Finding My Place Gets a 5-Star Review


Thank you so much to Carmen, an 8-year-old and daughter of WOW! blog tour manager Crystal Otto, who wrote a terrific review of Finding My Place: One Girl’s Strength at Vicksburg on WOW!’s blog, The Muffin, here.  Carmen and Crystal read the book together and had discussions about the events. Crystal writes her experience in … Read more


Open a Book on Opening Day

CBTC cover with 5 star LitPick badge

I’m a day late since Opening Day was yesterday (well actually the Cubs and the Cards played on Sunday night), but my 99 cent promotion on Amazon for Caught Between Two Curses, a young adult novel with magic, romance, and a bit of baseball, goes on until Wednesday, April 8! If you love YA and … Read more

Having the Courage to Make a Change by M. Shannon Hernandez (guest post)

Breaking the Silence

I am thrilled to welcome WOW! Women on Writing‘s blog tour guest, M. Shannon Hernandez, a former public school teacher (like myself) who was burnt out from the system (not the kids!) and made a change in her life with a new career (writing and coaching–like me!). But her passion for education didn’t die (just … Read more

A Glimpse at My February Newsletter

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Nominate someone strong to win a prize! On the Lit Ladies blog, we are having a STRONG ONE contest. It is super easy to enter and honor a strong person you know.  All you have to do is visit this blog post ( on the Lit Ladies and follow the directions, which basically say: I … Read more