How Do Fiction Writers Make This Stuff Up? (Writers Life and Laughs)

A snooty, wealthy suburban housewife in an electronic ankle monitor and a 10-year old who gets into his grandmother’s edible brownies? Really? During a virtual meeting with A Good Read Book Club recently, I was asked how I came up with the plot for my novel. I tried to explain but really, the characters in […]

Don’t Compromise Who You Are

Don’t let anyone force you to compromise who you are for money. Not a company, not a companion, not a movement. Stick to your ideals. Value your values. At the end of the day, you will sleep better having done the right thing for the right reason.

Finish Strong!

This has been an unexpected year for all of us but we are now in our last month of 2020. What is stopping you from finishing out this year strong?? You can do it! Push through and don’t give up hope!

Fighting Trees

Every answer is not on YouTube or Google. There will be problems your friends can’t help you solve. The question is “When you don’t know what might happen, do you want it badly enough to try anyway?” Fighting trees means using your experience and instinct in innovative ways no one can teach you. You know […]

Dear World, Baby Come Back!

Dear World, Baby come back! I think about you every day. Little things bring you to mind. Like today when I was cooking the 207th not very happy meal of my quarantine. I remembered that waiter who knelt by the table to take my order for what has become my last supper (in a restaurant […]

Check Your (Emotional) Bags At The Gate

I cried like a two-year old at bedtime. Ugly. Loud. Passionate crying. It was an epic boo hoo of the sort reserved for devastating losses. I melted in the middle of DFW airport because I could not board my prepaid, uninsured, girls’ get away flight to Los Cabos, Mexico. We spent months planning an adventure […]

S#+t Happens

Have you ever wanted S#+t to happen and it wouldn’t? That leads to mental, emotional, physical, and professional constipation. Never take for granted that a million things must go the right way, at precisely the right time to make the smallest amount of S#+t happen!”