Sunday, July 14, 2019

Live with Purpose

I'm an introvert. I do love the company of friends, but I prefer one-on-one connection over crowds. And whenever I do put myself out there, much needed alone time to recharge will be required. 

Because I'm not one for attention on myself, I tend to voice my opinion with a familiar audience within a safe space. Sometimes I wish I were more like my friend, Lynn, who puts herself out there - LITERALLY. Not everyone shares her views, but that doesn't stop her from voicing her beliefs about saving Mother Earth and treating all people equally with respect and compassion, even when passersby shout their disagreement and alternative views in not so nice phrases.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Perks of Art


Super cool to randomly see SMART's Oregon Reads Aloud anthology on an Instagram feed. Click the right arrow on the photo to see a better shot of the ORA book.

Thanks for the shout out Perks of Art!

Read on!
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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Friday, December 30, 2016

2016: A look back

For many, 2016 was not the greatest year. Not to minimize all that went wrong, but... how about a moment of celebration for all that went right?

The following are the most awesome things that happened in my writing world in 2016:

WINNING the 2016 Oregon Literary Fellowship for Young Readers Literature
which allowed me to attend two amazing writing workshops.




The 4th Annual Better Books Workshop: an amazing, intimate group of talented writers, jam-packed with info on the craft from an awesome faculty, including Heather Alexander (Pippin Properties), Abby Ranger (HarperCollins), Kate Sullivan (Delacorte Press) and Andrew Harwell (HarperCollins).