What a great quote! Yes I like quotes – they are great inspirational writing starter topics – perfect for blogs – but this one is truly amazing… Saint Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and environment had these words to encourage your efforts; “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and […]
When the world pushes you to your knees;...
I haven’t been in this position in a long time… that being said, now that I have just jinxed it – we’ll see what comes of it. But it’s an interesting quote don’t you think? Life is hard! Things can come at you fast and leave you spiraling at a loss. Someone close could pass […]
There are ideas inside you waiting to be...
There are ideas inside you waiting to be released. You can’t teach yourself to be creative, but you can learn to get out of your own way and let your natural creativity flow. This was a horoscope of mine a while back. I must say, I liked it! But the same can be said about […]
Experience life through a writers eyes!
You see things and say “Why?”; but I dream things that never were and I say “Why not?” – George Bernard Shaw* That is how I write. Or at least how I used to write. So many of my stories came from dreams (stories that I haven’t published yet) and a few that I have. […]
When one door closes another one opens.
When one door closes another one opens. – Alexander Graham Bell Easy to say, hard to see. How many people can see the open door next to the closed door? The door that was open moments ago, the one that we were heading towards, had the goal of walking through, had been anticipating the idea […]
Give credit where credit is due
Great discoveries and improvements invariable involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself. – Alexander Graham Bell AMEN! I feel the same way! I work very hard […]
The creation of a thousand forests is in...
The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Think about that. Really think about how deep that is… and then let’s talk about time travel! Didn’t think I would go there did you? Well, why not? There’s that question again. If we traveled back in time to the day […]
Left Brain or Right Brain – Which One Ar
Left Brain: Decisive Logical Accurate Analytical Reason Practical Strategic Control Scientific Realistic Right Brain: Intuition Love Poetry Freedom Passionate Vivid Creative Yearning Peace Artistic Cute picture right? Funny. Eye Opening. I definitely think they left out quite a few words for either side but they couldn’t list them all – it would be too busy […]
Enthusiasm – No fears here!
No person who is enthusiastic about his work has anything to fear from life. – Samuel Goldwyn What a great and TRUE message! I have so much enthusiasm towards everything I do; from website design and graphics, to video creation and writing – even marketing I am enthusiastic about because I know that the […]
I am not afraid to fail. Mainly because ...
To fail, in this industry, is to give up and that is something I will not do! I do it myself because I am who is depending upon this to succeed. My life is not measured by monetary success but by happiness; so each time I publish a book I am happy. Each time I […]
I can’t afford to follow my dreams the b
Have you ever said this? I know I have, on many, many occasions. When my husband was first trying to get me to start my own website business I couldn’t fathom working for myself. Waiting for someone to just happen by and give me money to create something for them. I grew up KNOWING that […]
Kindness of the heart is very rare…
Kindness is something the blind can see and the deaf can hear. – Mark Twain What a great message. To me, kindness is everything. If you are not kind, what are you? Difficult to be around. I want people to be comfortable around me, actually want to associate with me. I try to be […]
Count Your Blessings
When upon life’s billows you are tempest tossed, When you are discouraged, thinking all is lost, Count your many blessings, name them one by one, And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. – Someone said “I count my blessings everyday” in a conversation the other day and it got me thinking. […]
EmPower Children and Watch them Shine
The other day I came across an 80’s cartoon on Netflix that I used to watch as a child. She-Ra She-Ra – Princess of Power was the twin sister of He-Man – Master of the Universe and not only was she beautiful but she was strong and smart as well. This was important to me […]
Unicorns – do they exist or have they ev
So, I just recently found out that unicorns were mentioned in the bible… King James Version – there was the strength of the unicorn, the horn of a unicorn, skip… like a young unicorn… did they once exist? The dinosaurs once existed, but don’t anymore. The Dodo bird once existed… did they get hunted or […]
Scorpions in the Bed and Pink Dolphins –
First let me apologize for not writing something sooner – I have been so busy! Between back to back school readings and library visits, to sales for Dandy Lion and then that pesky running my own website and graphic design business as well as getting the latest Hamilton Troll book featuring Elwood Woodpecker published and […]
Nomination: Very Inspiring Blog Award
What a wonderful surprise! Apparently my Mothers Day blog was nominated for the “Very Inspiring Blog Award”. This is a wonderful treat as I had no idea blogging could be so rewarding. I have always intended this blog be inspirational and educational, and am thrilled to know that my heartfelt post about my late mother […]
Honoring Mom on Mother’s Day
What do you get mom on such an important day? A card? Flowers? Candy? How about a book written by you, illustrated with love and given with the smile only pride could bring out. That is exactly what I did to honor my mother, even though my mom is no longer with me… Thinking back […]
Where do you get the ideas for your stor...
Where did you get the idea for the Hamilton Troll stories? While at tradeshows, book signings and reading; I often get asked the above question. How did I come up with the name Hamilton? Where did the story idea come from? How do you come up with more stories of the series? Let me address […]
Read. Get Smart. Make Good Choices. Beco...
– The more you read, The more you know. The more you know, The smarter you grow. The smarter you grow, The stronger your voice When speaking your mind Or making a choice. – I saw this poster in an elementary school library and I LOVED IT! What a great message! Read – Get Smart […]
Do the Right Thing – Do it All the Time
The other day, driving down my street, I stopped at the stop sign and caught sight of a black bag sitting on the corner. I knew that the school bus picked up there so I figured it was a lunch kit. I went to investigate, and found it was a $1000+ Nikon camera. I knew […]