Nature Connections

Recently, I read How To Raise a Wild Child (Scott Sampson, 2016) by Dr. Scott the Paleontologist. (Awesome book! Highly recommend!) In it, he stresses the importance of telling kids our own stories about growing up in nature. By talking about and sharing our experiences in nature, it expands a child’s appreciation of nature. People Read More

Peeking in the Window – A Character’s Point of View

In Chapter 6 of Summer of Firefly Memories, (SPOILER ALERT) we get a really fun insight into Jake’s point of view (POV). We also get a small glimpse into Dana and George’s life as a couple. Some readers don’t appreciate this shift in POV. “It’s not typical.” “It’s distracting.” “If Sammy doesn’t know it, neither Read More

The Loon Lake Series – A Series is Born…

Summer of Firefly Memories was never written as the start of a series. It was a stand-alone story about four sisters reuniting after years of confusion and hurt feelings—something many relationships experience. Yes, the ending wasn’t the typical happily-ever-after. It was realistic for a story that took place over a few short months. There was Read More

Why do I write?

I love to make people laugh. I previously wrote about the joy I received from making a lecture hall erupt with laughter (intentionally). It was the same joy I felt when I, as a teen, made my mom laugh herself to tears by a silly skit/dance number I did for her with panty hose around Read More