Hello Bloglandia, Since I'm drowning in the depths of a major rewrite to the second book in my Cassie Black trilogy, I'm saving some time by resorting to a little bit of bloggy shenanigans. Helping me out with this trickery are your favorite monster, Finn McSpool, and the people who come with these odd national … Continue reading Flying to the Past for National Aviation Day
Hello Bloglandia! Welcome to Part Trois of of my I-don’t-know-how-many part series about my recent trip to France!! Now that I've had you all gape at Strasbourg's grandest attraction, I thought I'd take you on a little stroll through the streets of the city, show off a few other attractions, and sneak in a little history … Continue reading A Stroll Through the Streets of Strasbourg
A tour with photos of the interior and exterior of Strasbourg Cathedral in the Alsace region France. Includes information on the astronomical clock.
Okay, I might just be getting back into the blogging groove and I'm going to celebrate my return by NOT boring you with my writing news. Hey, stop cheering! Anyway, this post is the first in what will be an I-don't-know-how-many part series about my recent trip to France. Finn McSpool will be popping his … Continue reading The Amazing Le Grand Puits of Carcassonne
Hello Bloglandia! I know it's been a while since we've heard from the wee Irish monster, but Finn McSpool is alive and well (meaning, his stuffing hasn't fallen out...often a fatal illness for Beasties). He's so healthy, in fact, that this morning I caught him packing his backpack...even if he still can't quite figure out … Continue reading Finn McSpool is Packing His Bags
It's the last weekend of summer, which means it's a sad time around here. Faces are glum, moods are down, and we're already counting down the days until it comes around again. So, what better way to hold onto summer than to have a little Summer Flashback full of the strange visitors to my garden, … Continue reading Summer Flashback – Strange Visitors, Men in Skirts, and More!
Beastie Finn McSpool travels north to Seward, Alaska to visit Exit Glacier, hike at Kenai lake, wrestle bears, meet moose, and explore a Coast Guard ship.
Happy St. Patrick's Day, also know as "The Day Everyone is Irish" or perhaps "Green Beer Day" or maybe even "Day Americans Eat Corned Beef Thinking It's An Irish Speciality." Whatever you call it, if you can't get to Ireland or even a good Irish pub today, Finn McSpool has got you covered as he … Continue reading Finn McSpool Goes Back To Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day
That's right, Finn McSpool is back and he's not only ready to show off some local holiday cheer, but also the building that inspired my favorite location from my fantasy world of Osteria: Portland's Pittock Mansion (aka "the Solonian Palace"). I went hunting through my old blog posts, certain that I had covered Pittock Mansion … Continue reading A Monstrous Christmas at Pittock Mansion (aka ‘The Solonian Palace’)