Books Read in 2019

I’ve already read nine books in 2020 (thanks to Coronavirus social distancing measures and a lot of doctor-ordered time spent soaking in the tub to recover from a couple of surgeries – but that’s another story) but before I tell you about those books...

My Essay is on Grown & Flown

I’m excited to announce that an essay I wrote in a recent writing class taught by Christi Craig was published on Grown & Flown, a website and blog for parents of teens who are preparing for college and beyond. My essay, which started with a prompt to write...

A Community Reading

I’m excited to announce that I get to read an essay written by my friend, Joy Riggs, at a Community Reading taking place in Northfield at Imminent Brewing on Friday, June 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m. Joy would normally read her own essay but will be out of town...

Good News to Share

At the end of my post in late August, I mentioned I was going to share some good news about an essay I wrote. Well, I’m sharing the news now! My essay, “Christmas Time,” is in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas book that hit...

Settling In to Write

I am settling in to write for the next few days at the wonderful Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. I’ve unpacked my computer, books, journal, and pens and have made myself a cup of tea. I am ready to write! I’m on a self-guided writing retreat with...