Monthly Archives: September 2012

My Guest Blog Post on Kritter’s Ramblings

Inspirational Moments The other day, I had a conversation with a writer friend of mine about those inspirational moments when a memory or a thought or an event suddenly causes us to want to find the nearest coffee shop to … Continue reading

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My Guest Blog Post on The Random Thoughts of Crazy Mandy

So You’re Writing a Novel? For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write! When I was young, I’d write poems and short stories—nothing more than a few pages. My first attempt at writing an actual book came … Continue reading

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My Guest Blog Post from Roxanne Kade’s Blogspot

The Dark Side of Montana I was recently asked two of the same questions by a handful of different friends:  One, why is everything you write so dark? And, two, why do all of your stories take place in Montana? … Continue reading

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If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson

If You Come Softly by Jacqueline Woodson My rating: 2 of 5 stars In If You Come Softly, Jacqueline Woodson does a lovely job of introducing two young characters struggling to understand the dynamics of their own families—from divorced parents, … Continue reading

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My Guest Blog Post from Books Through the Garden Window

Why I Am Lucky Bird? For as long as I can remember, I’ve loved to write! When I was young, I’d write poems and short stories—nothing more than a few pages. My first attempt at writing an actual book came … Continue reading

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Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar by Cheryl Strayed My rating: 5 of 5 stars Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed – the former Dear Sugar for The Rumpus – is an extraordinary collection of … Continue reading

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My Own Dear Sugar…a writing exercise…

Dear Sugar, I need your help in how I can help my brother. I feel like I have my shit together…sort of…and I feel like I should have all the right advice for my older brother who’s in a terrible … Continue reading

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