Who am I really?

My husband was very inspired this year with his choice of birthday gift for me. He got me the MyHeritage DNA kit.   Me: How did you know I wanted to do that?! He: Because every time a commercial for it came on or anyone was saying they did it for the last year, you … Continue reading Who am I really?

Taping an interview for TV

It was my great pleasure and good fortune to be invited to be on Write Now with Gayle Heney.  I met Gayle at the New England Authors Expo last summer. After the taping date was confirmed, a helpful email arrived with instructions for how to get there, what to wear, where to park... But back … Continue reading Taping an interview for TV

Stevie Nicks in Boston

I saw The Pretenders and Stevie Nicks at the TD Boston Garden this week. The Pretenders opening for Stevie Nicks? OMG. A.MAZ.ING. I saw Stevie Nicks once before, when I was in my extremely early 20's (or maybe even late teens). It was by accident. I was at a Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers concert, … Continue reading Stevie Nicks in Boston

The BRAVE Interview #4 November 2016: Kristen Conley Leighton

Hello and welcome to the next in the series of The BRAVE Interviews! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, How,  (and sometimes Why) of YOUR ‘one brave thing’! Welcome to Interview #4 with Kristen Conley Leighton! WHO are you? Share whatever you want to about yourself personally. Wow, so we’re starting with the hardest question!  Most … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #4 November 2016: Kristen Conley Leighton

Meet the Author: ANN BEATTIE

I had the opportunity to hear writer and novelist Ann Beattie read one of her wonderful short stories at the York County Community College Visiting Artists Series last week. Ann explained that her husband helped her choose what to read at the event. "Read something funny!" he suggested. She took his advice and read a short story called … Continue reading Meet the Author: ANN BEATTIE

BOOK REVIEW: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

I read this book at the recommendation of a young lady, Angie, who visited my author table at the Kennebunk Community Market one Saturday. She told me that Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon was her favorite book. This book says it's recommended for readers aged 12-17, but I object to narrowing the audience for this book. … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

The Dempsey Challenge 2016

I volunteered again this year at The Dempsey Challenge in the Reiki Tent. What a wonderful group of people there!  This was my second year volunteering, and I plan to be part of this wonderful event next year as well. "Every dollar raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center." As Ina Garten would … Continue reading The Dempsey Challenge 2016

The BRAVE Interview #2 September 2016: Jody O’Farrell Breton

Hello and welcome to my new series: The BRAVE Interviews! It’s the Who, What, When, Where, How,  (and sometimes Why) of YOUR ‘one brave thing’! Welcome to Interview #2! Here we go! **UPDATE: Jody's new business website is right here: http://www.essenceofspiritceremonies.com/ Who:  My name is Jody O’Farrell Breton. I am a (newly) retired (by choice) Respiratory Therapist. … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #2 September 2016: Jody O’Farrell Breton

Public speaking

Public speaking has never (ever, ever) been my forte. I remember the first time I had to speak in front of a group of people, in a debate class. I almost fainted from hyperventilation and sheer terror. As an adult, I don't fare much better (on the inside, at least). I think I'm okay, or … Continue reading Public speaking

The BRAVE Interview #1 August 2016: Kathy Eliscu

Hello and welcome to my new series: The BRAVE Interviews! It's the Who, What, When, Where, How,  (and sometimes Why) of YOUR 'one brave thing'! We are kicking off the series with Kathy Eliscu, author of the wonderful book, Not Even Dark Chocolate Can Fix This Mess. So, let's get started- WHO are you? A: I’m Kathy Eliscu. … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #1 August 2016: Kathy Eliscu