Category: books

What intrigues you?

What intrigues you?
I have been studying the process of memory storage and retrieval in a class that I am taking and have been enthralled. Then I watched the movie Bliss that led me to again watch the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Both of these are deeper than just memory, but I could see the impact of having, losing,... Read more »

Do you follow your intuition or are you Living Red?

Do you follow your intuition or are you Living Red?
I wrote this book over the last few years, and published it in November 2020. There are so many thoughts and feelings in it that resonate with the world I am living in today with the impact of the pandemic and the systemic racism. I am including the description and a short excerpt. It is... Read more »

Is binge-watching bad?

Is binge-watching bad?
Although I had so many things that I needed to accomplish this weekend, I spent it watching Netflix, mostly binge-watching season one of Ginny and Georgia. Although no one seems to call it binge-reading, I do this with books also. Other than the obvious reason to be entertained by a good story, why else do I... Read more »
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Did you jump or tiptoe into 2021?

Did you jump or tiptoe into 2021?
January is always a time for reflection and goal setting for me, and many others, but this year more than ever before seems to be challenging. I can speculate, but no one really knows what this year has in store for each of us. We never really do, although, other years made it easier to... Read more »

“What is my purpose for writing books?”

“What is my purpose for writing books?”
My new book called Living Red is out! The journey has been challenging; however, my third book was published this month. When I self-published the non-fiction book, Fun4Babies, in 2013, I worked with infants and in the Early Childhood Education field so the process of promoting and selling it was a wonderful experience. Right after... Read more »

What do you do for inspiration?

What do you do for inspiration?
I love writing. I could lose a whole day absorbed in the imaginary world creating and writing. I have written four and a half books so far. Only two are published as of today; however, that will change soon with the publication of my third book called Living Red. It is a young-adult fiction about... Read more »
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What are you doing for fun?

What are you doing for fun?
A hobby is defined as an activity done regularly in one’s leisure time for pleasure, so what are you doing during this social isolation for fun? I have off work until Tuesday, so I know I will spend time on social media, reading, and watching TV, but I also want to feel good, have fun... Read more »

Let's Talk About Words Group

Let's Talk About Words Group
I started a group on Facebook today about words. If you enjoy books, music, movies, TV, podcasts and more, please join this group and let’s talk about it.  Let’s Talk About Words Group. As I say in the description for this group, I love words. I am touched by any that tell a story or... Read more »

250 posts of connection

250 posts of connection
I have written 250 posts for ChicagoNow since I started in September of 2016. Although there have been changes with this platform, I am grateful for the outreach to share my voice and thoughts. There have been months that I wrote a couple of articles a week, and other times when I barely wrote two.... Read more »
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Are you Living Red?

The following is a short excerpt from my book Living Red, a young adult fiction about the importance of trusting your intuition. Peyton is an inquisitive young woman searching for truth in a world far in the future. While struggling with the secrets her grandmother is sharing with her about life before and after the war, she... Read more »