The Most Important Lessons Prince Taught Us


Photo by Peter Tea As I read stories written about Prince since his untimely death, I realize there are some loud messages he’s left us to ponder. One of the most crucial is: it’s okay to be different. In fact, it’s not just okay. It’s important, necessary, vital even. Prince never shied away from being … Continue reading The Most Important Lessons Prince Taught Us

A Writer’s Work is Never Done


photo by Lionel Martinez This post was originally published on Women Writers, Women’s Books. The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t turn my head; The other day my daughter walked into our family room and asked me for a ride somewhere. I didn’t … Continue reading A Writer’s Work is Never Done

A New Book and a Thrilling Surprise


I was so happy to get this book, Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers by Sally Allen for Christmas. And even happier when I started to read it because it felt like I was sharing a cup of coffee with a good friend, talking about great books and fascinating characters, riveting plots and beautiful … Continue reading A New Book and a Thrilling Surprise

Surprising Questions An Author Gets Asked


photo by Dennis Skley As an author, I love talking to readers. Whether that’s at book club discussions, or through my website or Goodreads, I get a lot of wonderful feedback and tons of great questions. Many questions are inevitable, like: “How did you come up with this idea?” That’s not surprising. As a reader … Continue reading Surprising Questions An Author Gets Asked