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Announcing the New Book Trailer for “Loreena’s Gift”

Filed in News by on June 27, 2016 4 Comments • views: 337
Announcing the New Book Trailer for “Loreena’s Gift”

I’m so excited! I’ve never done a book trailer before, so this was a fun experience. I’ll be posting about it over at Writing and Wellness within the next couple weeks, in case you’re looking for more details on what it was like. My main reason for doing the trailer was to (hopefully) increase awareness […]

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Please Tech Gods, Don’t Give Us Self-Driving Cars

Filed in Everyday Life by on June 26, 2016 3 Comments • views: 497
Please Tech Gods, Don’t Give Us Self-Driving Cars

Everyone’s talking about them. The automakers are scrambling trying to win the market. “Autonomous” cars, they’re called. The ones that can drive themselves. All we’ll have to do is just sit back and relax. Imagine the possibilities! No more wasted time on the commute. No more distracted driving. Far fewer accidents on the road. “We […]

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Animals Teach Us How to Age

Filed in The Writing Life by on May 22, 2016 6 Comments • views: 802
Animals Teach Us How to Age

My black German Shepherd will be thirteen years old in July. The AKC says the average lifespan for this breed is 10–12 years. So I feel like I’m on borrowed time. Her name is Morrigan, and I’ve had her since she was a puppy. I got her from a breeder in Texas, and I’ll never […]

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Could It Be that Having One Purpose Isn’t Enough?

Filed in Everyday Life, The Writing Life by on May 16, 2016 0 Comments • views: 671
Could It Be that Having One Purpose Isn’t Enough?

We’ve all heard the talk about purpose. Once you find your purpose, the world opens up for you. Or so it seems, when you read the material promoting “purpose-finding.” I’ve enjoyed a number of articles, books, and quizzes on purpose. I found them fun to read and think about, and some of them were helpful […]

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How to Feel Like You’re 16 Again

Filed in Everyday Life by on May 7, 2016 0 Comments • views: 678
How to Feel Like You’re 16 Again

I read the other day that a growing body of research shows that people who feel younger than their age actually tend to live longer. One British study of about 6,500 people, for example, reported that those who felt older than their age had a 41 percent greater risk of dying in the next eight […]

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Loreena’s Gift Hits #1 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”

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Loreena’s Gift Hits #1 on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases”

I was excited to find today that Loreena’s Gift had hit #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases List. Thank you to all the readers out there who have given the book a try. I appreciate it! To read more about the book, you can check out the Amazon page, or my book page here on […]

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KREX News Interview on “Loreena’s Gift”

Filed in News by on May 4, 2016 0 Comments • views: 814
KREX News Interview on “Loreena’s Gift”

I was honored to discuss Loreena’s Gift in this news interview with the lovely Lauren Klenda of “KREX News.” Lauren asked me to talk about the book, what happens in it, and the inspiration behind it. It was only a short three minutes, but it was fun! Find the total interview on the KREX link […]

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Thank You Grand Junction Readers—Sell Out Signing at Barnes & Noble

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Thank You Grand Junction Readers—Sell Out Signing at Barnes & Noble

I want to send out a special “thank you” to readers in the Grand Junction, Colorado area. I had a book signing for Loreena’s Gift (Dzanc Books) there on Saturday, April 30th, from 2-4 p.m. The readers in Grand Junction made it a sell-out! Laura Mettauer, the community relations manager at this location, was so […]

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing for “Loreena’s Gift”

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing for “Loreena’s Gift”

I’m excited to have the chance to meet readers at the Grand Junction, Colorado! I’m doing a book signing at Barnes & Noble on April 30th, from 2-4 p.m. This store has been super to work with—very easy, and very organized. I can’t wait to meet some of the great people involved. If you happen […]

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Why NCW is the “Goldilocks” of Writers’ Conferences

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Why NCW is the “Goldilocks” of Writers’ Conferences

Have you ever attended an event that you would describe as “just right?” I had the privilege of doing just that last weekend. It was the Northern Colorado Writer’s Conference in Fort Collins, Colorado. I attended this same conference two years ago and had a great time. It Started in 2014 I’ve gone to a […]

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