Doing kindness in my own way

Growing up, I was one of those kids who did things her own way. My mum called it either creativeness or stubbornness, depending on her mood and how far I’d pushed my boundaries that day. (I come by it naturally, she’s the woman who taught me that there’s an exception to every rule, and that…

Welcome baby #3: The Spiritual Symbols Workbook

I am clearly insane. At least slightly. And yet, I’ve done it. So perhaps a small dose of insanity is necessary to move forward in life. Three books in three months. That what I said I’d publish this summer, and I have. One by one, I birthed them all into the world. The Spiritual Symbols…

My first novel, The Awesomely Amazing Adventures of Cherry: Butterfly Buddies, is here

I’m not one for making yearly resolutions. Not the formal sort, anyway. And not at New Year’s. I made a great list when I was 12 and realized those pretty much set me up for life. I review them every so often. Basically they are: Don’t be a jerk, to yourself or others, reiterated in…

Birthing book triplets this summer

As I was loading the dishwasher yesterday (it’s a form of active meditation, by the way), I realized I’m basically having triplets this summer. I’m not sure why I decided to independently publish three books in a matter of months. Perhaps it just worked out this way. I kept shuffling forward on each book and…

My unexpected path to publishing

My first book is published. It went live this morning. You won’t believe what it’s about. Is it the long-awaited memoir about my coming-of-age in Barbados? Nope. Is it the heartwarming story of Cherry making a magical friend and deciding if she’s going to listen to the truth of her heart? No, not that either…

So what happened to that memoir you were writing?

Concussions only get you so far when it comes to procrastinating. At some point, things just need to get done. (Although, when I can’t remember words or don’t manage to get them in the right order, when my family begins to laugh at me, I point to myself and say, “Hey, brain injury here.” I plan…

I am my heart, not my head

I spent the afternoon in the ER on Sunday. Duncan and I were rear ended on the way back from his basketball game on Saturday morning. We went to Urgent Care Saturday afternoon and the provider there told me I have a concussion and, should my symptoms get worse, she wanted me to go to…

2016 reads (mostly fiction)

I continue to be terrible at keeping up with posting about the books I read, but here goes, anyway. (And I know I owe the world an update about the books I’m writing, but this is part of my productive procrastination method in which I write about one thing to avoid writing about something else….

All those books I read and didn’t tell you about

It seems I’m unable to actually blog about the books I read in a timely manner, as evidenced by the several draft blog posts I found going back to 2014. So let’s forget about personalized write-ups for each of them, accompanied by nice little book cover images and links to Amazon so you can buy…

Knitting projects: reversible cable scarf

I seem to be able to reliably (if infrequently) post about books and knitting. I have a list of knitting projects to write about, so here’s one of them. Reversible cable knit scarf This scarf began its life last summer (2014) when the mom of a student in my spring knitting class asked if I’d…