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Monday, March 30, 2009


A Big thank you to those who attended the Creative Writing Workshop this past Saturday. I am always eager to hear the writings that are shared during these two hour intensives. The next workshop is for Young Writer's! This will take place April 18th from 10-12 at the Hampton Inn, Northville (20600 Haggerty Road) Please register by paying on this page using the paypal options! The cost is $15/person and includes materials. I will be signing books at The Westland Library Saturday April 4th and the Southfield Public Library April 5th. Hope to see you soon!
As always read something great!!

Friday, March 27, 2009


Hi Readers!
I just want to remind you that our March Creative Writer's Weekend Workshop is Saturday March 28, 2009 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. The cost is only $15/person. This event is great for those who would like to improve their writing, meet like-minded people and find out more about publishing, etc. Please feel free to join us! Register using the PayPal option on this page.

Have a great day and read something great!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate,

Above is a excellent quote by Marianne Williamson. It is important to know that fear is not an ingredient in success. In order to meet our goals, fulfill our dreams and continue to grow one must be a risk taker. Risk taking sounds intense...but not so much. We take risks when we say hello first, when we smile at a stranger and when we admit our needs. When I say hello first to a person I run the risk of them ignoring my greeting. When I smile at a stranger I may not get the response that I would normally welcome (since I don't know that person). When I admit to a person that I have a need I am making myself vulnerable. So why do these things? Why not play it safe? If I choose to withhold a greeting-I may also be withholding an opportunity that would likely develop after I have said hello. Smiling at a stranger could develop dialogue that could be helpful to my business and/or personal life or it could make that person feel better about their own life. When I admit I have a need...I give someone an opportunity to fill that need for me. We are not inadequate...we are powerful beyond measure. Be fearless today!! My next writing workshop is this Saturday at the Hampton Inn, Northville (20600 Haggerty Road) 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. I hope to see you there!
Read something great!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Photos from Spring Self-Improvement Wellness day!!

These are photos from The fantastic Spring Wellness event! :) I hope that you can make the next one! Thanks again to our sponsors:


Spring Self-Improvement Day was great yesterday! Our Sponsors included Health For Life Chiropractic, Eco-Testing, Biggby Coffee, Fitness Together, Elements Massage, and The Green Solution! This day included raffles, mini-workshops and more! Pictures will be posted soon you may have an opportunity to attend another event like this in the very near future! It is always a great thing to work on your body, mind and spirit and because of the sponsors many participants walked away with personal training sessions, spa treats, free coffee, future health consultations and much more! I was so happy to be able to teach a seminar on self-esteem and help others to see that it is not bragging when you feel good about yourself and a person should never become less so that someone else can become more. The brighter you shine and so well the more you will inspire others! :) Speaking of inspiration I am very excited to have our March Creative Writing Weekend Workshop on March 28th at the Hampton Inn in Northville. The cost is $15/person and guests will be able to take their writing to the next level, learn helpful writing prompts and writing block busters as well as info on publishing, submitting and more! The more that you write the more you will grow so I hope that you can make it! April 24th-25th is our Spring Writing Retreat held at the Hampton Inn in Northville. This will be a event that begins with networking, lectures on writing, creative writing, marketing your book and more! If you ever want to be published, enjoy writing or have a book that can use more marketing tips please come the cost is only $150 and includes room (shared), materials and more! This will be a meeting to remember! Guests must register with me before April 3rd or be charged a $25 late fee (SPACE IS LIMITED). Use Paypal and register for these events today!
Thanks for all of your support!
Read Something Great!

Thursday, March 19, 2009


I want to remind you about the exciting events coming your way!
This Saturday I will be a co-host at the Spring Wellness Self-Improvement Open House in Northville. This event is free and will feature free food, raffles, mini-workshops and more! My books will also be available for purchase on site so if you'd like to come and get a signed copy this is a great way to make it happen!

March 28th is the next Creative Writing Weekend Workshop! This event will take place at the Hampton Inn in Northville off 8 Mile and Haggerty! From 10-2 we will be using techniques to help participants with their writing, offering resources for publishing and submitting, open critique, networking and more! The cost for this event is $15/person. You can register on this site using the PayPal option...hope to see you there!

April 5th is the Southfield Author Fair starting at 2 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet myself and other featured authors/illustrators! Make some time to get a signed copy of my book "Who I am not what I am" and bring your friends for a fun time!

