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Birthing a Picture Book & an Author: Part 1 of 2

People have asked, “So how did it happen?” Or some version of this is what many want to know. So whether someone wants to simply celebrate with me and/or learn how they can do it themselves, here’s my story. Keep in mind, there are many paths toward creating a book. But one thing they almost…

To a Hopeful 2023 (with social media, too, sigh)

Happy 2023! A new year is a full of new tomorrows… to mess up or to keep choosing a better path, even when we fail. So when I make and break resolutions, I don’t give up, at least in the long game. If you’re a writer or a dreamer of whatever you’re called to do,…

‘Twas A Night Around New Years…

When all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even Ann’s mouse. Greetings sent out by email with care, In hopes that loved ones received them out there. The children with cousins and laptops in beds, With visions of dumplings and k-beef in heads. “Stonemama” in sweats and papa in ripped tees, Had…