Our favorite books of poetry for kids

I’ve been working on a big poetry based project, and so I was inspired to pick up some poetry books for my kids at the library last week. We have enjoyed reading them. We giggle a lot, the poems often prompt questions from my children, and they want to repeat and recite their favorite parts. … Continue reading Our favorite books of poetry for kids

Random Acts of Kindness

I don't know about any of you, but I feel like the summer season is flying by. I was taken aback when I looked up from my life this week and realized that we're already halfway through the year. This year has had it's ups and downs for my family, but overall, 2019 has been … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness

Monkey Business: My experience being part of a live storytelling show

In February of this year I had a new opportunity as a writer that really pushed me out of my comfort zone. Oral Fixations: An Obsession with True Life Tales is a live storytelling show. Each version of the show has a theme, and the producer carefully curates stories from 8 people who have a … Continue reading Monkey Business: My experience being part of a live storytelling show

Low cost ways to market your book

Low-cost ways to market your book I self-published a children’s book in July of 2017 and so far, it has been a positive experience. Learning about the process of publishing a book was priceless, and I’ve had fun meeting my readers. One of the challenges I’ve faced is in the area of marketing. I’ve learned … Continue reading Low cost ways to market your book

Going the extra mile with David Sedaris

My husband surprised me last week with a ticket to see one of my favorite authors, David Sedaris. He was coming to our city as part of the DMA Arts & Letters live series, and he was also doing a book signing. I’ve been a big fan of David Sedaris’ work since around 2004, when … Continue reading Going the extra mile with David Sedaris

Shiny Sparks: Meredith Myers – The Majestik Lioness

In this week's installment of 'Shiny Sparks,' I spoke with Meredith Myers (The Majestik Lioness). Meredith is a heart-based healer and teacher of metaphysical wisdom, meditation, and self-worth. I asked her how she maintains her connection to spirituality. What helps me live consciously? Meditation helps me to live a more mindful & peaceful state of … Continue reading Shiny Sparks: Meredith Myers – The Majestik Lioness

Shiny Sparks – April 12, 2018

I launched the Shiny Sparks article series on January 29th, but I haven't been as consistent as I expected. I've had a few life delays, extra meetings, lots of book events (hooray!) and I lost my momentum a bit. Instead of making myself wrong for it, I'm examining the creative process as I experience it. … Continue reading Shiny Sparks – April 12, 2018

My Crowdsourced Life

I want to talk about community. The dictionary defines community as: a unified body of individuals a social state or condition There is an implied consciousness behind it. And the word togetherness: warm fellowship, as among members of a family the quality, state, or condition of being together They are ideas that sound easy enough … Continue reading My Crowdsourced Life

Diamond in the Rough

My father came to visit one afternoon he triumphantly presented a small blue box with an appraisal my grandmothers wedding ring he said this is yours now   I don’t have a lot of experience with diamonds I don’t wear bling my wedding ring is a modest silver band with a little message on the inside … Continue reading Diamond in the Rough

In Winter

In Winter The darkness takes over Some mornings I wake up in the black fetal under 3 layers I feel safe and swaddled until I uncover an arm or a leg I’m hit with a stinging chill and remember that it is Winter   My dreams are different during shorter days In them, my teeth … Continue reading In Winter