October 18, 2020 | San Francisco authors to read.
I have compiled a list of six authors whose books I’ve read and enjoyed. They are all from either San Francisco specifically (my hometown), or the Bay Area. Of course, there are so many more authors, dead and alive, famous or not, from the area, but these are the ones I know I’ve read and enjoyed. So far!
October 9, 2020 | Review of the book "Necessary Lies".
I don’t often give any book a five-star review, but this book makes the grade. A lot of things have to be present for me to give a book five stars, and Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain has ticked all the boxes.
May 21, 2019 | The growth we achieve as we work to attain our goals is in many ways worth more than the goal itself.
I heard Savanah Gutherie’s commencement speech this morning as replayed on the Today show, and it was excellent. Her words not only apply to the 2019 grads she was addressing, but they resonate with all of us. I especially feel her words in my own zig-zagged path to being a writer and getting published.
August 23, 2018 | Fear as inspiration instead of a roadblock.
It’s been a very long time since I’ve updated/posted a message on this blog, but I have a message I want to share that I believe will be helpful in some way to many people. It’s not a new message by any means, but one that is worth repeating.
September 15, 2017 | Make time to write by putting it on your calendar. Easy challenge.
Many of us are schedulers, meaning we have a daily planner and we use it. We jot down every appointment, meeting, grocery shopping trip and more. So why not schedule our writing time on the calendar or planner? I can almost hear you saying, “Yeah, good question. Why not?”
March 1, 2017 | Never giving up means taking the pain with the glory.
I am participating in the Writing Contest: You Deserve to be Inspired. Hosted by Positive Writer.