• Guest Post,  Memoir

    Guest Post: The Choice of Invisibility by Destiny Allison, Author of the Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage on Ourselves

    It is my pleasure to take part in Destiny Allison’s WOW! Blog Tour for her new memoir, Romance Diet: Body Image and the Wars We Wage On Ourselves. Destiny writes a bold yet honest memoir about making life changes in the midst of the cultural battles we wage on ourselves and with our culture. Today Destiny looks at “The Choice of Invisibility.” On Friday, January 29th, at Puddletown Reviews, I will share my review of Destiny’s new memoir. I hope  you will join me for a look at her book in more detail. Now join me in welcoming Destiny! THE CHOICE OF INVISIBILITY Healing, like writing, is a slow and difficult process. One…

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    Book Review,  Memoir

    5 Memoirs Added to Book Reviews

    Today I am adding five more memoirs to my list of reviews. I will give a thumbnail description of the memoir here with a link to my book review blog at the list of reviews mentioned here. These memoirs were incredible reads, and I hope, if you read them, you find them as enjoyable and helpful as I did. THE SACRED DISEASE: MY LIFE WITH EPILEPSY BY KRISTIN SEABORG, MD As I read Kristin Seaborg’s memoir, The Sacred Disease: My Life with Epilepsy, my emotions ran the gamut from fear to frustration to happiness as Kristin lived with this determined disease. Her story rings with the same range of emotions, and yet…

  • Contests,  Publications,  Writing,  Writing Life,  Writing Successes

    Exciting News to Share!

    CONTESTS AND WAITING Before I share my exciting news, a little background. Like all writers, we write our stories and send them off. Often we hear from someone right away; sometimes not. We tuck our story in a dusty filing cabinet of the mind and wait. One day months and months later, an email arrives…your story is accepted! And so it went for me. In Spring 2014, I entered a writing contest sponsored by Women’s Memoirs. The story I chose to write didn’t fit into any of the contest categories, so I submitted under a “wild card” category. My submission told the story of how my parents met, a favorite of…

  • writing resources,  Writing Tools

    Check Out New Year’s Deals for Writers and Bloggers

    Who doesn’t love a deal, especially a New Year’s deal? Everybody loves deals. Just offer something at a good price and see how fast people come calling. This week I’ve heard about some great deals for writers and bloggers. In honor of the support and encouragement my followers have given me in 2015, I’m sharing these New Year’s deals with you. 1. FIRST UP IS A GOOD DEAL FROM WEB HOST, BLUEHOST. I’ve been working with BlueHost going on almost four years. They host this site plus two small business sites my husband and I run. When it comes to support, they are fantastic! When it comes to a great deal…