Nothing But a Song: Chapter 1

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Are you still waiting for your copy of Nothing but a Song, but can’t wait to read it?? You’re in luck! I’m posting the first chapter below. If you prefer to listen to it, click below: Let me know what you think!...

Definition… “Real Mom”?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This week in my composition courses, we’re talking about writing definition essays. I thought this would be an example of a definition essay. What do you think? Are You a “Real” Mom? Originally posted on October 2, 2013 by...

New Book On Its Way

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn 30 years ago I wrote Nothing But a Song, a story about Rebecca Kendall, a 19-year-old who loses her hearing in a horrific car accident. Using technology and help from a mysterious young man, she learns to sing again. But will she...

Cancer with no Regrets

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn My essay won First place in the Wyoming state DAR writing competition on Women’s Issues. Posted here for your enjoyment. Many things in life influence and inspire us: historical figures, parents, friends, educators. But we...

Building Round Characters

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn In writing, there are round characters and flat characters. Flat characters are just like they sound: flat. No depth. A writer wouldn’t go into much detail about who they are or their background. The flat characters are simply...

So You Want to Write a Book?

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn When I tell people that I’m an editor and writer, they tend to launch into their book writing aspirations, which I enjoy, but then they tend to end the discussion with the statement, “But I don’t know where to...