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Much like my writing, life gets in the way of recharge time. Kid schedules. My schedule, work whatever it is likes to elbow its way in and plop itself into the middle of whatever I am trying to do. A lot like my dog Rina. I am hosting a #eatlikesyria party tomorrow for some friends.... Continue Reading →

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Discovering my heritage through writing

It didn't occur to me until I was an adult and had children of my own how much tradition matters. Not that tradition matters for its own sake, but traditions connect us to who we are in a world that pushes us to all be the same.   When my husband and I settled in... Continue Reading →

This spring was intense. I won a free spot in the Story Genius/Author Accelerator course this spring. It was 10 weeks of tough work. I wrestled with my idea like Jacob grabbing for his birthright. I learned a lot and my book coach kept bringing me back to the idea. At the end of the... Continue Reading →

March was not a great month. The kids were sick and staggered the illness over two weeks. A church friend, way too young, passed away. And the weather. I know, I know, it is Ohio but it feels like the snow and gray won't end. We did get a second dog. Rescued from a great... Continue Reading →

Book Review: My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd

//ws-na.amazon-adsystem.com/widgets/q?ServiceVersion=20070822&OneJS=1&Operation=GetAdHtml&MarketPlace=US&source=ss&ref=as_ss_li_til&ad_type=product_link&tracking_id=builfuturead-20&marketplace=amazon&region=US&placement=0399592180&asins=0399592180&linkId=56a1e570f9ad80a9e37266178d838fb3&show_border=true&link_opens_in_new_window=true My Name is Venus Black by Heather Lloyd. Published February 27, 2018 by Dial Press (I received a free copy from NetGalley for a fair and honest review. I was not paid to review and all opinions expressed are my own. I am also an Amazon Affiliate¬†member, which means if you click on the... Continue Reading →

March roars in and drags us behind but at least we have books for the journey. Read about my picks for feel-good reads.

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