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About mhembroff

I am the author of Bess's Magical Garden, a middle grade novel, The Mystery of the Hidden cabin which is the sequel to Bess's Magical Garden and picture book Gramma Mouse Tells a Story. I am the member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Writers Guild of Alberta. My series The Ghostly Encounters and other short stories can be found on https://www.channillo.com, listed in the short story section. I have been an avid reader since early childhood and has always been imaginative. It wasn't until my children were growing up that I started taking writing classes and put my creations onto paper. When I'm not writing I like to paint, draw, work in the garden and spend time with my pets and family.

Enchanted Cottage, continued

Once upon a time, there was a lady fox who was always grooming her bushy tail which she considered to be her best feature. She always sat out of reach of the boys and blinked her eyelashes at a certain … Continue reading

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Enchanted Cottage (Continued)

“How’s your mother?” Anna asked as they continued up the rocky hill. “She’s fine. Just tired out in the evenings from looking after the little ones.” Gloria said as she looked up. Anna slipped her camera in her jeans pocket … Continue reading

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Enchanted Cottage, continues

Anna looked at the double bed tucked against the back wall and realized she was tired. It had been a long week and the two day bus trip had been tiring because her sleep had been interrupted with all the … Continue reading

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Enchanted Cottage (continued)

“Yes,” Anna’s eyes widened when she looked at the short stubby man standing in the doorway looking her way. Who was that? “Patrick has been delayed, but my pony cart is outside. Can give you a ride to your uncles.” He … Continue reading

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Enchanted Cottage, continued

Anna folded the letter and put it in her purse and listened to the buzz of voices coming from the back of the bus. She kept the picture of Great Uncle Henry’s charming little cottage on her bedside table and … Continue reading

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Enchanted Cottage

Anna gazed out the window and listened to the whir of the wheels while the bus speed down the highway. She tucked the mauve afghan around her legs when she stretched across the empty seat beside her. Her brown eyes … Continue reading

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Dear Sixteen

How are you doing? Have you accomplished all the things you set out to do? You were so innocent and naive. Have you learned to identify the difference between your dreams and the reality out in the world you were … Continue reading

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