March 2019 I’m amazed that it’s nearly April! Time seems to be racing by and I feel a need to focus and be in a more purposeful mindset so that will be in the works for me. Big thanks to my wonderful Beta Readers of “A Song for Home”. I’ve met with all of them […]
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 always dreamed of a musical career, but when her ten-year old brother was killed in a car accident years ago, everything changed for her and she eventually gave up on her dream. Now, 28-year old Allison feels life spinning out of control. She’s one step away from getting fired at work and her […]
When the level of gratitude is over the top
There’s an old movie starring Joanne Woodward called “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds” based on the PulitzerRead more.
What’s your definition of success?
Let’s say you’ve been working on a project. It’s been a long road, but you’ve kept your head down andRead more.
The finish line and other wondrous moments
Well, of course my big news this week is that my book is published. Actually published. Yes, self-published, or asRead more.
Why it’s important to celebrate milestone accomplishments
Over lunch the other day, my husband asked, as he often does, about where I am in the process ofRead more.
Wayside altars in Italy
One of the things that stood out on my recent trip to Italy is the Catholic influence in culture. CatholicismRead more.
Riposo (a time for afternoon rest) is a serious Italian tradition
Italian riposo is a time of day when towns look deserted. Anywhere between the hours of noon and 4 pm,Read more.
How a simple expression of love turned a bad day around
Everyone has a bad day sometimes. Not the worst kind where something major happens that turns your life upside down.Read more.
Waiting for “someday” puts dreams out of reach
I had wanted to visit Italy for a long time, to marvel at The Coliseum and The Sistine Chapel inRead more.
Have a vision of what you want even if it doesn’t seem possible
Vision: An imagined idea or a goal to which one aspires. You may have heard the news a few weeksRead more.
Be patient and trust the process when it feels like you’re getting nowhere
Have you ever felt like you were fumbling along just trying to figure things out and hoping for the best?Read more.