How has your day been?  Tough? Great? Mediocre? 

Stop and read awhile.

Life is hard- Soften It with Laughter is designed to look at life and find a giggle. Don’t stop at a giggle….laugh out loud at some of my life’s misadventures and mishaps, ranging from bleached out possums, losing dead bodies, and to dealing with the bureaucracy of business. As a retired high school art teacher and counselor, I’ve had plenty of experiences with the adolescent hormones to the horrormones of menopause and cancer. I have a tried and true prescription on how to deal with both. It involves a pillow, tissue, and lots of chocolate. There is something here for everyone.

Available through The Southern Pen Bookshop

Southern Pen Bookshop

Release Date: 02/10/2019



"I believe in full moons, the existence of hoo-doodies, gaudy as a fashion statement, and the fact that chocolate and laughter can cure most of what ails you."

Marlene Ratledge Buchanan

Ms. Rat Writes

Warning:  Drinking while reading this blog may cause liquid to be expressed through the nose and from the mouth. Read and drink at your own risk, the risk of your computer, and any items that may become wet. Life is hard and laughter is guaranteed.

Life is Hard Soften It with Laughter Book Tour

5234 La Vista Road

Details to be announced

Mar 30

Tucker Reid H. Cofer Library

Tucker, Georgia 30084

Apr 23

Book Exchange- Marietta

2932 Canton Rd 

Marietta, Georgia


Apr 27

Southern Pen Bookshop




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