• Working My Way Back To Writing

    Writing is Still My Passion As I mentioned in a previous post last year was not an easy for my family. One of the worst parts for me was a severe car accident resulting in an emergency room visit. I didn’t have to stay overnight, but even ten months later, I’m still dealing with the […]

    Continue Reading
    May 24, 2019 By Shelly McGowan
  • Living The Dream

    I’ve missed one deadline after another this year. As an author, dates mean something.  I feel that I have failed my readers. For that, I apologize to you for not explaining sooner. It has been more than taking time off, I’ve been unable to do the kind of writing that I would like. Other than […]

    Continue Reading
    November 23, 2018 By Shelly McGowan
  • Mastiff Humor on a Rainy Sunday Morning

    What’s hard when you love a Mastiff in Seattle? You have to shammy him on rainy days before he has time to do his super shake in the middle of your office! At 7am, before your first cup of Starbucks coffee! When a Mastiff shakes with drool it is like a bombardment of slime. If the […]

    Continue Reading
    September 8, 2018 By Shelly McGowan
  • Crazy Night in an Writer’s Home

    New Home for a Writer We bought our home in August 2013, and while it’s not perfect, we are the second owners of a house built in 1964. We settled in and watched as the surrounding neighborhood slowly turned into a hot real estate market. In the dead of winter, I am serenaded by a sizable […]

    Continue Reading
    July 30, 2018 By Shelly McGowan
  • Why Reviews are So Important

    If you have bought anything from different shopping websites in the last two years, your email spam or junk folder is probably filled with requests for you to please leave a review. If you don’t know alot about what you are buying, there is a good chance the first thing you do is look for […]

    Continue Reading
    July 20, 2018 By Shelly McGowan
  • Yen’s Baby Shudders – My Daughter’s Fight to be Normal

    Yen’s Start My daughter Yen (Her friends at school do not know about her condition so we are using her Chinese name for this article) was born just over nineteen years ago in the early hours of a Sunday morning. We were released from the hospital late in the afternoon of the same day. She had been […]

    Continue Reading
    May 12, 2018 By Shelly McGowan
  • Horton – A Service Dog’s Final Request – My Promise

    When I met Michelle Ryan over twelve years ago, I met a kindred soul that was forever giving and generous, sometimes at the cost of her own health. It was soon after that she would start a wonderful journey to restore her soul. She received the blessing of a new friend. A beautiful Golden Retriever […]

    Continue Reading
    April 16, 2018 By Shelly McGowan