,…

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Book Reviews: August 2022

Book Reviews: August 2022

Yep, I’m still just a little behind, but I should be caught up soon. While I read 8 books in August, I only read 2 in September. It evens things out just a little bit. Although I really didn’t enjoy being stuck in the book rut. You have them too, right? Those moments when you read such a beautifully written book that no matter how hard you try, it’s just far too difficult to settle in with anything else? Or,…

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Pigeon

Pigeon

Many years ago, when my eldest was a toddler, I stumbled upon a cute little picture book in the local library called, Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive The Bus. The illustrations were cute, each page only had a few words making it an easy read while managing a newborn at the same time. So, I grabbed it along with all the books my son had picked out himself. What I didn’t expect was having so much fun reading the book…

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The Fear Of Fancy Bed Blankets

The Fear Of Fancy Bed Blankets

There are very few things that fill my family with terror, but I’m slightly ashamed that the top two things that send my family scattering are: me. Yes, me. Like when I’m making mayonnaise. Specifically the vegan mayo that swears it’s perfect and works and– Look, let’s not get too close to the details quite yet, let’s just be honest here.  When my kids hear me say, “Hey can you grab me a can of chickpeas?” They run. Fast. One…

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