Sullivan’s Island, here I come: Tinderbox Writers Retreat 2018

Spring-2018-TINDERBOX-WRITERS-RETREAT1-1024x418I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be joining the Tinderbox Writers Workshops this Spring on beautiful Sullivan’s Island, South Carolina, as a workshop leader. Founded by Kimberly Brock, author of The River Witch and Georgia Author of the Year 2013 …

… the “retreat was created to nurture the creative spirit of women, to celebrate our stories through the written and spoken word. You’ll spend four days devoted to your writing, reading, and sharing. You’ll be challenged to explore the deeper questions about what you want to say in your writing. Begin your days with walks on the beach, nourish yourself, embrace solitude when you need a quiet moment, and form friendships that will last a lifetime. You’ll enjoy a full schedule of Tinderbox Coaching Sessions and one-on-one mentoring and be encouraged to dig deep during plenty of protected time for focused writing alongside other writers who are dreaming big, too.”

For more information on the Tinderbox Writers Retreat, other workshop leaders, how to register and more, please click here.

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New column: “Raising a sensitive child … when you’re a sensitive parent”

Parenting is not for sissies. Most especially when we see our own struggles manifest in the people we love most in the universe: our kids.

So this, parenting, life, children, sensitivity, and more, in my newspaper column this week. I hope y’all enjoy it!

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New column: “Winter is a time to dream”

snowbabyWinter is my favorite time to be a writer. As the winter landscape silvers and chills, my mind–and imagination–seem to open that much wider.

So this, and more, in my newspaper column this week.

To read, click here.

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New column: “Resolved: to recognize the reality of New Year’s resolutions”

new-years-eve-2238337_960_720For this week’s newspaper column, I give you a tongue-twister of a title. A column about New Year’s resolutions, and what they really are. Or something like that. (Please forgive me, we had a two-hour school delay today, and I’m a bit “off.”)

I hope you’ll read! To do so, click here.

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New column: “Embrace the New Year not by forgetting, but by letting go”

Happy in-between time, everyone! I hope you’ll get a chance to enjoy this new column of mine by a roaring fire, a drink of your choice in hand.

This week, I’m writing about New Year’s adages, the past, the future, and letting go.

To read, click here.

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New column: “‘Christmas time’s a comin’,” be open to revelation

From "A Christmas Carol": Mr. Fezziwig's Ball

From “A Christmas Carol”: Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball

This week in my newspaper column, I’m pondering on wonder, faith, doubt, and being open. I hope you’ll join me here.

And may your days be merry and bright! Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from my home to yours!

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New column: “‘Keep the change, ya filthy animal’”

Lately, I’ve been channeling the cranky old mobster from the film “Home Alone.” That and more in my most recent newspaper column. I sure hope y’all enjoy it!

To read, click here.

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New column: “Readying the home for Christmas”

DSC_1100How do you prepare for the holidays? Are there things you do, in a very specific way, each year? In my house, we celebrate Christmas. Our preparations are a tradition, one I’ve begun in my own home. They are an act of willful sacredness: something I cling to in tough times.

So this, and more, in my newest newspaper column. I hope y’all enjoy it.

To read, click here.

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New column: “My grown-up Christmas wish”

colonialwreathPreparations. I don’t know about y’all, but I am in the midst of them: preparing for the end of the college semester–which means grading papers and projects–and for Christmas, which involves everything you can imagine when you are a woman with two small children who go to church and school.

There are things I wish for, too, this year–not the least of which is peace. So that’s what my newspaper column is about this week. I hope y’all enjoy it, and I hope you get all you wish for this holiday season.

To read, click here.

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New column: “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful for the words of others”

http://www.dreamstime.com/royalty-free-stock-photo-thanksgiving-turkey-illustration-made-up-words-often-associated-holiday-image34042495Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Today, my column is about this wholly American day, how we celebrate, its complications and joys, and what others have had to say about it over the years. I sure hope y’all enjoy it.

As for me, I am thankful on this day and always for your readership, and for the time you take to listen to what I have to say. Blessings upon you all!

To read, click here.

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