Friend Friday

January 27th, 2017|gratitude, inspiration, Uncategorized|

Nanci Turner Steveson is a repeat Friend Friday essayist. Her new book, Georgia Rules (Harper Collins) is not out for a few more months (don't worry; I'll remind you closer [...]

Friend Friday

December 16th, 2016|inspiration, Uncategorized, writing|

If you follow Friend Friday, you know I usually use this feature to celebrate writers; for most of this month, however, I am celebrating readers. And 2016 will end with [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage. Anais Nin

Wednesday Wisdom

September 21st, 2016|Uncategorized|

Believe there is a great power silently working for all things good, behave yourself and never mind the rest. Beatrix Potter

Wednesday Wisdom

September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Hard times always lead to something great. Betsey Johnson

Wednesday Wisdom

September 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

One of the oldest and most generous tricks that the universe plays on human beings is to bury strange jewels within us all, and then stand back to see if [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|

The sooner you learn that it's on you to make life interesting, the better off you'll be. Maria Semple

Book Birthdays and Giveaways, Oh My!

August 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Two special Butterfly Sister book birthdays today: Barbara O'Connor's WISH and Augusta Scattergood's MAKING FRIENDS WITH BILLY WONG. My third Butterfly Sister, Susan Hill Long, launched her book in May (THE MAGIC MIRROR); my [...]

Monday Musings

August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

I've been out of touch for a very good reason: Ryan Evelyn Larson was born (a smidge early) on August 25 and we are in CA helping out the new [...]

Wednesday Wisdom

August 24th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Chance is the first step you take. Luck is what comes afterward. Amy Tan