Happy “Tell A Story” Day

Today is “tell a story” day! Now this is one I can get in to. Since I’m sitting for a while on my own for about fifteen minutes at physical therapy, let’s see if I can tell you a story using the things around me. Here we go! ... Margie couldn’t believe that bratty kid…

I Got Mail

Before Christmas last year, a lovely lady on social media asked publicly for recommendations of a children’s book to buy for her nieces. At first, I hesitated, not wanting to sound like a braggart but quickly tossed off that feeling. I should be proud! I wrote a wonderful story! So I responded, telling her of…

Book Inspired Holiday Week

The first day of November brings us our first book inspired holiday. Sunday was Author’s Day. This holiday was created with the intention to bring awareness to American authors in the early 1900s by Nellie Verne Burt McPherson. Nellie was the president of the Bement, Illinois Women’s Club, teacher, and an avid reader throughout her…

Tell a Story

The power a good story can hold over you is hypnotizing and magical. From the bards of the middle ages to grandmothers relaying folklore to their grandchildren, stories have the power to carry you away. Sometimes we need to be reminded how fun stories can be. So I invite you to adopt a tradition for…

“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…