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–
The BRAVE Interview #22 May 2018: Melanie Delorme
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
The BRAVE Interview #20 March 2018: Crissy Maier
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
BOOK REVIEW: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty
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
The BRAVE Interview #17 December 2017: Amy B. Wells RN
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
My novel is the pick for this month’s GET ARTSY BOOK CLUB!
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!
The BRAVE Interview #15 October 2017: Allyson Bright
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
NaNoWriMo is coming and announcing a new course
October 1st! You know what that means? That there's only 1 more month before National Novel Writing Month begins! Are you planning to participate this year? I will be. This will be NaNo number 8 for me. I have completed the 50,000 words to win every year since 2010, and I expect this year to … Continue reading NaNoWriMo is coming and announcing a new course
BOOK REVIEW: Informed Consent: Critical Truths Essential to Your Health and to the Health of Future Generations by Michele Stanford, M.Ed., CHC
I began to read Michele’s story and as a woman, my heart was filled with compassion and empathy for her and the situation she was in. As an RN, my heart was filled with rage for how this patient was treated by her physician! Michele was not defined by her circumstances, however. Rather, she decided … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: Informed Consent: Critical Truths Essential to Your Health and to the Health of Future Generations by Michele Stanford, M.Ed., CHC
The BRAVE Interview #13 August 2017: Jennifer Davies
Please enjoy this month’s interview with Jennifer Davies! INTRODUCTION Hello everyone, I’m thrilled to be here as a featured guest in the Brave series. Thank you Karen for inviting me! A few facts about me; my name is Jennifer Davies, and I’m a fifty something mom with four boys, two cats, a dog, and a … Continue reading The BRAVE Interview #13 August 2017: Jennifer Davies
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