Tag Archives: Dawn Ireland

A Trip to Hogwarts

At the end of last year my sisters and I took a trip to Universal Studio in Orlando. Most people go to amusement parks for the thrilling rides. But, I’ll let you in on a little secret; I get sick … Continue reading

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How to Spot Your Christmas Tree

My husband and I picked out our Christmas tree today. Every year we go to Birdhaven Tree Farm and search for that perfect centerpiece of the holiday season. I enjoy traipsing around while the weather is good, and the deciduous … Continue reading

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a name? Shakespeare asked that question, and I have to admit, before I became a writer, I hadn’t thought much about what people were called. Now, I collect names that I can use in my writing! After all, … Continue reading

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Beginnings

I have yet to write a book which has the same beginning that I’d planned. Several things make the start of a story very important: do the first lines catch your reader and drag them, maybe kicking and screaming, into … Continue reading

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Expectations

               Lately, I’ve been thinking about expectations. What do I expect from myself, and what do others expect from me? These two are not always the same, and can be a large cause of the stress in our lives. The … Continue reading

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Childhood Memories

Even though Halloween is in our not too distant past, I wanted to share a childhood memory that makes me smile every “All Hallows Eve.” “You have to take her with you.” Our mother uttered those horrifying words. My sister Gail … Continue reading

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Remembering Grandmas

A little over a year ago I lost my grandma.  I was honored to have the chance to read my “goodbye” at her service. My Grandma From pies to potatoes, everything my grandma did fascinated me. As I grew, I trailed … Continue reading

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