Category Writing

First Place Award for The Alzheimer’s Spouse

Whether fiction or nonfiction, quality books require diligent research, experience, wisdom, imagination, and years, if not decades, of time. From concept through publication and on through marketing, books are the offspring of authors. We live and breathe them. Most books have a life, a period of time in which they are relevant and of interest […]

Hardships for Success

Our early struggles often feed our future successes. They can provide opportunities for personal growth and creative inspiration. Such is the way with Hans Christian Andersen. Andersen was born on April 2, 1805, into a poor family. The Andersen’s lived in a one-bedroom home in an impoverished area. They moved two years later to a […]

From Concept to Print

When asked how long it took me to write a specific book, I answer something like, “Two years and a lifetime.” The quantity of time in such a project is not measurable. So much of who I am, what I’ve learned, and my personal experiences contribute toward every work. It’s not unusual for me to contemplate a […]