Breathing Over Here

Today began on the wrong foot. I did not want to get out of bed. I think stress has been getting to me. One moment I’ll be fine and the next I feel extremely overwhelmed. I was supposed to have a doctors appointment this morning but forgot what I needed for the doctors appointment and…

“Songs for Extraordinary People”

As a songwriter and lover of stories in general, I was super excited to catch the interview with Michael Hearst on a recent episode of NPR's Music Interviews. Michael wrote an album called "Songs for Extraordinary People". All the songs are about people who lived lives that make great stories. What a fun way to…

Guardian of the Herd

I was recently telling a fellow writer the plot of my first children's book. It revolves around two best friends; Westley the sheep and Dribble the donkey. She proceeded to tell me how she read an article years ago about donkeys and sheep in Texas and I should look into it. You'll never believe what…

And the Story Begins…

"The planet does not need more successful people.The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds.” – Dalai Lama Hello. My name is Nettie and I have always loved a good story. Perhaps that is why I would always ask my father for them. Of course, he is an expert storyteller…