4th of July · America · American flag art · Holiday · Inspiration · Patriotism · United States Military · Veterans · West Point

4 Reasons to Celebrate the 4th of July

Not To Rain On the Parade, But… When the final crepe paper, flag-laden bicycle rides by, parade watchers stow away folding chairs, last fireworks pop and fizzle, and I swear never to eat another hotdog (well, maybe just one at the ballgame next week), July 4th draws to a close. For a few days, the… Continue reading 4 Reasons to Celebrate the 4th of July

author talk · Historical Fiction · Historical Women · Inspiration · Kristin Hannah · warrior women · Writing

Warrior Women & Why They Matter in Story and Life

Who Are These Brave and Courageous Women? Not who you might think. I’m not talking about Wonder Woman or Jamie Sommers the Bionic Woman (okay, I just dated myself, plus we share the same name and, therefore, she was my childhood alter ego). Admittedly, I sped around my elementary school playground with superhuman agility, strength,… Continue reading Warrior Women & Why They Matter in Story and Life

Art · Award winning novel · Forgiveness · France · Historical Fiction · Inspiration

Chasing the Butterfly: One Year’s Flight

Highlights: ┬áMy Novel’s One-Year Anniversary Having a little fun with Oprah…perhaps she’ll consider it next year! This month marks the one-year anniversary of the release of my debut novel, Chasing the Butterfly, and I can solidly say, it’s been a year I don’t ever want to forget…it’s going down in this girl’s personal history book!… Continue reading Chasing the Butterfly: One Year’s Flight