New writers’ workshop

Do you have a desire to write a book but don’t know where to start? Do you have a great idea burning in your soul, keeping you up at night but you have no idea how to get it written? If so, know that you are not alone. I have written four novels for young…… Continue reading New writers’ workshop

Reuniting families and libraries: an interview with Anne Eliza Sey

I first discovered Anne Eliza Sey on an Instagram live with author Candice Pedraza Yamnitz who spoke to Anne about her work in connecting families with libraries. Too often, parents become discouraged when trying to find wholesome books with traditional values for their children in our public library system. Parents can become convinced that those…… Continue reading Reuniting families and libraries: an interview with Anne Eliza Sey

Kidlit resources for homeschoolers

As a homeschooler, my greatest challenge was also my greatest joy: spending all day, everyday, with my kids. I loved learning with them, seeing their faces light up when they mastered something and finding ways to tailor the learning to their strengths. But it wasn’t all fingerpaint and field trips. It was also finding ways…… Continue reading Kidlit resources for homeschoolers

Inspiration for Writers

As writers, we may feel that our most productive time is spent getting the words down. But where do we find those words to begin with? And when we are burned out and our well is dry, where can we go for inspiration? Are you a writer first? A mom? A dad? Are you a…… Continue reading Inspiration for Writers

Ten years later

This long weekend marked ten years since I finished treatment for breast cancer. A lot has changed and I am grateful for these bonus years. I am remarried to a wonderful man and my family has grown to include stepchildren, son and daughter-in-laws and many grandchildren. I have a new career as a children’s book…… Continue reading Ten years later

Building community one friendship at a time

Building community starts with being vulnerable enough to invite others into our messy, imperfect, authentic lives. Pushing the mail and homework and clutter to the end of the table to make room for food and conversation. Setting aside expectations and entering into heartfelt, soul stirring relationship. Risking rejection and judgement and offering ourselves up to…… Continue reading Building community one friendship at a time