Kathleen Pooler’s “Ever Faithful to his Lead – My Journey Away from Emotional Abuse”

Today I am sharing my review of Ever Faithful to His Lead — My Journey Away from Emotional Abuse, and a short interview with the author, Kathleen Pooler. Since I wrote my first memoir, I’ve been following Kathleen’s blog at Memoir Writer’s Journey. Kathleen Pooler is an author and a retired Family Nurse Practitioner. Her … Continue reading “Kathleen Pooler’s “Ever Faithful to his Lead – My Journey Away from Emotional Abuse””

Things I learned with my second book

As many of you know, I published my first book, Dancing In Heaven four years ago and just recently released my second book, Where Memories Meet – Reclaiming my father after Alzheimer’s. Some things were easier the second time around and some things have been trickier. Here’s what I’ve learned so far. With my first … Continue reading “Things I learned with my second book”

Memoirs Only Library

Several months ago I was contacted by Richard von Hippel, author of Not Again: “My body’s a write off but I’m all right.” Richard was putting together an online library of memoirs and invited me to participate. Richard has worked hard at adding content to this site called “Memoirs Only.” I am grateful for his … Continue reading “Memoirs Only Library”

One year later — a review of Self-Publishing

One year ago tomorrow Dancing in Heaven-a sister’s memoir appeared for sale on Amazon.com. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who have supported me on this journey. I’d especially like to thank everyone who read and reviewed the book for me. This has been a big help. You can find … Continue reading “One year later — a review of Self-Publishing”

Writing through the grief

Just a short note today. I’d like to invite you to read my guest post, How Memoir Writing Helped Me to Grieve My Loss, at Kathleen Pooler’s blog — Memoir Writer’s Journey. Kathleen is a writer and a retired family nurse practitioner. She is working on her own memoir about “the power of hope through … Continue reading “Writing through the grief”

A Review: It Rains in February by Leila Summers

It Rains in February: A Wife’s Memoir of Love and Loss by Leila Summers My rating: 5 of 5 stars It Rains in February, the story of author Leila Summers’ journey with a severely depressed husband intent on ending his life is a compelling story. In some ways I felt like I was on a … Continue reading “A Review: It Rains in February by Leila Summers”

Self-publishing: A thank you and a request

A sincere thank you I want to write this while I am still feeling warm and fuzzy. I just finished reading through all the comments so many of you have left on my self-publishing posts (which are now linked on my series tab in the menu above). I am feeling quite overwhelmed right now, in … Continue reading “Self-publishing: A thank you and a request”

Things that last a lifetime — and a book giveaway

I dreamed about Annie last night. We were in an old house, not old in a decrepit way necessarily, but old in a quaint way— the kind of house that has the wide dark woodwork, thick plaster walls and large doorways. Annie was lying on the floor. I noticed a long gray bug with wings … Continue reading “Things that last a lifetime — and a book giveaway”

Self-Publishing Update — November promotion and sales

November Promotional Activities In November I continued to do a little grass roots promotion. As I mentioned previously, I spoke at the Cincinnati Author’s class at the College of Mount St. Joseph. I contacted Hospice of Dayton who has graciously offered to put an excerpt from Dancing in Heaven, with a link to where it … Continue reading “Self-Publishing Update — November promotion and sales”