Video: Why I Wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

I am often asked why I wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, my novel that is both a coming-of-age story for two young women, and a probe into the minds of victims of sexual harassment and abuse. I had several goals in mind when developing and writing the story, as I explain in this 2-minute clip … Continue reading Video: Why I Wrote Horseshoes and Hand Grenades

Pick-Me-Up Video: “The Weight”

This video -- one of my favorite "pick-me-ups" -- has nothing to do with my novels except that they all have a major feel-good factor! Many of you will recognize the song, "The Weight", by The Band. In this video, Robbie Robertson is joined by Ringo Starr and other musicians from all around the globe … Continue reading Pick-Me-Up Video: “The Weight”

Fun Photo Friday: Tiny Butterfly

tiny small orange black butterfly on pink coneflower

Pretty pictures of wildlife and nature always perk me up, but they're even better when you take them yourself! So I bring you today's Fun Photo Friday post: I snapped this tiny butterfly feeding on a hot-pink coneflower in my small flower garden the other day. It looks a bit like the orange-and-black Monarch butterfly … Continue reading Fun Photo Friday: Tiny Butterfly