Posted in Characters, The Ghosts of Springhollow

The Turd is Banned! (Diary entry by Piper)

Dear Diary,

This morning, Turd threw a cup of cold water on Mom while she was in the shower. He swore his eyes were closed. Mom was furious! I’ve never seen her so mad! He’s permanently banned from the house.

This is the best thing that’s happened since Turd moved back with us. No more waking up to cornflakes in my bed! No more having my homework deleted. Life can finally get back to normal.


My name is Yochana, or Yo, for short. Growing up on a farm in southeastern Ohio was pretty lonely, so books and art became my best friends. I wrote my first piece of "fan fiction" in fourth grade. It was based on the movie, "The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman," starring the late Cicely Tyson. That same school year, I wrote a poem that my teacher sent off to a publisher friend. He told her to give me a few years. A little over 20 years later, my poems were published. That to me was a few years. Since then, I've been a reporter who horrified the editors with my grammar skills, wrote for campus publications, written humorous company training manuals, and have written three books. These days, I'm back on the farm taking care of my mom, and living in a '95 Jayco Eagle Mini-motorhome with my cat, Lillie, and three grandkittens. (Thanks, Lillie.)

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