February 2019 Finished 3rd draft of “A Song for Home” (current working title). It got a little hairy there for a while, but I finished it up and now it’s on to the next step in the process… The Beta Readers Stage. Just like software or testing programs that get a test run, I have […]
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas (the setting of my book, A Song for Jessica) and graduated with a degree in English from The University of Texas at Austin ages ago. I’ve had many jobs over the years, proofreader, graphic artist, customer service representative, executive complaints clerk, corporate trainer, corporate content writer, […]
Allison Deleon has a strong and beautiful voice. She always dreamed of a musical career, but when her ten-year old brother was killed in a car accident years ago, everything changed for the her and her family and Allison eventually gave up on her dream. Now, 28-year old Allison feels stuck. She’s one step away […]
The magic of gratitude
Gratitude can change your life. It’s like magic. And even though I truly believe this, it still catches me off-guardRead more.
After a break – Getting back to work
It seems like I’ve been away from work for a while, like between the week of Thanksgiving 2018 and theRead more.
A visit to Parker Creek Ranch, D’Hanis, Texas
Do you know where your food comes from? I’ve been thinking about that a lot lately. I’m an omnivorous city-girlRead more.
It’s the in-between stuff that can kick your butt
Starting a project is hard. Finishing is hard. But it’s the in-between stuff that can kick your butt. That’s whatRead more.
A small victory outside my comfort zone
I had a Book Signing at the Barnes and Noble store in Corpus Christi a few weeks ago and itRead more.
Changing paths and dreaming dreams
It’s funny to reflect on how you got where you are, the choices you made and paths you chose toRead more.
The uncertainty of life and preparing for the inevitable
I’m trying something new and including an audio version of the post here: Life is so uncertain. I know this, butRead more.
How to ignore naysayers and other well-meaning people
Are you up to the challenge of ignoring naysayers and other well-meaning people? Here’s the scenario. You’re finally ready toRead more.
Start strong, finish stronger
I’ve often thought about the idea of “starting” and whether it’s easier to start or finish. (I think I must’veRead more.
What are you waiting for?
Have you ever wanted to do something, but haven’t done it because it’s just never been the right time? SoRead more.