I have heard of NaNoWriMo for years and always wanted to participate but never took the leap. In the past, I always made excuses of being too busy and maybe next year I would join in the writing challenge. However, this year was different. This became one of the busiest Novembers as of late and yet I […]



I just finished a novel, Breakout From Sugar Island, from my friend and local author, Seamus Beirne. Seamus did an excellent job bringing realism to this historical fiction narrative and enticed me to want to continue reading to see what would happen next. The characters were well thought out and I felt a connection with the protagonist, […]



Brett and I were pleased to see our first official review of Coloring Outside the Lines: Integrating Project Management and Creativity on Amazon. This collection of blogs was a  personal journey for me, so it was great to see that someone else joined us on this journey. First Review: 5.0 out of 5 starsthe creative vs organized […]



We are excited to announce the release of our latest book, Coloring Outside the Lines: Integrating Project Management and Creativity. This novelette arose out of the journey of self-discovery that I put myself on to understand the two sides of myself, both the structured and creative traits that I encompass. As questions emerged on how to incorporate […]



This post originally appeared on OCWriters.Network, a network of published and aspiring authors. I Don’t Have the Time The struggle between my daily grind and my creative self is a constant battle. I keep saying that I need to “find the time” to write, but instead of writing, I continuously procrastinate by telling myself that I need […]



It is with a heavy heart that I write about a fellow traveler and storyteller that has left us, in my mind way too early, Anthony Bourdain. Although I have not seen all his shows or read all his books, what I have been exposed to was of great quality and character. What I liked about him […]



What is it about Shakespeare that captures the imagination? That allows us to dream? Wants us to ask for more and keep on going back to the bard? I was fortunate to have gone to the Shakespeare Day at the Huntington Library and Gardens yesterday in which I was joined by both my mother and daughter. Although […]



This post originally appeared on OCWriters.Network, a network of published and aspiring authors.   In my “real job” as a project manager, I make lists, plans, and schedules of the tasks that need to be done and how to achieve them. This is contradictory to my creative nature where I write and let the words flow. But […]



As Brett and I began this writing journey, we wanted to share our success with others in the world. We have been very fortunate and supported by many people both new acquaintances and old friends. So, in this endeavor we wanted to encourage others to follow their dreams and passions, especially regarding education. We are excited to […]



Although I read quite a bit, I told myself at the onset of 2018 that I wanted to give myself a goal to read more. But then I thought about what does that really mean? I looked at and read various Reading Challenge lists for the year. All were great and had some interesting aspects to them. […]