The Writing Life

An In-Person Event on Saturday, August 20- Join us?

From the very beginning of my “author” journey, the SONS OF NORWAY members around Wisconsin and beyond have been welcoming, encouraging, and supportive of my work. I am deeply grateful for their invitations, and always enjoy the company of their members. Now, as IN-PERSON events are again possible, I will be joining the ‘Norsemen of… Read more »

News from GLORIOUS LAKE GENEVA, Wisconsin

This is not how I’ve used my posts here, in the past. But the past is past and I’m really focusing on staying in the moment and celebrating life, which is what yesterday felt like, all day. Lake Geneva, WI, Public Library hosted a Beachwalk Authorfest on July 9, their 8th annual, and my first… Read more »

Guess what… I’m Still Here!

I thought long and hard about this post title, since it humbles me to admit how absent I have been from my public-facing writing life. (Hint, it was NOT about COVID.) There are good reasons for my radio-silence (as old-timers say).  I issued this new- newsletter post to summarize what’s been going on in my… Read more »

Counting Down the Days! Is It Over?

  Here’s a quick update on the release of my first picture book, officially releasing on June 6, 2021.     It is now listed at retailers, so you can click to find it where you prefer to shop: Amazon: Barnes Noble: Target: Support independent booksellers via Indiebound: and, of course, PenIt! Publications, where you… Read more »

Cover Reveal for IS IT OVER?

When you choose a picture book and steps up to a counter, or click on a web page shopping cart, the last thing on your mind is the complex journey that brought that particular book to your hands  You  may select a picture book based on cover appeal, a catchy title, the back blurb, the… Read more »