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!
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
When I was in elementary school, I was in a new school every year. Every. Single. Year. No, my parents weren't in the military. My father was disabled, and when money got tight, we got moving. Kindergarten: The Hancock in Medford. First grade and half of second: The Emerson in Malden. Last half of second … Continue reading Coming full circle (and announcing a free class!)
I didn't want to read this book. I first heard about it when I came across an article in a magazine--some Woman's Day-y type of publication, I think. I read some of the article, thought, "Oh, this is a sad story," and put it down. Well, it found me again. Have you ever noticed how … Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: This Life I Live by Rory Feek
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
When I discovered that one of my colleagues wrote a book, I couldn't wait to read it. The book is Celebrating Death: A Guidebook for Dying Well by Esther Shapiro, R.N., Msc.D. The author comes by her expertise regarding death both personally and professionally, and she generously shares her hard-won insights regarding her experiences from both. … Continue reading Book Review: Celebrating Death
I wanted to read Katherine Mayfield's book 'The Box of Daughter' for a long time before I finally did. This is one of the few times I knew the author before I knew the book. I met Katherine through a Wells-Ogunquit Adult Education class I took several years ago when I was working on my own … Continue reading Book Review: The Box of Daughter
To be honest, I didn't want to read this book. Why? Because it's about a difficult subject: The Holocaust. I have read extensively about this topic, watched movies (okay, with my glasses off for most of them-and I am extremely nearsighted), visited memorials, and discussed it in classes. I thought I was done. And … Continue reading Book Review: What on Earth am I Doing Here?