Book Review, Books, Water sustainability

Author Interview: Florencia Ramirez, How to “Eat Less Water” at the Kitchen Table

    I'm a reader of all genres of books and post reviews at Goodreads.com, however, I wanted to try an author interview for a book I recently read. (Something new for the new year). As a long time reader of the blog Eat Less Water and a believer in water scarcity and our impact on… Continue reading Author Interview: Florencia Ramirez, How to “Eat Less Water” at the Kitchen Table

Inspiration, Travel, Writing

Six Bits of Wisdom on Writing Conferences

Hello, everyone. I'm back from the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrator's (SCWBI) Conference in L.A and A Room of Her Own (AROHO) writing retreat at Ghost Ranch, Abiquiú, New Mexico. Both conferences were packed with information. I loved my time in Abiqui, New Mexico, it's a gorgeous place for writer workshops. SCBWI had… Continue reading Six Bits of Wisdom on Writing Conferences

Encouragement, writer routines, Writer's Digest, Writing, writing conferences, Writing groups

Writing Communities

  Hemingway's quote settles the debate over whether people are born writers or if writing can be taught. Whether you're a natural at writing or not, everyone has to work to improve their ability. Three years ago, I participated in the Platform Challenge, given by Robert Lee Brewer, from Writer's Digest who described himself as a poet,… Continue reading Writing Communities

poetry, poets, Strong Women

When Lemons Make Poetry

This morning I have bunches of pale yellow roses that are the last of the season from a bush I just pruned-a month late. My rosebush was transplanted, to my backyard fifteen years ago, from someone who tore up their garden to put in kid friendly landscaping. I also have a dwarf lemon tree. Which… Continue reading When Lemons Make Poetry