Tag Archives: writing

Calling Yourself a Writer

September 26, 2018

I took my first tentative steps on shaky legs one year ago. That’s when I quit my less-than-fulfilling full-time job (no, I did not retire) and started cobbling together part-time writing gigs. My job title on social media had to change. So, what should I call myself? Adjunct college instructor? I taught one class (my […]

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Taking the First Step

August 11, 2017

Sometimes you just have to take the first step. Even when you don’t know for sure that there will be ground under your feet. For years now, I’ve talked about quitting my job. It’s a fine job; I’ve met wonderful people and had great opportunities (especially getting my writing degree). But my life’s dream has […]

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Finding Your Voice

April 25, 2017

Everbloom launches today! Everbloom is written by women Redbuds, my writing guild. I’m humbled to be one of the authors among such a talented group, and proud to be part of something so wonderful. I couldn’t put my copy down! It contains cathartic stories of pain, loss, struggle, beauty, and redemption. From the beginning, our hope for this book […]

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New Friends Write a New Story

February 28, 2017

I’ve been home for a week now after two back-to-back weekends away. Both weekends were spent with groups of friends. Both are the kind of friendships that give back. That nourish my soul. But that’s where the similarities end. The first weekend was with new friends, while I share a significant history with the second group. (More on […]

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“I Killed Someone Tonight”

September 9, 2016

“How was your day?” my husband asked me one evening when he arrived home from prison. I won’t go into the reasons he goes to prison, but every week, he does get released. We sat on our porch with two cups of hot tea, watching fireflies light up the darkness. “Same old same old at work,” I said, taking another sip of tea. […]

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