I remember a time when, if you wanted to confront someone, you either had to handwrite it in a letter, say it on the phone, or (gasp) say it to their face.
If you're on the interwebs ever, then it's no surprise that many social niceties, such as please and thank you seem to becoming less and less common.Read More
I read a lot of articles and blog posts in the course of a given week. Some good, some mediocre, some not worth reading past the first few sentences, and some that show a lot of promise but need work. And every once in a while, something so outstanding that I text my publisher, "You've got to read this!"
So...how to write an article that will get noticed by editors?Read More
I've worked from home for several year now and I've learned so much--not only professionally, but about myself, setting limits, and much much more.Read More
"How do I get published?"
I'm asked that question often.Read More
So...you love writing? Is your greatest dream to be published? There IS something affirming about having someone else (besides your mom!) like your work and want to put it in print, whether online or in a traditional print publication.Read More
Super excited to have my first article for Military Spouse Magazine out! Please check it out, and "like" it if you're so inclined...the number of unique hits and likes will help determine whether I do more for them. Thank you in advance!
A Note To My Younger Self
I think you know if you're a writer.
You can't NOT write.Read More
Please pass it on to any military spouses you know! TODAY ONLY, the Kindle version of the book Fighting Fear:Winning the War at Home When Your Solider Leaves for Battle is FREE for download!
I was blessed to be a part of this project, and wrote a story that is included in this book. Check it out, and please please pass it on!
I wrote a small piece for the "Wives In Bloom" e-zine this month: Advent--A Season of Waiting. This time of year can be so difficult for those who are in transition, and for those with deployed spouses. One of our hardest Christmases was one right before Steve deployed to Iraq. It was nearly impossible to truly enjoy it, feeling the dread of him leaving, and knowing that we would be in the midst of good-byes in a matter of days.
So my heart goes out to all the waiting spouses this year. My prayers are with you!
Am so honored to be a contributor to this book!
Fighting Fear, Winning the War at Home: When Your Soldier Leaves for Battle, compiled by Edie Melson will (hopefully!) be released on Veterans Day, 11-11-11.
Look for it! More info to come!
I realized, quite by accident yesterday, that an article I wrote for Home School Enrichment magazine was picked up recently by Crosswalk.com. I'm pretty excited, since I've read that website for years. Please check it out!!The Hidden Blessings of Military Homeschooling.
Also, I wanted to give credit for my new header! My dear friend at Starry Sky Photography took a stock photo and turned it into exactly the blog header I wanted. She's amazing! Also, she's got lots of good stuff at her blog Starry Sky Ranch.