Yep, I missed a day in my 31 day blog challenge. I realized after I went to bed, but as I had a 6:00 am conference call (good-morning, global village) I chose to sleep instead of getting up to write a post. I’d like to say I missed because I was doing something marvelous and … More Day 14: Oops, it’s the 15th!
Welcome to Day Two of my 31 day blog-a-thon! Last Friday I attended the 2013 Media Festival at Colorado State University. You can scroll down after you click that link and see I was also a conference panelist. During the sessions and the meals in between, I met many interesting and talented people. One thing … More Day Two: Juggling Art, Work and Play
In 2010, when I was writing Heart Warriors, I read Lucy Grealy’s book Autobiography of a Face. I read it after first reading Ann Patchett’s tragic book Truth & Beauty,written about Grealy. Honestly, the good versus mediocre memoirs I’ve read are fairly equal with a few being downright bad. These two books, however, were incredibly … More Autobiography of a Face; The Shape of My Heart
The Context of Crisis Years ago (wow I’ve been writing for a long time) I wrote this blog post that was very popular about what to say/not say do/not do when someone you love is experiencing a crisis. It is so old it has the old title of my as-of-then unpublished book, and it was … More Respect the Experts: Part Five
Lately, I’ve been feeling low. The past seven months have been a journey to heal myself, and I hit a crossroads recently where the skills I’ve learned were tested and found wanting. I’m still on a journey to heal myself. My first setback was being excluded from a book award selection process. In the scheme … More The Gifts of Perspective and Purpose
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 … More An Anniversary Excerpt
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 … More Politicians, Doctors, and Nurses: All in the Same Day!
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 … More Writers To Write About: Chinua
Tonight I read a post on Facebook by a woman who is having difficulty finding her empathy after seeing her child through heart surgery. Oh, I wrote a book about that – literally. But this is not about me, this is about my readers. I will not call you “fans” because I don’t deserve fans. … More Thank You Readers
I’m so excited to thank Ken & Jo Catoe, Janice Mount, Dottie McClurg, Jim & Jane Adams, and Bill & Karen Adams for their support of the audio book! I also have to thank Desiree for the amazing photograph of Liam. I recorded the book myself at Studio Time in Fort Collins and spent many, … More Heart Warriors, The Audio Book is Available