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A Story of Grace

July 26, 2022


Imagine you have just turned 18, and have had a rough life, being shunted from foster home to foster home. You don’t know what happened to your actual parents, whether they gave you up for adoption or, if so, why. It’s always bothered you. You’re pretty rough yourself, experimented with things you thought would help,…

I’m still here!

August 14, 2021


We were up at Elk Island Retreat in the camper for almost 4 months for Theo's work and had spotty internet. So I have been very remiss at posting things here. Hopefully this will change now I am home. Though, we are preparing to move, so no promises!

I had to go away for a few weeks. Sammy was going to have to stay alone with Daddy.The Ogre.We wondered how that would work with him having to go out the deck door to the outside. If I was there, he never obeyed Theo to go anywhere.Thankfully, his routine was pretty much the same…

The Tale Of Isaiah the Ingenious By Lou Rider The Tale of Isaiah the Ingenious ©Lou Rider January 1, 2021 All rights reserved This is a work of fiction and all characters are entirely the result of the imagination of the author except those who are deemed to be part of legend or history. No…

Cabin Get-away

January 18, 2021


The reason nobody has heard from me last week is: I was able to get away for a bit of a writer’s retreat for five days. Talk about being blessed! My friend, and writing chum from Writer’s Ink, who lives out near Consort, alerted me to her parents offer of a cabin on their ranch…


When it was time for Sammy to go out to do his business, I had to open the door and lead with him following me. He would never go ahead of me. I wondered if it was because he had been kicked in his earlier life. The thought made me so sad. It was one…

Draw is TODAY!

December 10, 2020


For all of my wonderful Ambassadors for the launch of Jake Knight and The Tale of Vindicatum, and those of you who purchased my book on Launch day, the draw draws near! TODAY you will see if you are the lucky winner of an exclusive short story written for the child of your choice! Up…

Sammy Story 24: Come!

December 7, 2020


Today was the day. I was going to teach this critter to “come” to me when I called. He was almost three years old and had never obeyed anyone to come to them. He was used to being cornered and grabbed when a human needed to get him. Unfortunately, this was the case when he…

Re-posting Sammy Stories

December 4, 2020


This blog was seeming to become a trifle long, so I had taken the first ten Sammy Stories off. But, because Christmas is near, I thought I would re-post them. They are short, and a great read for small and big kids. How to read: Scroll down till you see Story #1, then work your…

Sammy Story 10: Camping

December 4, 2020

Wednesday, Sammy came to live with us. Friday we went camping. We knew it was too soon, but we had no choice. After the fiasco in the RV storage place, I kept the little guy with me, and also kept him on a leash, just in case. The camping spot was open, with no fence,…

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