At the beginning of the year the owners of my rental house came to do their annual inspection. While walking around the garden together, they gave me some information about certain plants and trees. I had a particular interest in two trees. One bears both oranges and lemons on the same tree, and the other more »
February has been a month of sadness as well as incredible inspiration and excitement. It was six years ago today that my husband took his life. I share the story in my book, It Rains In February: A Wife’s Memoir of Love and Loss, which is free all weekend (22-25 February) on more »
Happy new year to all of you! May 2013 be a year of inspiration, miracles and dreams being realized. I can hardly believe that we are almost at the end of January already, I only just took down our Christmas decorations! Over Christmas and New Year we had friends and family staying with us which more »
I love these words by Meadow Braun from her blog post ‘For Writers Who Have Considered Memoir When the Story is Enuf’. The same could be said about writing your story or simply writing a journal -
“I am writing my memoir in order to expose myself. To defeat fear. To tell my side of the more »
During the month of November I am hermitting at home; furiously working on not one, but two new writing projects! The beginnings of my second book, and my first exciting ghostwriting project.
I signed up for NaNoWriMo on a whim, following the lead of my twelve year old daughter, and I am so glad that more »
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