What is the most powerful renewable resource? It may surprise you…
Today, the world’s resources are often a hot news topic, but the discussion usually revolves around coal, nuclear, oil, solar, wind and recyclables. We are always in search of a new renewable resource that will move the world forward. However, oftentimes, I think we overlook the importance of the one free renewable resource that spans the globe, is available 24/7, and has fueled the discoveries and innovations that have lifted the human existence to a higher plane. I believe the imagination is the world’s most important renewable resource. Do you know what Plato, Columbus, Einstein, Disney, and the Wright brothers have in …Click to continue →
Happy Mother’s Day
These days, mothers are challenged with balancing their time between work and family more than ever before. Through it all, they remain the glue that holds families and societies together – and that is well worth celebrating. Mothers make the sacrifices and experience the joys of bringing forth life They protect, defend, and nourish without asking for anything in return. Moms change the diapers, tote the baby stuff, stay up during the night to quiet the colic and patiently stand by until the fever breaks. They feed, bathe, and rock the infant. They heal the toddler’s booboos with a kiss …Click to continue →
Sports Versus The Arts
I consider myself fortunate to live in a state that supplies many opportunities to attend and participate in both the sports and arts arenas. I used experiences from both to create Ace Edwards, the protagonist in my book, ImagiNation Unveiled: The Hidden Realm. At age 3, my mother enrolled me in a dance studio competition open to the public. I won a year of free lessons and an introduction to the arts. At five, I auditioned along with hundreds of other children for a dancing roll in the Louisville Ballet’s Nutcracker Suite. The creative world that I was immersed in …Click to continue →
True Grit is a 1968 novel written by Charles Portis, published in 1968 that served as the basis for the movie of the same name starring John Wayne, the one-eyed Rooster Cogburn who accompanies a young girl in search of the man who killed her father. The latest version of the True Grit movie stars Jeff Bridges. True grit is also a quality my mother-in-law exhibits, especially in the aftermath of a recent ironic, life-altering tragedy. After returning safely from a ten day Caribbean cruise, which included a trip through the Panama Canal and numerous wheel chair excursions onto various …Click to continue →
20 Tips to Keep in Mind When Writing a Novel
From inkling to novel, here are a few things I learned from personal experience on the writing road. I hope you will find them helpful. 1. And you’re off! You should know that writing a novel is not a walk in the park. I think it’s more like an uphill slog or trying to stay afloat while crashing atop class four rapids. What a ride! Try not to drown in the sea of “how to” and “how not to” write recommendations. You can derive some value out of reading and listening to general writing and stylistic advice, but utilize your own strengths and …Click to continue →
"I think this could have the potential to be this generation's answer to The Never Ending Story."
"A fascinating fantasy novel ... Reading this book felt very much like I was watching an episode of Avatar meets Indiana Jones in space."
"If you liked Harry Potter or any of the other now famous and popular fantasy books then you will love this book!" - lnsmit05 (Amazon verified review)
"This book would capture the imagination of upper elementary age through adult readers." - Janie (Amazon verified review)