Book Club Questions—The Hounding

These questions were developed by Librarian Pam Burrell of the Laredo Public Library for her Mystery Book Club, and are used with her permission. SPOILER ALERT. DO NOT READ THESE QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK. Why would Cilla even attempt to run that morning after having such a nightmare and such fear? Was Read More …

Links to my poetry, essays, and articles

  Wildly Popular Poets Poem to 45: you don’t deserve a capital Y We Are Living in a Future We Created Why I Broke Up with Opera Missouri Summer Night by Sandra De Helen Managing Migraine — A Delicate Balance http://journals.lww.com/neurologynow/blog/speakup/pages/post.aspx?PostID=71 Sweatpants & Soul | Hungering Outhouse by Sandra de Helen | Non-Fiction | #thesideshow https://www.mja.com.au/journal/2017/206/3/poor-doctor-cottingham Read More …

My Personal Recipes

My homemade granola takes 25 minutes.  INGREDIENTS: 2 1/2 C oats (not oatmeal, not instant) I prefer Bob’s Red Mill. 1/2 C Walnuts 1/2 C hazelnuts/filberts 1/2 C slivered almonds 1/2 each of three or four kinds of dried fruit (papaya, raisins, cherries, coconut) 3 Tablespoons of maple syrup (or combination of maple syrup and Read More …

Links to video

There are several videos available of me and/or my work. A book trailer for my thriller Till Darkness Comes produced by Daniela Acitelli, music by Bev Standish. On youtube. An interview of me regarding Shirley Combs and Dr. Mary Watson by Jody Seay, on her BackPage show. My short play Clashes with Cougar on Archie Washington’s show. Read More …

Beta Tester comments on No More Typos!

As a Wrap-up for the course, here are some questions. Please provide your answers, and any feedback, questions, suggestions, or changes you’d like to see in No More Typos! I plan to incorporate the feedback and suggestions into the materials before I offer the course to the public. Q1. What did you learn from this Read More …

TEE’S EPIPHANY

from the play BLUE ROSES by Sandra de Helen TEE: I realized that I’m just as bad as he is. Now don’t interrupt me, Flora. I understood that by doing my job here, and by doing it my best, I’m helping him do his. And his job is to do as many of his brain Read More …

SWITCHBLADE

Wham! Right in the heart. The pearl-handled switchblade felt like an extension of my left hand. The desire to peg it exactly where I wanted it grew out my own heart, up my chest, down my left arm, into my hand and then flew straight out through my middle finger as I let go of Read More …

REVIVAL

“Praise God!” Grandma is shouting. I’d be embarrassed except that everyone else seems to be yelling too. Reverend Fuller has us at fever pitch with his sermon on God’s precious love. This is the summertime evening service. Every Sunday after supper, we clean up the kitchen and ourselves, pick up our bibles and our coins Read More …