Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020

Goodbye 2019 and Hello 2020

And just like that! Another decade is gone! Can you believe that it will January 1, 2020 tomorrow! This past year has flown by and yet it seems like this past decade has also flew by in a blink of an eye. As we approach this new decade, I want to focus on what's ahead...

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F.A.I.L: The Conclusion of 20 Books Vegas

F.A.I.L: The Conclusion of 20 Books Vegas

Bam! Done! No more!  The last day of 20 Books Vegas 2019 has come to a close. My to-do list is A LOT longer and my brain made a little more room for the new knowledge it learned after today, but the last three days went by too fast! The people I met were...

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A Question A Day Keeps A Reader Engaged

A Question A Day Keeps A Reader Engaged

What are your plans for the new year? There are less then 50 days left in this decade before we hit a new one! Chomp on that! What emotions came flying across your mind when I posed this question? Was it surprise? Happiness? Guilt? Or just plain down right terror? On...

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My Amazing and Inspiring First Day: 20 Books Vegas

My Amazing and Inspiring First Day: 20 Books Vegas

Today was the kick off of the first day at 20 Books Vegas Conference. I have been to many conferences and this is for sure one-of-a kind. I have met some leading experts in the field in self publishing and all have shared their valuable perspectives on being an author...

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NaNoWrimo Writing Challenge: The Assassin

NaNoWrimo Writing Challenge: The Assassin

Happy November! We finally got fall weather here in California. We did have some hiccups with our local electric company, and we are still trying to brace for any changes that are on the horizon. This month marks the month of NaNoWrimo. In that past I have heard of...

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Life After Sacramento State

Life After Sacramento State

To tell you why I do what I do, I need to talk about my story. I have every intention of getting my degree in Business and helping my parents. I felt that was my calling. I begin taking my general education courses focusing on business. However, life had a different...

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My Fitness Journey…A Work in Progress

My Fitness Journey…A Work in Progress

Over the last few months, I have slowly taken my health back into my own hands. Not only was I struggling physically, I was also struggling mentally and emotionally. I went on a family vacation and just couldn’t bear to see myself and hide behind baggy shirts and...

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Editing is Important for any Body of Work

Editing is Important for any Body of Work

I took on a project this summer and was asked to write a chapter on Family Engagement for a textbook in the early childhood field. Many emotions poured through me as I took this on. I worked diligently, putting together my take on what I believed family engagement...

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The Writing Cave

The Writing Cave

Awe the great outdoors! Closing your eyes, you feel the wind whisper among the pine trees and the sounds of birds calling to each other. The sweet mountain air reaches your nose as you breathe it in. Yes, you made it. Camping with the whole family. This is why you go,...

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What A Task?!?

What A Task?!?

And so, it has begun. I have been given this great opportunity to help contribute to a textbook geared toward educators. I am only on the third day of writing-which seems so little-but yet I have learned so much. The chapter that I am writing about is family...

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To Write in An Anthology or Not?

To Write in An Anthology or Not?

Happy Summer! Time is flying and flying fast. I had the amazing opportunity to talk to McKensie Stewart and Amy Shannon on the podcast: The Writer’s Edge. The hour flew by and we had a great discussion about many things. One thing that we talked about was whether...

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Exciting New! Contributing Expert on a Textbook

Exciting New! Contributing Expert on a Textbook

Happy last day of May! We are now officially entering summer. Although the weather might tell a different story. It has been a crazy couple of months. I was TEACHING, TEACHING AND MORE TEACHING. Oh and grading like a mad woman. Now that the semester has ended, I plan...

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What If?

What If?

What if your neighbor was a beautiful dancer? Tall, willowy figure that stood proud and strong. What if your neighbor oozed grace and sophistication? A delicate swan. What if your neighbor had a full smile? Bright, beautiful joy radiating off the smooth complexion....

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Space Launch: The Unknown

Space Launch: The Unknown

It is officially Spring Break for me! That means time for writing-right? Wrong! I got the flu-boo. That meant I was down for a few days. My plan was to write and write and write...Unfortunately, that plan went south VERY, VERY, fast. I am not 100%-but close to it. So,...

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Author Marketing Advice: 5 Tips

Author Marketing Advice: 5 Tips

When we become authors, we must push and market our work so that others will take notice. For me, I struggle with this because all though I am an extravert, I like to make a "real connection" with someone. So, what I have done is dig deep and begin to connect with...

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January Author Challenge 2019

January Author Challenge Happy New Year to everyone! I can't believe that it is 2019 already. How many of you make New Year Resolutions? I don’t really make a resolution. Instead I made personal goals. I like to call them goals because it is easier for me to stick to...

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The Age of the Digital World

In January 2007, Steve Jobs released the first iPhone and our society changed as we know it. We began to rely more and more on our mobile devices for many things: calendar, clock, email and even the usage of social media. In 2009, a survey was given to adolescents....

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The Choices We Make

Wemake choices every day of our lives. Some choices are positive, and some not so much. Sometimes we are faced with making the choices that may or may not be revocable. Which could mean: we are faced with hard choices. Sometimes we don’t want to face these hard...

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