No, I’m not talking about Rodney Dangerfield’s movie Back to School, but I did love that flick. It was so funny. I am however heading back to school next month, but only for three days. The nice folks down in Carteret County have invited me to share with their middle and high school students a little about my novel, Guardian Spirit. I am so honored to be able to share my story with young people. I sometimes wonder if I would have been more determined to become a published…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on March 28, 2011 at 9:21am — No Comments
About this time last Spring I was gearing up for another fun filled summer at New River. We have a camper that we leave there year round, but the winters are so cold in the mountains of The Blue Ridge that mid to late October we have to winterize our little home on wheels, wave good-bye, and close it up until the spring thaw.
Other things were going on at this same time last year too. I was working with my computer guru, Neil Brown at Brown Advertising. We were busy setting…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on March 22, 2011 at 9:19am — No Comments
When a person is raised along the banks of a river, on a lake, or near a pond; our blood runs a little thinner. Watered down by the sounds, smells and beauty of the landscape. One who lives near these such places becomes entwined in the character of the water and its surroundings. We become more in tune to the ebbs and tides of the ocean, and the rising and falling of a gorged river. The sounds of a late afternoon echo the voices of neighboring frogs, their music flowing through the air as…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on March 15, 2011 at 7:39am — No Comments
Sometimes I dream some really strange stuff. When I was growing up I had a re-occurring dream. I would be flying in an airplane and then all of a sudden out of nowhere a mountain appears. You know what happens next, the plane flies out of control and straight into the mountain. I vowed never to fly in a plane, but thankfully I over came my fear and did. Some would have taken these dreams to heart and never have flown?
My first flight was in a single engine, something or…Continue
Call me old fashioned but how in the world could anyone enjoy reading a book on an electronic reader? But with that said I can certainly understand the advantages. For one the cost of an e-book is much cheaper. You can purchase and download a new novel in a matter of minutes. You can also store lots of books on your fancy new electronic thing without taking up space on your bookshelf.
I guess the clincher for me is that when I’m reading a novel I love to take it with me where…Continue
Added by Sarah Martin Byrd on March 1, 2011 at 10:09am — No Comments