With some trepidation, I’ve signed up to do NaNoWriMo again this year. If you’re not familiar, it’s one month (November) … Continue reading How do you get that novel out of your head and onto the page? NaNo.
I have been fortunate to volunteer in my granddaughter, Olivia’s classroom since she started school. Every year, every teacher has … Continue reading My first author Q&A was with fourth graders. That still counts, right?
It’s been quite a morning here at the Valley Wood Home for the Aged. After a few operator errors and … Continue reading Another milestone along my Indie Author path
Decluttering has officially affected every aspect of my life. Even my novel. Recently I’ve culled this beast down to a … Continue reading Decluttering my story
I discovered yet another layer of revision by making a “word cloud” from my manuscript. I simply pasted my entire manuscript … Continue reading Ties that Bind: Do I repeat myself?
Another page from Annie Cooper’s Recipe Scrapbook. You might begin to see why Libby struggles with her weight. Fluffy White … Continue reading This novel recipe is icing on the cake. Literally.
“If there is no solution to the problem, then don’t waste time worrying about it. If there is a … Continue reading Are you a worrier?
My final column for the Nevada Appeal, all about how my husband and I looked to the future and decided … Continue reading Like it or not, change happens
Resilience is a survival skill, something we need to cultivate in ourselves and our children. The Martian by Andy Weir … Continue reading Seeing failure as our teacher
Low income children suffer stresses that would buckle our knees and yet we expect them to learn and grow and … Continue reading Reading is antidote to toxic stress of childhood poverty