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An Anniversary Excerpt

Heart Warriors was officially released on April 10th of 2012.  It was entirely a coincidence that the book actually starts on April 10 of 2006.  The beginning of the first chapter ends on April 12, 2006, seven years ago today. April 12th will never be an easy day for me.  It was the only part of the book I found impossible to write in past tense.  Those memories were ingrained in all of our hearts with scalpel and saw, sutures and suction.  Today Liam and Moira had no school. To… Read more An Anniversary Excerpt

Politicians, Doctors, and Nurses: All in the Same Day!

Politicians: I took the day off work today to attend an advocacy training at The Children’s Hospital Colorado (they are awesome)! and learned all about how congress people have to balance the party, the constituents, and the politics of decision making.  While it didn’t make me all that  sympathetic to politicians, it did make me wiser about how to communicate with them about children’s health issues.  Also, PLEASE make sure you’re registered to vote since children cannot vote for themselves! Doctors:  I heard five amazing doctors speak to a crowd… Read more Politicians, Doctors, and Nurses: All in the Same Day!

Writers To Write About: Chinua

I’m adding some new series to my blog including: Doc Talk, where I interview doctors about things of interests to special needs parents Writers to Write, Open Letters, where I will write open letters to authors I admire (living and dead) and when I can actually find a contact for the living send them said letters. Writers to Write About, this is the first of these.  When I read a really good book, be it poetry, novel, memoir or nonfiction, I will write about it and let you know.  I… Read more Writers To Write About: Chinua