Fun, Writing

Colorado Gold

Colorado Gold means more than the golden Aspens in autumn. To a Colorado writer, it also means the Colorado Gold Writer's Conference in Denver. Held the weekend after Labor Day, it's the perfect way to get motivated and rejuvenate one's writing goals and spend time in the company of other like-minded writers while ushering in… Continue reading Colorado Gold

Nature, Quotes, Writing

Welcoming in September

I've always loved the months of September and October. Not because I want summer to end, but because those particular months carry with it evenings fit for hoodies, vibrant colors, the beginning of a new school year, renewed energy, fall decorations including the warm glow of orange lights, and all things pumpkin flavored! My home… Continue reading Welcoming in September

Advocacy, Quotes, Writing

Book Signing a Success

My book signing this past Saturday was better than I had even expected. The highlight, however, was not the books sold, but the 11-year old who visited my table. She loves to write and I could see the light dance in her eyes as she talked about it. I saw myself in that little girl and… Continue reading Book Signing a Success

Life Lessons, Quotes, Writing

Why Do You Write?

Sandi Ault, author of the bestselling, award-winning WILD Mystery Series, was one of the presenters at the Northern Colorado Writer's Conference I attended this past March, and one of her sessions was called Writing for Love, Prestige, or Profit. To say the class was filled beyond capacity is an understatement. We were very cozy with those sitting around us!… Continue reading Why Do You Write?

Fun, Writing

Calm Before the Storm

Since I was at the NCW Writers Conference--which was amazing, by the way--and using every molecule of brain power trying to absorb everything I could, I didn't post my last usual Gratitude Friday and Weekend Quote posts.  But rest assured, tomorrow begins April and the A-Z Blogging Challenge, for 26 posts in 30 days.  God… Continue reading Calm Before the Storm

Fun, Writing

A Writer’s Heaven

I've been waiting for this weekend since about this same time one year ago.  Why, you ask? If you didn't, I'll tell you anyway.  🙂  It's my second NCW writer's conference, and it's less than three days away. The first one gave me so much - ideas, motivation, inspiration, new writing friends, and time to re-evaluate the… Continue reading A Writer’s Heaven