Looking Ahead

by Chrysa Smith I love this time of year. The leaves are changing. Pumpkin everything is out. And school has settled back in. Maybe it’s because I have fond memories of beginning school each September, after picking out brand, spanking new supplies. But it’s no less exciting now that school is a distant memory. Or…

The Book Trail

by Chrysa Smith Writing a book can be both exciting and exhausting. While it’s wonderful to catch an idea and try to make it come alive, it doesn’t always survive the cruel pen of the editor. Don’t get me wrong. My editor is worth her weight in gold. And after the edits, the product most…

Dory’s Back!

by Chrysa Smith This time, spunky Dory Oslo is up for another adventure. This time, it’s not in the garden. This time, she’s got lots of other kids involved and Dory’s in trouble. Dory’s coming back—this time, there’s no kidding around. It’s time to play ball! So look out!!!  

It’s a Shore Thing.

by Chrysa Smith Seems on the East Coast, during the warm months, everyone heads down the shore. In NY, it was the beach. Regardless of what you call it, there’s just something so calming, soothing about ocean air wafting up through your nostrils and sand firmly planted under your feet. It seems a naturally great…

A Virtual Girl

Madonna sang “We are living in a material world and I am a material girl.” That song, or rather, the melody keeps spinning in my head. I’m living in a virtual world and I’m gonna be a virtual girl–or author. Or both. That’s my song this year, and no doubt, the start of another school…