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. […]

Sitting here in my backyard, staring into the distance in a zoned-out state, thinking of the past year gone by and thinking of this new year to come. What will it bring? What do I want it to bring? Answers that I seemingly don’t have. I desperately want those answers, so I feel like I am moving […]

During this time of thankfulness, I have been thinking about what I am most thankful for. Immediately, I think of my family and how precious each of them are to me. But I also have been thinking about my newfound family, the local writing community. Brett and I have been extremely fortunate to have met so many […]

Brett and I were thrilled to see our first official review of Skipping Stones on Amazon.  It means so much to us that we can bring enjoyment to readers with our story, which is our main goal and intent. This adventure continues to amaze us as we follow our hearts wherever they may take us.  Hopefully, some readers will […]

It has been a month since the release of our novel Skipping Stones. Brett and I have both enjoyed the support from family and friends with their thoughts and reviews of the book. The range of feedback has been great, from “it’s like a candy bar, so sweet and delicious” to “I didn’t know you could write […]