The Fairy Queen and the 3 Brothers

Welcome to Episode 12 of the Second Season of The April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s Episode is called, “The Fairy Queen and the Three Brothers”. It is part of the Under the Great Willow Series.


On today’s episode, we find out what happened to Lillyanna and Josh after they chased a Continue reading


New Podcast Tomorrow

Even Roxie wants to know where the next podcast is… Well, it will be posted tomorrow – Tuesday. It is a good one with three very ridiculously naughty characters and one delightful one. Plus, of course, Lillyanna and Josh. Oh my goodness!

Life has been very busy at my house, and finding little pockets of peace to record have been few and far between. It is all good, great and actually even wonderful goings-on, there is just a lot of it. 

That said, April Eight is looking for environmentally and ethically responsible sponsorship. If you or someone you know is interested in sponsoring the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast and blog, let me know. I know for certain the success that this project is and will become. A sponsor would be wise to get in early and have all the fun with me! 


April Ate Yogurt Buttermilk Biscuits

April Ate Yogurt Buttermilk Biscuits at aprileight.com

My daughter Mia insisted that I share this biscuit recipe with all of you. She asks for it daily and that is not an exaggeration. She’s a persistent child. Therefore, I have made this Continue reading


God Bless Zinnias

God Bless Zinnias! Every year I make an extravagant gardening plan. Every year I fail it. Sometime in late July (!!) I wander out to my weed patch of dreams and toss a bunch of zinnia seeds into it. And then, maybe 10 days later, they sprout. By late August my garden of embarrassment turns into a glorious delight of color and texture, butterflies, bees and hummingbirds with perfectly charm bouquets for my dining table thrown in just to show off. This joy lasts until right around Halloween. What more could I ask? None more! 


Chaos, Stephen Foster and Me

Hello my friends, what a week! You?

I have such good things in the works for April Eight – everything is coming together, as they say. I can’t wait to be able to share it all with you over the next few months as each Continue reading


Second Sunday on Main

The wonderful Margy Whaller asked me to come down and sing at this week’s Second Sunday on Main here in beautiful Cincinnati, Ohio. I’ll be there at noonish with some old Continue reading


Under the Great Willow Tree

Hooray! It is the Launch Day of Season 2 of the April Eight Songs & Stories Podcast. Today’s story is “Under the Great Willow Tree”. It is Episode 11.


On today’s episode, I tell you the story of a Lillyanna and her brother Josh. They start by Continue reading