Author, Writer and Lover of Books

Sheila is a fiction writer, essayist, and author of the Cow Pasture Chronicles, a blog dedicated to the art of writing. For more information on her publications, visit her website.

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Tidbits and Nuggets for Writers | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

The blogosphere holds a wealth of information available to writers at all levels. If you’re like me, half of the GB’s on your computer are taken up by saved bookmarks and links.

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Platitudes on Aging and Other Annoying Things | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

I hate platitudes. You know those annoying statements people say to make you feel better about a situation. I come from a line of women who live long lives, into their eighties and nineties. Based on that kind of lineage, I anticipate a long life too. I’d prefer to be one of those women who age gracefully (whatever the heck that means).

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Books That Stay With You | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

Usually, I post my reviews on Amazon and Goodreads. You can find them easy enough by clicking on the tab at the top of this page. However, once in a while a book comes along that deserves a stand-out review.

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April Fools’ Day | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

“Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. – Charles Lamb, cited in Wordsworth Book of Humorous Quotations.”

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25 Years and Counting | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

From the moment I met my husband, more than thirty years ago, I knew he was the one. Both single parents, we took our time before blending our families.
Twenty-five years ago today, I married the love of my life.

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You Are Your Words | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

Ever wondered about the faces behind your favorite blogs? Who are they, really?

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May the Road Rise Up to Meet You | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

“May the Road Rise Up to Meet You, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face...

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Words Worth Repeating | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

Don’t you love words of inspiration? Whether profound words from the world’s greatest philosophers, spiritual leaders, friends, or family – words move us.

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What “Nashville” Can Teach Us about Writing | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

Someone told me once I began writing, I’d never be able to sit through a movie or television drama without dissecting the plot. They were right.

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I Am Not The Suitcase Killer | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

What we read on the web is not always as it seems. I Am Not The Suitcase Killer | COW PASTURE CHRONICL...

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Has Facebook Become Toxic? – CowPastureChronicles – Medium

es, I believe Facebook (FB)has become to relationships and society as a whole. I think it’s time for an honest evaluation of our social media. Before I get into why, let’s look back at the origins of this social media conglomerate.

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Looking Back at 2016/COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

My mother once told me, the older you get, the faster time flies. She was right. The time between October 1st and the New Year gets shorter every year. It's as if I blinked and we're on the precipice of Valentine's Day.

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What’s Your IP Address? | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

Do you know your IP address IP (Internet protocol)? It is a unique number for your computer and links to all of your online activity.

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Women on the March — You Do Not Speak for Me – CowPastureChronicles – Medium

Yesterday, women marched on our nation in “solidarity,” wearing pussy and vagina hats and carrying crude signs. Hollywood elite showed up in force, giving rage-filled speeches, stoking the crowd into a frenzy like throwing fuel on fire.

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A Curated List of Creative Writing Competitions, Contests and Awards | COW PASTURE CHRONICLES

A Curated List of Creative Writing Competitions, Co...