Posted in Behind the Scenes, Characters, Revenge of the Turd

Dying in Titchfield- Piper

Dear Diary,

It’s only the beginning of the school year, but it’s so hot that Pickles, Stanley and me have been seeing how many ways we can fry eggs on the sidewalk.

I hate hot weather. I hate sweating. Call it a girl thing. I don’t care. I hate smelling like a pair of Uncle Joe’s dirty running socks.

This morning, when I got up for school, my pj’s were still damp from sweating all night.  Tonight, Mom and I are moving into the basement guest room until our a/c is fixed.

It’s nice and cool down there. We have beds, a game room, a small living room, and laundry down there. Mom made the most of every inch of space. She’s great at that.

Anyway, bed or not, I’m sleeping on the floor and pretending I’m a polar bear on an iceberg.

PS: The Springhollow Bicenntenial Anniversary Exhibit has FINALLY made its way to Titchfield!!!  The librarian called and said Turd’s diaries are in it! We’re going tomorrow.  I’m so excited!!! What deep dark secrets has Turd been hiding from us? Maybe we’ll find out he had a girlfriend!  🙂


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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