National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) starts November 1, as it does every year. This will be my TENTH NaNoWriMo! In a nutshell, NaNoWriMo is when you commit to writing 50,000 words in 30 days, the minimum words needed to be considered a novel (according to the Powers That Be in NaNoLand). Every year that I … Continue reading The secret to writing (the draft of) your book in 30 days–
Welcome to this month's BRAVE Interview with Melanie Delorme! I am a teacher, a wife, a mother, an author who was given the role of bereaved mom in 2008 when my 8-year-old son, Garrett, was accidentally shot and killed in a hunting accident. It would have been so easy to allow this horrific experience to … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #22 May 2018: Melanie Delorme
Here is this month's BRAVE Interview with Crissy Maier! WHO are you? Someone who overcomes challenges. Whether it's my cleft lip and palate, my learning disability, my struggles through the police academy, other health issues, problems at work - I'm not defined by any of them, but rather by my ability to integrate the lessons … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #20 March 2018: Crissy Maier
I loved this book The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty. It's about husbands and wives and mothers and daughters and sisters and any practically any other relationships you can think of, including one's relationship with oneself. Boom. Real, messy, honest relationships. One note: Pay attention at the beginning of the book because you will be introduced … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
This month’s interview is with Amy B. Wells, RN! I am an author and nurse anesthetist. I’ve had many phases in my life. I was an accountant for a long time (hated it with a passion). I stayed at home with my children for about five years, then went to nursing school when I was in … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #17 December 2017: Amy B. Wells RN
I am excited to announce that my novel One Brave Thing has been chosen as the next book for the 'Get Artsy Book Club'! I have been a member of this book club as a reader for a few months now. I was drawn to the ‘Get Artsy Book Club’ because, well, I love books! More than … Continue reading My novel is the pick for this month’s GET ARTSY BOOK CLUB!
This month, we are meeting Allyson Bright! WHO are you? I'm 36. An artist, a woman in love, a widow, a crafter, a teacher, and a seeker of joy. I live in Wisconsin with my boyfriend, TJ, and my Beagle, Gracie. WHAT is your One Brave Thing? It's hard to pick just one - honestly, it's … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #15 October 2017: Allyson Bright