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Helen has been a teacher, a poet, a journalist, a cartoonist, a speaker, an editor, and always, a storyteller. She is the author of more than 19 titles, most available on Amazon.com, including A Poem a Day, Beavers, The Pigs' Picnic, The 100 Best Brain-Boosters, The Multilingual Translator, 25 Mother Goose Peek-a-Books, Pop-Up Parables and Other Bible Stories and Pyramids to Pueblos (with Carmen R. Sorvillo, illustrator), How to Write School Reports, What's a Girl to Do?, Wise Women Said These Things, and more, for such publishers as Scholastic, Mondo, Concordia, Publications International, Central Recovery Press, and Peter Pauper Press.

She resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she lives very happily with one full-time boyfriend, three full-time sons, one full-time stepson, six full-time grandchildren, and two-full-time daughters-in-law. She is frequently very tired.
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Homeowners Associations or Power-Mad Facists? You be the judge.

Posted on May 8, 2013 at 2:17pm 6 Comments

In the 13 years I've lived in my home, no problem... but suddenly my neighbors and I are being cited right, left, and center at 50 bucks a pop, for things like having the wrong color Venetian blinds. Seems we have a new HOA pres, and he's got a case of the 'Kim Jong Uns!' I wonder if, as the Las Vegas valley housing market recovers, HOAs are using such overzealousness as a tactic to force people out of their homes, which they can do if fines mount up too high. Lots of valley residents don't…

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“When the world came to, it came, not to its senses, but to its madness. Those who were left alive learned what their true needs were, which was almost as important as learning to get them met.” Wa…

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:11am 4 Comments

When the world came to, it came, not to its senses, but to its madness. Those who were left alive learned what their true needs were, which was almost as important as learning to get them met.”

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Do You Know What the Title of Your Book Means? My Newest Project Gets Questioned.

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 10:30am 3 Comments

I work as a book editor for a very small publishing company,  so small in fact that each employee is practically a department unto him- or herself. We publish non-fiction books.

Our marketing department came to me a week ago,  after I had let slip that I intend to self-publish my next novel, which is entitled Spunk.

"Do you know what that word means . . .? It's VERY derogatory . . . burble, burble, harrumph."

"I know what it means." (As if I'd select a title…

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Nutella Is Not a Health Food

Posted on April 22, 2013 at 12:32pm 6 Comments

Some silly person back east is suing the good folks who make Nutella, claiming she thought their advertising campaign showing a family consuming a breakfast including a smear of Nutella scraped over a slice of whole-wheat toast, along with a glass of milk and an orange was false advertising, leading her to believe that Nutella was a sort of health food. 
 
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