Dearest Reader

October 17, 2019

I am SOOOO close to finishing some projects, I can smell the whiff of victory.

In case you wonder what a whiff smells like, it's part sport-scented deodorant, part Gatorade. ;o)


Before I forget, here's a new blog I wrote about life and writing:

Football Games, Ikea, and Fall Trees--Oh My!


I love this time of year: corn mazes, pumpkin patches, pumpkin strolls, apple spice donuts, craft fairs, and leaves falling outside my windows. It's like the montage you see before a great romcom movie. 

I hope you're having your own fabulous time of year, wherever that is. Once upon a time, that was me in the Arizona desert, where temperatures dropped from the triple digits to the double digits and Halloween costumes were chosen for cuteness not how well they protected against an early winter blizzard. ;o)


Sydney Strand is a writer, artist, teacher, and mom who has published two stories through New York and another four standalone novels via self-publishing. She likes writing stories with humor, which is one part foot-in-the-mouth and one part two-left-feet, with a sprinkle of personal experience.