December can be an magical time. It can also be incredibly gut-wrenching. The fact that those two realities can exist together never fails to dumbfound me. Some years it’s easier. Some years it’s not. Some years it barrels through and knocks me down at the door. Some years it sneaks up behind me, whispering, bittersweet. When I was younger, I’d hear people … More December Duality
“Let us put our minds together and see what life we can make for our children.”—Sitting Bull (one of the quotes on the Honor Circle in the courtyard of our new middle school) This summer I started reading a favorite series from my childhood to my daughter, the Little House books. She knew we had Native … More Parenting in Harmony
I recently had a reader reach out with a few questions regarding their own book idea. I thought I’d share our conversation, in the event it could help any of you would-be authors get your dreams out into the world. … More Reader Q&A: Self Publishing
Hello, friends. How were your holidays? I hope 2017 is treating you well. A new year brings new challenges, but it also brings new hope. Last year was quite a whirlwind for me, with the release of my first book, The Denim Jungle. But one of my favorite parts was all the story times I … More The Denim Jungle Storytime – From Us to You!
I am absolutely floored by this review of The Denim Jungle I just received from the 24th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Books Awards. And it couldn’t come at a better time. Last week was the one-year anniversary of finally having my book (MY book!) in my hands, and tomorrow is the sixth anniversary of losing Sue, who inspired me … More WOW! Writer’s Digest Review of The Denim Jungle
It blows my mind that there are currently women alive who weren’t born with the right to vote. And yet today, women in the U.S. not only have the right to vote, but there’s a woman on the ballot for the top ticket. No matter where your political affinities lie, that’s rather remarkable, don’t you … More Voting and Legacy
The world could do with a little more creative generosity, don’t you think? What do I mean by creative generosity? Giving of your imagination and creative talents for no other reason than to be happy and help make other people happy. There’s a writer who frequents our local park, gifting poems to people as writing practice … More Creative Generosity