Encouragement, Faith, Inspiration, life lessons

How To Live Before You Die

  The last week was a blur. I attended the Association of Writing Professionals (AWP) 43rd conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center with three of my writing group sisters. The week of 'conferencing' was a good one, inspiring and fun, but when I say conference I mean a 12,000 peopled flow of writers, editors,… Continue reading How To Live Before You Die

Books, Inspiration, life lessons, Strong Women, Wisdom

8 Life Lessons from Women Writers

  Joan Didion looks way cool in that Corvette. Reminds me of me, back in the late 70's, in my blue metal flaked Chevy Malibu. But back to the life lessons. In my section of the Southern California coast the marine mist appears in the early evening and grays over the landscape. This becomes a perfect… Continue reading 8 Life Lessons from Women Writers

Amazon Kindle, Books, Family, Inspiration, life lessons, Strong Women, Writing

Strong Women Grow Here-Free Excerpt

  Have you ever felt like you've been down for so long it's hard to take that next step. I know most of us have had those times. So it's the little things that keep a smile on the face, and the eyes looking forward. And sometimes, just sometimes, something comes along that puts the… Continue reading Strong Women Grow Here-Free Excerpt

Author Sonia Sotomayor, Book Review, Books, first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Latino culture, life lessons, Memoir, My Beloved World, Strength, Strong Women, Wisdom

Lessons from Sonia Sotomayor: My Beloved World

The Honorable Chief Justice Sonia Sotomayor has been on several television programs this last month and it's not for any Supreme Court hearing. It's because of her memoir, "My Beloved World," which has garnered much praise and is the Amazon Book of the Month for January 2013. Much of the attention to the book may be because… Continue reading Lessons from Sonia Sotomayor: My Beloved World