Category: On Life and Writing

Happy Feet – the Joys of Research

 July 14, 2017

Have I told you lately how much I love writing? I love all aspects of it (except maybe marketing but that’s for another post) from the research, to the actual writing, to the editing and putting it into a final form. I love the whole creative process, but I especially love research. If I let myself, […]

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Prayers for a More Perfect Union – Happy Fourth!

 July 4, 2017

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union . . .” – the opening lines of the preamble to the Constitution. Here we are, over 200 years later and we are so far from that perfect union the preamble talks about. We appear to be more divided than […]

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JOY’S TRILOGY – Available for Pre-Order

 May 23, 2017

My pre-birthday gift to you! Get three books for the price of one. Joy’s Trilogy, the first three books of my Dancing through Life Series, is now available for pre-order through Amazon kindle. What do you do when life knocks you off-balance? You get up and dance! Join the members of the Reese family and […]

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Sweating the Small Stuff!

 May 18, 2017

In February, my article, Six Lenten Pitfalls, was featured in St. Anthony Messenger magazine. (If you missed it, it can be found on the St. Anthony Messenger blog at This was followed by a mention in the back cover column by editor John Feister in April. In the column Feister wrote about the attention to […]

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Mom’s Book Getting a Make-over for Mother’s Day

 May 9, 2017

What mom wouldn’t like a make-over for her special day? A new hair-do, a manicure, maybe a day at the spa including a massage and a facial? I did the cover on my book, Who Me? Full of Grace?, myself last year. Covers on non-fiction books aren’t as crucial as covers on fiction, so I figured […]

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WordCamp – How Do They Do It!

 April 25, 2017

If you’ve been following my blog for any length of time, then you know that I use wordpress for my website. I attended my first wordpress meetup on a snowy day in January four years ago. I had noticed a recurring announcement about the meetings in a local university’s newsletter for some time and had […]

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Walking with Families through Grief – Available in Print format

 April 12, 2017

We grieve because we have loved. It is a gift, one we don’t want, yet a gift nonetheless. Think of the alternative – to go through life without allowing ourselves to love others because of the pain involved when we lose them. Not an alternative many chose. My book, Walking with Families through Grief, helps you unwrap […]

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What’s the Best Way to Write a Novel?

 April 5, 2017

A while back, Peter DeHahn posted in his blog about his experience with NaNoWriMo and the advantages of writing a book in one month. I agree with what he wrote. I wrote the first three books of my Dancing Through Life series in three consecutive years for NaNoWriMo. It was great fun, focusing on this […]

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Free Book for St. Patrick’s Day

 March 16, 2017

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, I’m giving away the kindle version of my book, An Irish Slip Step! Book will be free from March 17-19. The Irish slip jig is set in 9/8 signature time, unusual and a little off balance! Kathleen didn’t know about the slip jig, but she knew about slipping up. It seems her […]

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