April 24th-25th IS THE SPRING CREATIVE WRITING RETREAT! You don't want to miss this special event to take your writing to the next level and to bring the season in Manuscript ready! This event will feature lectures and workshops on marketing, creative writing, and more! This event is for the published and unpublished it will be a event that you will not forget! The cost is $150/person includes shared room, refreshments, breakfast and materials! Option for private room is $225/person. REGISTER NOW USING PAYPAL OPTION! SPACE IS LIMITED!

Thanks for your support
and always
Read something great!

Monday, March 16, 2009


I have found that it is easier to acknowledge the tough times in life than to celebrate the great times. A gratitude journal is a great way to practice your writing, journal daily and to note the rewards that are in your life! Many days may pass without appreciation of the small blessings. Did a child smile at you today? Did someone buy you lunch? Do you have a job? Be grateful! It is easier to be appreciative when you write it down. This book of happiness will also be helpful when you are having tough times...because you can turn to it and see that things may be going better than you think.

As always be grateful and

Read something great!

Thursday, March 12, 2009


What matters most to you? When I think of true happiness my thoughts turn to being every way! Wellness means taking some time for your self to de-stress, raise your self-perception and enhance your talents. The food that you eat, the people that you socialize with and what you read contributes to the goal of wellness. Speaking of being well...this is just a reminder that I am a featured author at a Spring Wellness Self-Improvement Day! This will be a fun event complete with raffles, food, mini-workshops and more! This is great for the whole family and requires no admission fee! The event is from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday March 21st and it takes place at the Health For Life Chiropractic Office in Northville, MI. I hope to see you there...make your wellness a priority!

Read something great!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.-Anne Frank

I am so excited about the upcoming "Walk for Diversity" being sponsored by the Michigan Roundtable For Diversity & Inclusion! I am a Walk Team Captain for this event. My Team is the "Who I Am" Team. My team will fund raise to help Middle School and High school students that are involved in the Program Linc (Leaders In The New Century) be leaders of diversity and change in their schools and communities. The Linc Program allows students to go to Camp Crosstown where they learn about young people on a deeper level and understand people who may be different from themselves. They are also able to garner scholarships by engaging change and creatively helping their schools to be more accepting and unified. I wrote the book "Who I Am Not What I Am" to help children understand diversity early and to feel great about themselves. I believe that this walk will be a great way to drive home the message of diversity & Inclusion! The T-Shirts that our team will wear are available for purchase on this page using the PayPal method. My goal is to unify people through books, workshops, walks and more. How will you unify your community? School? Family? People can make the world a better place in a variety of ways...use your talents for the good!
Read something Great!

Monday, March 9, 2009


I had the pleasure of hosting a "Networks Day Event" for the Society Of Children's Book Writer's & Illustrators. The day included chats about our favorite children's book authors, presentations of upcoming projects from the participants, networking and just plain fun in the spirit of Children's lit. Roland Hansen shared his mission and goal behind several of his published books. "Tim The Cat" is a book that Roland wrote and it is the first in his collection of Children's books that are designed to promote good moral values, ethical behavior, compassion and acceptance. He has sent copies of his books to children across the country and has had his books translated to meet their needs. My next event is Spring Wellness Self-Improvement Day which will be held in Northville, MI. This event includes fun mini-workshops, food, raffles and more! This is great for the whole family and is free to attend. Hope to see you there!

Friday, March 6, 2009

books and covers

Many people have heard the saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover". I agree with this statement yet sometimes a cover can draw me to read the prologue in a book. If I see a shiny jacket flap or bright colors this may make the book more interesting to my eye. People and books have many things in common. When people are judged solely because of their outward appearance they are not given a fair chance. The interior of a person is what truly makes them beautiful, yet the opportunity to experience that beauty may be missed if we only let the outside tell the whole story. Books and people have a lot in common...the best ones are discovered when others take the time to see what is inside and only then do they get the true story.
Read something great!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Hi Readers!
May 9, 2009 The "Who I Am" team will walk on Belle Isle for the case of Diversity. The Michigan Round Table For Diversity & Inclusion is a great human service agency that promotes the message of unity in Michigan. I am getting involved by leading a team of walkers to help raise funds for the worthy programs of this initiative. If you are interested in being on my team please feel free to look at the buttons on the side of this page and purchase your team shirt. Once you do this I will make sure that you get a pledge sheet and info so that you can join us for this worthy cause.
Read something great!

Monday, March 2, 2009


Here are some pic's from the Young Writer's Event! Kudos to these talented young people! The next Creative Writing Event for Adults is March 28th! $15/person...hope to see you there! :)
Read something great!