I love nonfiction. I love to read it, and I love to write it. But when I was a child, I mostly liked fiction: Amelia Bedelia, Nancy Drew mysteries, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and so many more. I hardly remember any nonfiction. And while I enjoyed researching topics like stars… Read more »
Making an Ordinary Outing an Adventure
It was my daughter’s idea—catching the sunrise and sunset on the summer solstice. She planned to see them with a friend, and I smiled at the idea. So, early Saturday morning, when the pink light of dawn glimmered around the edges of my bedroom curtains, I decided to copy her. “Come with me,” I whispered to… Read more »
Three Things Mentors Do Well
On my journey as a writer, I have been blessed with many mentors. I’ve noticed they do three things well: Listen Advise Encourage. Seems basic, right? But sometimes, when the world seems to be spinning out of control, I need to focus on basic things. With that in mind, I’d like to share three moments when… Read more »
Taking Time to PLAY?
Many of us have been sheltering-in-place for over 10 weeks now. During this period, have you taken time to play? Play frees our minds. When we focus on a game, we let other thoughts go. Play activates our senses. When we catch a ball outdoors, we feel its weight as it strikes our glove. We listen, watch, move…. Read more »