For Writers

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 »

The Wisdom of One

Our high school offered a virtual open house this year. Instead of hurrying through hallways to get from biology lab to Chinese to the choir room, I sat on the sofa and watched videos posted by my daughter’s teachers. I missed meeting them in person, but the videos were a great way to put faces… 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 »