Hateful Poem

  I believe that writing is a gift. Writing is a mode of communication that blesses both the writer and the reader, that connects two brains and two souls in a way that transcends the physical limitations of speech, touch, and body language. The exchange between writer and reader occurs over a safe distance yet…

Is There a Map for Raising Kids?

My ten-year-old son plays the Dear Evan Hansen soundtrack every single morning on our way to school. If you aren’t a Broadway fan and don’t know the story, it is a story of finding hope in the wake of teenage suicide, and the songs are funny, and sad, and real.  The first time I heard…

The Unexpected Daughter is Complete!

Summer is here and my family and I have breathed a collective sigh of relief.  The sun is shining, school’s out, the pool calls our name every day.  But, want to know what the best part of it all is? I finished the final revision of The Unexpected Daughter! Whoo hooo!   Not only am…