The Art of Living

Another Book!!! Paige Persnickety's Purr-fect Pet

November 17, 2012

Tags: book, pets, Amazon, preschool, school, Paige

My newest book "Paige Persnickety's Purr-fect Pet" has just been published! Yay!
I'm so happy, two books in two years. It was a story I wrote when my kids, Tommy, Cayce and Tara were 16, 14, and 11 respectively. It was Tara's favorite story of mine. Now they are 31, 29, and 26. When I discovered my daughter-in-law, Glendie, was (more…)

Making it Happen

August 18, 2012

Tags: persevering, staying positive, looking outside the box, new ideas, marketing

We just returned from our vacation at Smith Mountain Lake in Virginia. It was wonderful. A day prior to flying there, the Denver Post American Homecomings published a SKYPE interview they did with me 2 weeks beforehand. It was my first SKYPE interview. I was so pleased to do this; even though watching it I (more…)

Staying on Track

August 7, 2012

Tags: quotes, achieve, roadblocks, difficulties, perseverance

Quote from Michael Jordan:

"If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."

I try to do several things each day to promote my book, Joining Forces with Glory.
Today it took a while, but I landed an interview with the local newspaper at Smith Mountain Lake, VA when we are vacationing there next week.

The Art of Adventure

August 2, 2012

Tags: create, goals, reality, ideas, experiences, possibilities, achievement, growth, dreams

Here goes! My very first Blog post. Even though I took a series of 3 Blog courses from the Chicago Tribune in March and came away with a tablet of notes, and course material they gave us, here it is August 2nd, and I still haven't started a Blog. Why? Well, reasons that come to mind are fear of just starting, fear of the unknown, etc., etc. There are lots of other excuses I can come up with. But I know I need to have a Blog for business and promotional reasons for my books and myself as an author.

On my desk is this booklet card my Aunt Janice and Uncle Ted gave me when I graduated from Fairfax High School, Fairfax, Virginia in 1973. You could say I'm a saver, yes?!!! It is titled "For the Graduate - The Art of Living." So as my husband, Jerry, and I are going to his 40th year high school reunion in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin this weekend, I thought that this would be a way to combine my writing, or just start my writing reflecting on all this in a Blog. (Although he grew up in Wisconsin, he moved to Fairfax, VA his senior year and graduated from FHS - so he claims two schools).

Back to that card/booklet; under The Art of Adventure, I leave you with this as I begin my blog: "So unafraid of new ideas, new theories and new philosophies. Have the curiosity to experiment . . . to test and try new ways of living and thinking." Well here I go!

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Selected Works

Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine Article - History and non-fiction
Eric Clapton brought together 22 world renowned musicians for a concert to benefit the Eric Clapton Crossroads Centre in Antigua, a treatment and education facility founded by Clapton for chemically dependent persons.
Children's Picture Book
Elton the Elf is lost. More than anything he wants to go home. Steady in his resolve he travels through the calendar year discovering the ways we celebrate the holidays.
Newspaper Articles
OuttaHere: Sun Publications/October 20-26, 2000