Entries by Julie Rubini

I just have to say something…

It’s raining outside, gloriously, as we need it in my corner of the world. The weather reflects the sadness in my heart, so bear with me as I share. My sunflower posting on Monday was intentional. My silence was not a reflection of denial of the events from the weekend, just my Pollyanna syndrome kicking […]

Find your Voice

  I hadn’t been on the tennis court for nearly two months, and even then, had slightly injured myself during the match. I was grateful to be back, yet, a little hesitant. Even though it was just a “Monday Fun-day” match, I felt a little intimidated. My playing partners and opponents were 3.5 and 4.0 […]

Julie Rubini shares the life of Millie Benson

Julie Rubini will share fascinating details about the real author of the first 23 Nancy Drew books, Millie Benson. Ms. Benson couldn’t tell anyone about her role for over 40 years! Ms. Rubini will autograph copies of her book Missing Millie Benson, which will be available for purchase courtesy of Book Beat Bookstore.

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/