That Magic Moment When It All Clicks—Writing A New Novel

*** Here’s how this story goes… I published Beneath the Mimosa Tree in 2012. Baseball Girl followed three years later, and this week I am celebrating it’s one-year anniversary as it launched last March 6. At the time I began writing my first novel, I had simultaneously started writing another bit of fiction. When I… Read More That Magic Moment When It All Clicks—Writing A New Novel

And Then Inspiration Comes: Start Writing | Hints and Tips for Writers and Bloggers

You want to write. Writing is in your blood. You bloggers know this is true. You novelists know this is true. Magazine writers, newspaper writers, nonfiction writers, script writers—it’s part of who you are; it makes up your very existence. You can’t imagine life without it. And yet, some days it’s difficult to find inspiration.… Read More And Then Inspiration Comes: Start Writing | Hints and Tips for Writers and Bloggers

Understanding Intrinsic Motivators in Business & Life

For a few years now, I’ve become interested in creativity and leadership in today’s ever-changing business world. Last spring, I presented a paper on the topic at our university’s conference whereby I used Malcolm Knowles’s book on the topic and helped relay what makes successful creative leaders. Knowles’s findings and suggestions state that creative leaders… Read More Understanding Intrinsic Motivators in Business & Life

Three Solid Reasons Why I Could Be A Member of the Grantham Family on Downton Abbey

Everyone loves the show. It’s an amazing hit, and PBS and friends at Masterpiece Theatre should be feeling very proud of themselves. With merchandise sales predicted to top $250 million in 2014, there’s a Downton Abbey craze going on right now, and it doesn’t have to do with ABC, CBS, NBC, HBO, or Showtime. As… Read More Three Solid Reasons Why I Could Be A Member of the Grantham Family on Downton Abbey