Watch Chapters Ten and Eleven of My Book The Williams House

Here are the next two videos in my series of reading select chapters of my published book, The Williams House!

Chapter 10 is titled The Williams House, the same as the title of the book. Watch and follow the Williams Children as they explore their stone house from top to bottom and find something hidden within. Listen to the April rains as they beat against house and hill, and explore dark passages and hidden rooms.

Chapter 11 is titled The End of School. They meet a new friend Jenny, play in the park as they make imaginations among the blowing flowers, and work hard in their house as they prepare for their trip to England!

For sample pages of The Williams House, click here. Enjoy the videos!

Chapter 10:

Chapter 11:

 

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Flowery Bowery – Nature Blogging

In past Nature Blogging posts, I have given several photos and videos of Dow Gardens, a massive and extensive set of gardens near where I live. In this and coming Nature Blogging posts, I thought I would dwell on closeups. This post is all about flowers! Enjoy.

 

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Watch Chapter 9 of My Book The Williams House

Here is the next video in my series of reading select chapters of my published book, The Williams House! This is chapter nine, titled The First Hints of Spring. Listen to the icicles and snow crackle as the heat of the sun begins to drive away the last fingers of winter. Fly a kite in a park, and ride in the Flying Carpet!

Here’s the latest update on my coming book Treasure on the Southern Moor: I am in the last chapter of my final read-through after the editors have turned my manuscript back over to me. I plan to submit it in production tomorrow! In the meantime, check out it’s sample pages and look up its information on my bulletin board and bookstore!

For sample pages of The Williams House, click here. Enjoy the video!

 

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Nature Walk through Dow Gardens – 40 Minutes! – Nature Blogging

Hello everyone,

This is an extra video I put together after I walked through a set of gardens earlier this week. I have posted on Dow Gardens before, and please check out my posts in my Nature Blogging category for many stunning photographs of the same gardens! I hope you enjoy:

 

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Watch Chapter 6 of my Book The Williams House

Continuing my series on reading select chapters of my published book, The Williams House. This is chapter six, titled Winter Wonder. Listen as snow covers the ground and brings the cold of winter. The Williams children listen to a symphony and create their own in the candle light, playing many a Christmas hymn. They drink hot chocolate after a cold row out in the snow and watch as the moonlight threads its way into the attic where the music is bouncing off of ever wall and dancing with the children in their delight.

Also, a quick note on my book Treasure on the Southern Moor: I am nearing the half-way point in my final read-through after the editors have turned my manuscript back over to me. I plan to submit it in production this coming Wednesday (August 16) at the latest. In the meantime, check out it’s sample pages and look up its information on my bulletin board and bookstore!

For sample pages of The Williams House, click here. Enjoy the video!

 

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Watch Chapter 4 of my Book The Willams House!

Continuing my series on reading select chapters of my published book, The Williams House. This is chapter four, titled The Bentley Family. Listen as the Williams Children have adventures in the attic with their friends the Bentleys, bent over candles as rain and thunder sound outdoors; hear them rake leaves on a cold autumn day and listen to bassets and bloodhounds howl in the distance.

Please purchase this book and check out more information in my bookstore! Also, for sample pages of the book, click here. Enjoy the video!

 

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Children’s Hour

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Bumblebee

Bumblebee, I’m sure I like you-
(Only do not come so near!)
And your funny mum-mum singing
I am always glad to hear.

That’s a pretty suit you’re wearing-
Are you coming in my bower?
All right, Bumblebee, but please now
Do not take me for a flower!
~Edna D. Wood

From the Bridge

How silent comes the water round that bend!
Not the minutest whisper does it send
To the o’erhanging willows: blades of grass
Slowly across the chequered shadows pass.
~John Keats

The Breeze

Summer breeze so softly blowing,
In my garden pinks are growing,
If you’ll go and send the showers,
You may come and smell my flowers.
~Old Garden Rhyme

Child’s Song

The King and the Queen were riding
Upon a summer’s day,
And a Blackbird flew above them,
To hear what they did say.

The King said he liked apples,
The Queen said she liked pears.
And what shall we do to the Blackbird
Who listens unawares?
~Kate Greenaway

Clouds

White sheep, white sheep,
On a blue hill,
When the wind stops
You all stand still.
When the wind blows
You walk away slow.
White sheep, white sheep,
Where do you go?
~Christina Georgina Rossetti

Rain in Summer

How beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!
How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs!

How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the over-flowing spout!
Across the window pane
It pours and pours;
And swift and wide,
With a muddy tide,
Like a river down the gutter roars
The rain, the welcome rain!
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

 

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Listen to Chapter 3 of my book The Williams House!

My book The Williams House has been in print since February of this year. Check out the sample pages of it found here! Also, check out the video where I read chapter one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXjg75oym6I

Today, I’ve read for you chapter three of The Williams House, titled At the Library. The Williams children see their friends the Bentleys, explore the Library shelves and basement, have wonderful food and conversation, listen to the thrill of rain pattering, and end up exposing the hiding place of robbers to the local police. Join in with the simple wholesome living of this family and experience the adventures too!

 

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Dow Gardens Compilation – Nature Blogging

Hello everyone,

Here is a video I published a few days ago. It’s a short reel of several video clips I’ve taken at Dow Gardens over the years. The quality is a little grainy, and this video is in no way conclusive of the vast expanse of the gardens. If you want to see more pictures I’ve taken of Dow gardens, Please check out these two posts: https://conservativecornerstones.com/2017/07/15/dow-gardens-2015-nature-blogging/ and https://conservativecornerstones.com/2017/07/17/dow-gardens-today-nature-blogging/

 

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Edit Approved – Listen to My First Chapter

I have completed approving the editorial changes to my book Treasure on the Southern Moor. It’s almost in production! I just have to read through the manuscript one more time before final submission.

In the meantime, I published a video today of me reading through the first chapter in my published book The Williams House. This book is about eight children who live in the country and have all sorts of adventures. Take a look at the back text in my bookstore!

 

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