It's been a tough week for me in terms of personal, professional and political happenings. I don't know about you, but I'm in the need of a bit of levity. With football season in full force, this post seemed relevant. And while many of us may hold grudges detrimental to ourselves and others, perhaps I'll … Continue reading About that Husky grudge
Over the last few years I have found myself avoiding using it. I might say, memory challenge, or memory loss, but not dementia. As I embrace initiatives both at work and in my community to reduce stigma associated with mental illness, I started thinking....what do I fear when I fail to call it what it … Continue reading Yes, I will use the D word
Sat., October 12, 2019 Facebook Live: Talking characters Now that was fun! I had figured I should join others in hosting a Facebook Live event and do appreciate those of you that joined me in real time. It'd be a little weird to talk to yourself - even if I do all the time, usually … Continue reading Talking characters
Thank you my new friends! You have made my day! Thank you for your permission to take this photo. I remember the first book I wrote. I was in the first grade and used crayons to illustrate our Airedale and her 11 puppies, stapling the finished pages together. Wilsonville Primary School Librarian, Mrs. Plant, placed … Continue reading We are all writers
Who knows how it'll go: it might simply be me talking to myself (which, face it, I do all the time), or it could be a fun-filled-fest with tips shared by me and others! Regardless, I'd love to have you join me to discuss writing and developing characters, specifically related to Beyond the Ripples. Whether … Continue reading Facebook Live: what did you say about those characters?