Back-to-School with a Jane Austen Book Review

Labor Day weekend means the bins come up from the basement and my house gets a decorative uptick to the next season. In September that means FALL! I deep clean the furnishings and pack away all the red, white, and blue Americana decor for the switch-out to faux fall leaves, bowls of cinnamon smells, pumpkin gourds, and scarecrows. Then, the … [Read more...]

Pilgrims, Soapboxes, Teapots, and Podcasts

And first of ye occasion and industments ther unto; the which that I may truly unfould, I must begine at ye very roots & rise of ye same. The which I shall endevor to manefest in a plaine stile, with singuler regard unto ye simple trueth in all things, at least as near as my slender judgemente can  attaine the same . . . Opening lines to the … [Read more...]

Podcast #2: When the Pageant Wagon Comes to Town

Once upon a time, after the libraries were burned and the villages sacked, and a great darkness covered Western Europe, the Pageant Wagons rolled into town. And then, there was light. True story. It's a slice of history not many people know about anymore—and certainly not taught in contemporary classrooms. However, it’s true. It happened. … [Read more...]

American Foundations for the 4th of July

On this 4th of July in 2015 . . . Red, white, and blue are the ONLY colors I'm flying in any flag to represent the United States of America. Our nation's title has become quite the oxymoron in these recent days of manipulated divisions and contrived crisis. Helter-skelter headlines have eroded hard won foundations by the first "greatest … [Read more...]

Thoughts of December in October

The change of season brings with it the harsh realization that another year is swiftly coming to a close in less than three months! Pinterest worthy recipes pepper social media with suggestions for Thanksgiving and Christmas baking. [Tweet "Pro-active families ready lists with plans for the fast approaching holidays."] It is easy to get … [Read more...]

Support the Fable Springs Parables Project

After ten years as a performance storyteller of truth-telling tales in the tradition of the classics, I'm expanding into independent publishing! A talented team plus peer mentors are in place. But, funding for production and marketing must be raised to put my Christian living and family discipleship materials into your hands! Your generous … [Read more...]

3-2-1 Launch PubSlush!

Launch Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 On the Threshold of Publication! That's the day I've been working towards for the past 10 years! Exactly ten years ago this week, in September of 2004, I debuted at a local bookstore in my first performance as the story lady "Miss Kathy" of Pageant Wagon Productions LLC with Tale Spin Stories. Every … [Read more...]

All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up #5

Summer's end and school is upon us! Time to review our August summer fun at the All Things Bright & Beautiful Link-up! Currently, I'm on another grand-girl adventure in New England celebrating her 4th birthday! She starts preschool this year - I can't be more proud! You see, she'll be going to school with her Mommy and Daddy who teach at … [Read more...]

The Making of Miracles: Update!

SOMETIMES THE TEARS just flow. Burdens get so heavy and decisions so difficult that your natural response is to weep. God knows the tears you have cried, and He honors every one of them by transforming them into SEEDS OF HOPE.  REJOICE that your tears are NOT IN VAIN! God CULTIVATES each glistening drop and TRANSFORMS it into a blessing. PTL!   … [Read more...]

The Making of Miracles

SOMETIMES THE TEARS just flow. Burdens get so heavy and decisions so difficult that your natural response is to weep. God knows the tears you have cried, and He honors every one of them by transforming them into SEEDS OF HOPE.  REJOICE that your tears are NOT IN VAIN! God CULTIVATES each glistening drop and TRANSFORMS it into a blessing. PTL!   … [Read more...]