Shiny Sparks: LeeAnn Olivier

In this week's Shiny Sparks, we hear from author LeeAnn Olivier. She shares with us a snapshot of her creative process and answers the question What Inspires You? ____________________________________ Art museums and galleries are like churches to me. I think about this as my best friend Keth and I amble through the permanent collection of the … Continue reading Shiny Sparks: LeeAnn Olivier

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

April Updates

Book Signing and Festivals April 7, 2018 11 a.m - 4 p.m. North Texas Book Festival Patterson-Appleton Arts Center 400 E Hickory St, Denton, Texas 76201 April 21, 2018 10 am - 4 pm In-Store Book Signing The Toy Maven - Southlake Visit me on Facebook for all of the details about my April events! Now … Continue reading April Updates

Want to be a part of something bigger?

Hi Everyone, In July of 2017, thanks to the donation efforts of my first crowdfunding campaign, I successfully published my first children's book, "Your Hands Can Change The World!"  From this book, I was able to create an educational resource that deepens and extends the lessons in the book. I was also able to create … Continue reading Want to be a part of something bigger?

It's because when you kiss me it feels like the stars in the sky You're my private universe expansive and allowing Of course I feel too deeply I'm a Universe of exploding stars that you've lived in before with me I'm sure of it We've pieced together a galaxy you and me plus two and for me this is heaven   … Continue reading

Use Your Hands To Share

Today’s the day! Hot off the presses and available for purchase! “Use Your Hands To Share: Exercises for Hearts & Hands”   This PDF downloadable booklet offers discussion questions, exercises, and craft activities for ages 3-11 years to expand and deepen the concepts in the book. The booklet is 19 pages of fun and you’ll … Continue reading Use Your Hands To Share

Shiny Sparks: February 5

Last week was challenging, and finding inspiration wasn't my main focus. In truth, finding beauty usually comes easily to me. I often see it in the world despite crazy things happening all around us, and I prefer to look at life from a brighter perspective. But this past week I had a financial surprise, my … Continue reading Shiny Sparks: February 5

Thank You, Half Price Books!

I had an in-store book signing at Half Price Books in Dallas on Sunday. I'm excited to share some of the pictures, and share a little about the fun experience. Many bookstores will host book signings for independent authors. Each bookstore is a little bit different - some take a portion of your sales, some … Continue reading Thank You, Half Price Books!

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

Where are your from?

The first week that I was an Uber driver, I learned that my problems are small. And being an Uber driver is a nightly adventure in surprising ways. For example, you could potentially get your first ride of the night while sitting in your driveway. An hour later, you could be on the complete opposite … Continue reading Where are your from?