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As I wrote the final chapter in Book 20 last night (yeah – I thought I’d just lead with that – voila! I’m right on target), I flashed back to November, 2012. I was eight months from finishing my Master’s Degree and had spent the previous four months trying to figure out what was. I […]
Being posted on social media right now Me too. .……… If all the women who have been sexually harassed or assaulted wrote “Me too” as a status, we might give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem. Copy/paste. I’ve been uncomfortable since I posted “Me Too” on my Facebook page. Really uncomfortable. There […]
This has been a terrific week. Now, to be honest, most weeks are pretty awesome, but the week after I publish a new book is filled with generous words from you and it fills my heart. One difficult thing for me, though, is responding in kind to your outpouring of love. ‘Thank you’ never seems […]
For the last two days, you all have been commenting with stories of teachers who made an impact on your lives. (Facebook post on the Bellingwood page found here). What an extraordinary thing it has been to read through those stories. I found myself with tears in my eyes as I read stories of kindness, […]
There are only a few more days until Book 19 – Boundless Dreams is released. I’m excited to have this one out and the find my way back to Bellingwood for Book 20. My publication dates are always the 25th of March, June, September, and December. To ensure you never miss any exciting news from […]
Here we are … two and a half weeks out from the release of Book 19 – Boundless Dreams. Sometimes It seems like that date is far, far away, and yet, it also feels like time is rushing forward so fast I can hardly catch my breath. A few things will happen between now and […]
I’m in the middle of the first week of re-writes, proofreading, editing, etc. This is great fun for me. As much as I love writing, I love going through the book over and over – hashing out problems I created for myself, remembering things I wrote two months ago and being thrilled that I actually […]
A large percentage of you (us … whoever) own Kindles of one sort or another. Over the years, I’ve helped readers with some technical issues as they’ve come up, and it hit me today that you might not be making use of the powerful database that is your personal Kindle library. Every Kindle book you’ve […]
It’s that time again. I’m two weeks out from the next newsletter. When that hit me today, I’m pretty sure all of the air inside me left in one fell swoop. Whoosh. Over these next two weeks, I will finish Book 19 and get through the first round of re-writes and edits. I will come […]
My sister, Carol, teaches fifth grade. Her kids are never easy – a mix of cultures, education levels, a range of disabilities and behavioral issues, few parents are involved – education these days is a mess. We hear it all the time, but I don’t know that any of us can fully understand what we […]
Capture Your Memories: A Journal
Capture Your Memories in this little journal. It offers a great deal of flexibility, as you can write when you wish and simply date the entry. Prompts to encourage your memory are scattered throughout the journal along with pages for you to be creative, whether you draw, doodle, write or use them to paste in memories or photographs.
Books are Life: A Reading Journal
Books are Life! Those of us who consume them find that reading is nearly as important as breathing. In this journal you will find room to record your favorite authors, series and even quotes from your favorite books. Pages to record important information about the books you read also offer prompts that will encourage you to dig in and think.
I come from a family of story tellers. As long as I can remember, we’ve been laughing and crying at stories that we tell each other. These have been the way that we remember our history and the way we deal with our present. The future? It’s simply a story waiting to happen.
My father was a pastor and his sermons were filled with illustrations and stories. My grandparents and my parents were always using tales of their lives to keep others entertained and my siblings and I continue to do the same thing.
Max Muir Photography
The cover images for the Bellingwood series have all been shot by my husband, Maxim M. Muir. I am very fortunate to be able to have exquisite photography available to me. I get the best photographs any person could ask for.