Earth Day, 2024

By Sheila Athens / April 21, 2024

Yes, I realize this is the second #GratitudeForTheDay post in a row about nature, but I couldn’t let Earth Day pass without recognizing the importance of Mother Nature. With her, we have nothing. We don’t exist. We need to take care of her and all of her beauty.

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Grateful for the waters near my home

By Sheila Athens / April 5, 2024

For years, I thought of myself as a girl who loved the mountains, but after living in Northeast Florida for more than three decades, I now realize I am most at peace among the marshes, wetlands and beaches of the coastal South.

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A Book of the Month

By Sheila Athens / March 17, 2024

Many reviewers have commented on how they liked the fact that Neena Lee is an older protagonist. That’s part of the reason I was so delighted to learn that Neena Lee Is Seeing Things was selected as the Book of the Month at 50Plus-Today, a senior lifestyle magazine. To celebrate, they’re giving away a signed…

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Solo Dining

By Sheila Athens / March 10, 2024

Some people are uncomfortable eating out alone, but I love solo dining. As a matter of fact, when I took my first solo cruise last December, one of my favorite parts was eating in the fancy onboard restaurants. This picture was taken when I took myself out to the Palm Valley Fish Camp recently before…

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By Sheila Athens / March 3, 2024

I am lucky enough to live just a couple of hours south of Savannah. I was there last week for a wedding and was reminded of all the reasons I love that vibrant, artsy little town. I visited two bookstores–the venerable E. Shaver Bookseller and The Stacks, a charming, well-stocked, woman-owned bookstore that’s been open…

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Grateful for Readers

By Sheila Athens / February 4, 2024

My heart is full from all the positive reviews readers have posted about Neena Lee Is Seeing Things. And they’ve made gorgeous pictures, too! This one by @bookapotomas on Instagram is made with hand cut colored paper! Here’s part of what she had to say about the book: “This story is so sweet and fun,…

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The Writer Hikers

By Sheila Athens / November 16, 2023

Our book-related discussions nourish my soul. Left-right: Kristi Leonard, me, Madeline Martin, Jen Sinclair.

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