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Your Achievement Will Wait for You

Last month I watched the fascinating documentary, “The Mountains will Wait for You.” It’s the story of Grace Hudowalski, the matriarch of the “Adirondack 46ers,” a select group of individuals who have successfully summited all 46 high (over 4,000 ft.) peaks of the Adirondack mountains . A lifelong mountain climber (before it was cool!), […]

Advice from a Pro: Get Real! (even if you made it up)

One of the presenters at this year’s Idaho Writer’s Rendezvous was the novelist Ciji Ware. ( She’s known for sink-your-teeth-into sagas that explore little known, but fascinating female historical figures, like the fourth Duchess of Gordon (Island of the Swans) and the many English women playwrights who flourished in the 18th century (Wicked Company). Ms. […]

Leaving The Waiting Place

  Fans of Dr. Seuss know very well the infamous Waiting Place described in his classic children’s book, Oh, the Places You’ll Go. It’s the state of mind we all get stuck in at some point in our lives—a time of  “in between,” where we think we want to move in one direction, but we’re […]

The Biggest Pajama Party Ever

  I’m a newbie blogger—both as reader and writer. I’ve resisted until now because I’m afraid I might get hooked and start neglecting all the other stuff I have to do.  I’m bad enough with just emails! But as a soon-to-be-published author, I know it’s important to let your readers know you’re out there.  Yes, […]