Hope and Violence in Children’s Literature

  As the release date for Pieces of Why approaches, I’m often asked about the inspiration for this book. I’ll be honest, there’s never just one source of inspiration for a novel. The creative process is always an amalgamation. A … Continue reading

A Great Moment in Children’s Literature

A recent Scholastic survey of kids and families’ reading behaviors shows that only 39 percent of children ages nine to 11 read for fun most days of the week. This drops further to 27 percent of children ages 12 to 14. Reading … Continue reading

Unhooking from Praise and Criticism

Recently, a friend of mine shared a link that truly resonated, and in light of my previous blog about being gentler and more generous with ourselves in 2015, I thought I’d share it with you. Although the presenter, Tara Mohr, … Continue reading

Don’t Let Your Home’s Armor Rust: Why Siding Matters in Home Improvement

Our homes are more than just bricks and mortar; they’re sanctuaries, reflections of our personalities, and significant investments. Just like any valuable possession, they require regular care and maintenance. Home improvement projects aren’t just about flashy remodels; they’re about keeping … Continue reading