For the very first time I am participating in the MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series! The multicultural location I have chosen to visit is Rome and the book I am reviewing is an awesome middle-reader book called Moving Target by Christina Diaz Gonzalez (Scholastic Press). Read around the world this summer with great books recommended by the… Read More MKB Read Around the World Summer Reading Series review of Moving Target
You need to find your purpose, they say… You need to follow your passion, they say… You need to determine your “why”, they say … But sometimes it isn’t all that easy. It’s not easy to figure out exactly what your “why” is. Sometimes we feel stuck and we’re not even sure what our purpose… Read More Following Your Purpose Isn’t Always Easy – But It Is Darn Well Worth It
There’s a quote that’s worth pondering: “The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. “ Think about this for a minute. Finding your purpose becomes a lot easier when you think about it in these terms. What skills and traits do you have that could help… Read More Find Your Purpose and Get Happy (er)
When you get up in the morning you have a choice. You can look forward to the day ahead, or you can dread it. And much of that choice depends on how much you like what you’re getting ready to do for the next 16 hours before it’s time to hit the hay again. I… Read More Do What You Love – Love What You Do
I can’t believe I am about to flip my calendar to the 6th month of 2017. SIXTH! The year is half over…how did that happen? So at this point my January “how-am-I-going-to-master-this-plan” need to be more of a “am I still on track? And, if not, how can I get back there?” plan. We all… Read More Solopreneurs-have you lost sight of your “Why?”
Today is the last day of school for both of my Middle-Schoolers. In my mind, this milestone is a both a welcomed break, and an “oh crap” moment now that summer vacation is HERE. The First School-less Week will be an exuberant. We will laugh, do crafts, work on our No Bummer Summer list, dance and… Read More Parenthood Lament-The School Year is Almost Over. I am Happy. I am Sad.
I know I am not alone when I say sometimes spending hours hunting down links and share-ables for social media makes me want to snatch myself BALD. If you are like me, you are probably constantly trying to keep up with social media, and figuring out what to say on Facebook, Twitter, etc, and running… Read More 600 Premade Social Media Updates=Massive Time Saver!
How to market books, build a platform and get our work in front of potential buyers is always an ongoing….journey for any author. The list of marketing ideas that can lead to book sales is a long one, but leveraging social media is still somewhere towards the TOP of the list. Some channels are more… Read More Instagram 101 for Children’s Book Authors
**some of these links are affiliate links So you just bought a domain name from BlueHost (or any of the other domain places). Congrats! You just took the first, and very important, step in getting your “homebase” set up for your business. But now you might be starting at your computer thinking, “What the heck… Read More Today is the Day you will Start your Blog- A WordPress Blog Setup Tutorial
I’ve been spending a lot of time fussing lately. Fussing about one particular client that is starting to wear thin on me. The client AND the work are starting to wear thin on me. But here’s the rub, this client (as prickly as they may be) is also consistent, fast paying (the pay is OK..not… Read More The Good, The Boring and The Profitable-Cultivating Clients that don’t Suck your Soul
I have this friend. She’s amazing and talented…but the only one who doesn’t see that is her. But she will find her way back because I will remind her often how great she is. I have soooo been there before. Not that I think I am “all that” now…but I do have hope and… Read More Anxiety Sucks-So Don’t Let it Win (a moderately woo-woo post)
There are many things on my ever-growing To Do List that I hope to chisel away at today, including month-end bookkeeping (yuck) and working my business plan 2017 (yay!). There are so many things that I have had lightbulb moments on in the last 4+ months when it comes to my writing, my path and… Read More Sometimes You Need to be a Hedgehog-The Hedgehog Concept