Apple Blossoms, MTV Awards, and Finding Awe Outdoors

Nature instills wonder. We just have to notice. I recently read a Writer’s Digest article on how authors should gauge their success. It said, “Start by asking yourself: Why did I write this book?” I wrote Night Becomes Day: Changes in Nature because transformations fascinate me. Each summer, I watch flowers turn into fruit in… Read more »

I’m Back! (with Book News!)

Last December, a family member had a health crisis. For the next several months, I wasn’t able to keep up my correspondence with readers. Thankfully, my family member is much better now. 🙂  And I have NEWS to share! My next book—NIGHT BECOMES DAY: CHANGES IN NATURE—will enter the world October 5. That may seem… Read more »

Comfort Food for the Soul

Come January, do you find you want to reread favorite books, re-watch favorite movies, or listen to favorite pieces of music? I do. Other times of the year, I prefer discovering something new. But in January, even as we begin a new year, I find myself recalling things from the past that I want to… Read more »

A Thanksgiving Wish

Gratitude, rest, and an old camp song… That is what I’m thinking about this morning. I am grateful for so many specific things–and having you as a reader is one of them. Whether I’ve known you for years or have yet to meet you, I appreciate that you’ve become part of my community. Thanksgiving has always been one… Read more »