I’ve been fighting the Battle of Resistance and losing miserably at times. Earlier this week, I spoke with a dear friend who’s been helping me transition to the ‘new’ I want to create. When she told me about a Buddhist proverb, the Parable of the Raft, so much of what I had been struggling with came […]
I was scrolling through my Twitter feed this morning when I ran across #KickAssGirlsOfYA, a series of events during the month of April celebrating strong female characters in YA (Young Adult) fiction. Libby Heily, author of Welcome to Sortilege Falls, is one of several authors participating in the month-long celebration. Needless to say, I couldn’t be more […]
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I just listened to Episode 145 of The Author Hangout, Book Marketing Tools’ podcast. And was absolutely thrilled to hear host, Shawn Manaher, read my email as part of opening comments! You may recall I met Shawn last year at an event sponsored by the St. Louis Publishers Association. I had emailed Shawn seeking his insight on author dependency […]
My dream led me around the world to Ruth Krijah in Austrian artist who captures the dreams of wild women, & a reminder to reach beyond impossible.
#StrongWomenWrite 1st and 3rd Wednesdays each month Beginning March 1st! Purpose: To promote Strong Female Characters in Fiction and the Women who write them. Hashtag: #StrongWomenWrite Host Accounts: @iKhrys, @StrongWomenWrte 1st Wednesday, Hashtag Event: One line from a strong female character (protagonist, antagonist, or otherwise) from your current or recent work of fiction. 3rd Wednesday at 7p CST, Tweet […]
A little over a week ago, I filmed the trailer for my first book, The Red Umbrella Society! Although I’m a new author, I see how easy it is for authors to be consumed with writing to the exclusion of all else. Perhaps my background as a Consultant is why as I began to write TRUS, I always […]
In 2005 or 2006, I received a letter from a charity supporting orphans in the Ukraine. Inside the envelope were five or so cards, each with an orphan’s photograph and a brief bio or other sentiment on the back. Out of these, I kept one – a beautiful red-haired girl named Tanya who was 15 at […]
Thanks to my friends, Christine and Tony, for featuring me on their blog at www.Offscripting.com. They’ve created a movement for people questioning what’s next, but not sure what, after leaving the beaten path themselves and status quo far behind. After you’ve read my interview, you may want to hang out for a bit at their website […]
I came across a post on Twitter – @VeganFoodQuest‘s 2016 Open Letter. Being vegan, and a future world traveler, it immediately piqued my interest. And after reading about the amazing food, locations, and their feeling alien upon