Quotations to Inspire and Motivate

Today I’m posting some quotes I’ve found useful as a writer.  The first by Chesterton is not necessarily pertinent  just to writers— I just think it is helpful to remember when being a friend.  I’ve included some photos of seasonal flowers. I love tulips! Do any of these quotes inspire you to succeed or help... Continue Reading →

Free writing workshop to be held by Kayleen Reusser

  Do you long to see your name in print?   “Tips to Getting Published”   Free writing workshop offered by Kayleen Reusser author of nine children’s books Chicken Soup stories Weekly writer for Ossian Sun Riser  The workshop will be held at the Brew Ha Espresso Café in Ossian 122 S. Jefferson 622.6027  ... Continue Reading →

Interview with Christian band Third Day’s David Carr

As a Features reporter I have the opportunity to interview musical groups to come to the Fort Wayne (IN) area. Here is a story for the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel newspaper with David Carr from the well-established and totally-sold-out-to-God Christian band Third Day. Let me know if you’re a fan of this group.   I know... Continue Reading →

Meet Children’s Book Author Ginny Rorby

I first learned about Ginny Rorby in 2009 when I was unpacking new books at our school library. Flipping through the back of Hurt Go Happy I read a note from the publisher that the author was interested in corresponding with students about her books. With the support of our principal, I arranged to have... Continue Reading →

How Peyton Manning has helped thousands of Americans

This excerpt about Peyton Manning is from my children’s book, Celebrities Giving Back (Mitchell Lane 2010) ** Whenever someone enters the children’s section of St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, they think of Peyton Manning, former quarterback for the city’s football team, the Colts. They don’t think of him for his ability to throw a football... Continue Reading →

Free Writing Workshop can change your life!

If you've always wanted to be a published writer, this FREE workshop entitled  "7 Tips to Getting Published!” is for you. As the author of nine children’s books, Chicken Soup stories, and contributor to several magazines and newspapers, I have much information to share that can assist you in establishing yourself as a writer. You'll learn the necessary... Continue Reading →

Bluffton High School Teens Rock!

A few days ago I spent a lovely evening with some new friends at Bluffton High School in Bluffton, Indiana. They included me in their “Overnighter” party arranged by the school’s librarian Terry Burns. What a great, fun idea! I wish I could have participated in something like this when I was in high school.... Continue Reading →

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