“How can I help?”

I have had a shocking number of people ask me, “How can I help promote your book, The Kindness Machine?” First of all, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Below are a few easy steps that would really make a difference. My goal is that this book provides a continuous kindness ripple throughout homes and classrooms aroundContinue reading ““How can I help?””

Meet the teacher, Mr. Wilson

I have been excited to write this blog post for about two months! I’d like to introduce you to Mr. Wilson, the teacher in my book, The Kindness Machine. I’ll be honest, creating the students in the book came easy, but I struggled to come up with a meaningful teacher. I knew I wanted theContinue reading “Meet the teacher, Mr. Wilson”

Acceptance Email

At this point in the journey, the children’s story is written, beta readers have helped critique it, it’s been professionally edited, and sent off into the world just waiting for someone to tell me something. As I mentioned last week, the waiting game is a true test of patience. I consider myself a pretty patientContinue reading “Acceptance Email”

Women In Publishing Summit

In last week’s post I mentioned attending the Women in Publishing Summit. This was a virtual conference held March 2-6, 2021 with a culminating finale on March 8 which was International Women’s Day! The conference had a combination of live sessions and prerecorded trainings. The summit was broken into fiction, nonfiction, children’s and general informationContinue reading “Women In Publishing Summit”

Tough Skin and Waiting Game

Take a moment to think about your favorite books. Whether they are fiction, nonfiction or children’s books, you are probably able to immediately think of at least one of your favorites. Unfortunately, you are probably just as easily able to think of some of your least favorite books. In this world of writing, it isContinue reading “Tough Skin and Waiting Game”

Beta Readers Part 2

As I mentioned yesterday, thank you to all of my beta readers: Pam, Ashley, Dana, Beth, Max, Brooke P, Sarah, Nicole and Marty. I will forever be grateful for your honest feedback and unwavering support.  Other friends that deserve a shoutout from the top of the highest mountain for their continued support and willingness toContinue reading “Beta Readers Part 2”