Entries by Julie Rubini

Words, life and loss

Terrific. Radiant. Humble. Perhaps these words sound familiar. They are the words that Charlotte A. Cavatica created to save her friend Wilbur from certain death. Charlotte’s Web was one of my childhood favorites, and as this is a summer filled with reading the types of books I want to write, I decided to revisit this […]

Roots

Darn roots. That’s what I said to myself the other day when I tripped over one of the many spindly, long roots that run through the flood plain I’ve walked on daily for nearly twenty years. I almost fell after my shoe became entangled in the tuber that stretched across the path. My body responded […]

I can only imagine

Brad and I have been discussing doing some cosmetic updates to our home. We’ve been here for 23 years, and some of our furniture just as long. Almost. Almost. At least that’s been my stance as far as our green leather, brass tacked, reclining sofa and love seat are concerned. Now that our son has […]

Lovely Reader’s Digest article

Check out this lovely article written by Liz Vaccariello in November’s Reader’s Digest. We are truly honored.   http://www.rd.com/true-stories/inspiring/daughter-dies-mom-starts-book-festival/

Life events

“You’ve created a life event for children.” These incredible words came from Linda Feagler, the Senior Editor at Ohio Magazine. Linda was in my adopted hometown of Maumee yesterday, meeting with business owners, seeing historic sites, and generally rediscovering why our city is so special. I was asked to meet with her to share our […]

Seeing with our hearts

“Oh, Betty, you’ve just got to see it with your heart and your eyes!” These words stuck with me throughout our recent incredible trip to The Last Frontier, Alaska. They came from a 75-year-old adventurer, Sally, to her 85-year-old friend, as she struggled to get her camera working properly while we were up on a […]

See you on the radio!

Check out a recent interview with Tom Hodson of WOUB Public Media, Athens, Ohio.   http://woub.org/2016/05/06/nancy-drew-author-female-aviation-pioneer-subjects-of-new-young-readers-books/

Luck and Karma

I’m killing two birds with one stone on this Journal post. Check out the Song of Six Pens blog I was asked to post as a guest. Enjoy! http://songofsixpens.blogspot.com/2016/04/luck-and-karma.html

Ode to Libraries

It’s National Library Week. My first recollections of a library were of that glorious smell of old books from the branch at the school in my hometown. I long for that aroma of vanilla and mustiness all rolled into one. I remember curling up on a metal staircase in the library, finding a perch by […]