184 Days of Motherhood

Six months ago today, my husband and I welcomed our baby boy into our lives. That day changed many things, as new babies do, but it also opened the door for much self-learning. The past 184 days have held challenge and joy, weakness and strength. Motherhood isn't for the faint of heart, but the smile … Continue reading 184 Days of Motherhood

Back to Work, a New Journey Begins

This past week, I returned to work after my maternity leave. It's a juggling act, as all moms know, but I love my job and I'm excited to be back at it. With being a working mom fresh on my plate, I thought I'd write down a few thoughts on the subject. My work schedule … Continue reading Back to Work, a New Journey Begins

A Rollercoaster Year

This past year has been one of the biggest adventures of my life. It's held ups and downs, twists and turns, good fortune and unexpected challenges. Most of all, it has all revolved around becoming a mom. We had just gotten a puppy, so when we somewhat unexpectedly discovered we had a little one on … Continue reading A Rollercoaster Year

Conversations with Wisconsin Artists Interview

Last week, I was interviewed by Rex Owens during Conversations with Wisconsin Artists on Sun Prairie's KSUN 103.5.  The hour long program airs twice a month and features people with a variety of artistic expertise. During my interview, I spoke about what inspired me to write my fist novel, The Vanishing Kidnapper, as well as my experience with Intercultural Communication. … Continue reading Conversations with Wisconsin Artists Interview

Peaks and Valleys

Rejection can be incredibly painful. In the writing world, it can sometimes be even more so. Our written words come from inside of us, the story we tell, and having it rejected or critiqued is like purposefully baring our souls to the lash. There have been many articles written on turning a rejection letter into … Continue reading Peaks and Valleys

House Renovation Update

Sometimes everything happens at once. In this case, the carefully managed chaos worked like a beautifully oiled machine. Over the course of the past few months, my husband and I have identified several larger renovation projects we wanted to conquer. First was our kitchen counter. When we moved in, it was a eye-piercing shade of … Continue reading House Renovation Update

Choices Amid the Trees: a short story

Choices. Like Ali Montgomery, I had a choice to make: do I dare step out of my comfort zone? Do I republish one of my short stories? Yes, I dared, but you'll have to read "Choices Amid the Trees" to see what choices Ali makes. Ali Montgomery is on vacation in Tennessee. She loves the … Continue reading Choices Amid the Trees: a short story

A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!

As promised, here are the finer details for the Gathering of Authors this Saturday. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. come to the Wisconsin Downtown Open House. In Plymouth, there will be a variety of events, including a gathering of several local authors who will share their books with visitors. Each author will provide a … Continue reading A Gathering of Authors this Saturday!

Book Signing during Downtown Wisconsin Open House

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 14, 2016, Book Heads Bookstore and Seranya Studios Art Boutique are co-hosting 10 local authors in a multi-author book signing happening during the Downtown Wisconsin Open House. From 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., various historic buildings in chosen towns all over Wisconsin will be open for tour. Plymouth, Wisconsin - once known as … Continue reading Book Signing during Downtown Wisconsin Open House

Little Things

Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference. In the month since we officially moved into our new home, we've begun the slow process of getting settled. Our home has a few particular quirks, like worn carpeting, dated fixtures, and old paint, but that's easily remedied. In fact, most of the previous carpeting … Continue reading Little Things