Dutch people eat chocolate sprinkles. For breakfast. On bread with butter. For lunch. On crackers with butter. For snacks. Sprinkles seems to be a national eating pastime. In Dutch, this food group is called Hagelslag, which roughly translates something like hail blow, but is commonly called...

Biking Holland One of the things I love most about visiting the Netherlands is going on a bike ride. Biking Holland is such a pleasure. Just thinking about it, makes me smile. There are a lot of reasons why. Here are just a few. Bikes Galore You don't...

  When a writing prompt changed everything. Last night, at my writing club, we used this prompt: Imagine looking at childhood pictures of your antagonist. What details stand out that make you empathize with him or her?  1. I thought of this picture I'm knee deep writing my next book,...

Getting My Feet Wet: The North Sea The best way to start a research trip is to jump right on in and get your feet wet. So I do that. Literally. My sister-in-law, Andrea, and I go to the seaside in Zeeland, and there I am! Feet in...