Meet My New Friend

A love letter to my beta readers As I hit the send button, and my final manuscript zipped through the ether to my proofreader, I felt I should formally thank the most unexpected new friend on this book-writing journey… Critique. Do you wince at the word? At the beginning of this story, I would’ve. Hell, even six months … More Meet My New Friend

Directions

Sometimes in life, you just need to stop and ask the universe for directions. That’s what I did, going into my recent trip to Hawaii with my husband and daughter. After years devoted to (and struggling with) two kids’ books near and dear to my heart, I left it up to vacation to provide some meditation … More Directions

Hope and Hard Truths

Regardless of your political preferences, this is a refreshingly honest talk on grief (see video below) from Joe Biden to military families in mourning. For anyone coping with a loss, I hope it will bring you some peace during this reflective time of year. “There will come a day, I promise you, when the thought of … More Hope and Hard Truths

What Is MS?

What is MS? Turns out it may be this: Curable. Sound too good to be true? Well, if you love someone suffering from Multiple Sclerosis, you might be willing to take the leap of faith, as I have.

“The List”

I have a life-changing treasure tucked away in the “Draft” folder of my e-mail. The subject line reads: The best Xmas gift I could ever give both of us I wrote it and read it to Sue on December 2, 2010, hours before she died. In truth, I had started it a few days earlier … More “The List”