Available for Pre-Order Now – (eBook) My Journey with Ulcerative Colitis and Beyond: A Book of Poetry and Illustrations

The eBook version of my ulcerative colitis journey is now available for Pre-Order on Amazon. This eBook also has a limited-time discounted price of only $2.99. It will be released on October 1st along with the paperback version. My personal story weaves through the book of humorous poems and illustrations I created throughout the courseContinue reading “Available for Pre-Order Now – (eBook) My Journey with Ulcerative Colitis and Beyond: A Book of Poetry and Illustrations”

New Book Release: Ukulele Expressions: Low G Animals in Art

I’m excited to announce the third book in the Ukulele Expressions series is now available! Ukulele Expressions: Low G Animals in Art is full of music just for the picking hand, along with paintings of amazing animals. This music was composed specifically for Low G ukulele and features alternate tunings that provide a diverse setContinue reading “New Book Release: Ukulele Expressions: Low G Animals in Art”

New Life Without a Colon

I’m so glad to be back with you and writing again. My absence has been due to an extended hospital stay for the severe ulcerative colitis I had and then surgery to remove my colon. It has been a whirlwind of a few weeks! I’ll share my experience with you. The disease had reached aContinue reading “New Life Without a Colon”

New Book Release: Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain

A challenging few months of dealing with the pain of fibromyalgia and my autoimmune disease prompted me to write this book, Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain. Every day I was feeling frustrated, anxious, and angry about how much pain I was in. I felt bruised in so many places. IContinue reading “New Book Release: Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain”

Free Download of New Musical Piece from Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite pieces from my new book Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure. Dancing Seaweed is in the alternate tuning of Open F Minor which is fCFG# and a capo is placed on the third fret. You can view an example of the piece on my YouTube channelContinue reading “Free Download of New Musical Piece from Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure”

Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure is Available Now!

Instrumental ukulele music that is played with one hand… Dancing seaweed, beautiful jellyfish… Would you like to experience these ocean wonders and sounds? The second book in the Ukulele Expressions series takes you to the ocean where you will have a rich playing experience. The ten musical pieces (Etudes) are designed to increase your fingerpickingContinue reading “Ukulele Expressions: Ocean Adventure is Available Now!”

Free PDF Sample of Ink Sketches for Wellness

I am offering a free PDF sample of my book Ink Sketches for Wellness: Poems on My Life with Invisible Disabilities. You will be able to view three sketches and corresponding poems from the book. The PDF is at the bottom of this post. I created these poems and ink sketches in response to theContinue reading “Free PDF Sample of Ink Sketches for Wellness”

One Hand Many Melodies – Ukulele Music for Kids

I have composed five new songs for kids that can be played with just one hand! One Hand Many Melodies has instructions so that you can learn how to play this way along with “doodle prompts” for each song to stretch your imagination as you exercise your fingers! Tune your ukulele to G-C-E-A and getContinue reading “One Hand Many Melodies – Ukulele Music for Kids”

Invisible Disability Poetry with Ukulele

Last year, I started a project but never quite followed through on it. My poem “Death to Noisy Eyeballs” was made into a video as I spoke the words and played the ukulele. Now, I am finally starting a collection. I think anyone who shares the pain, frustration, sadness, and anger over something like chronicContinue reading “Invisible Disability Poetry with Ukulele”

Low G Ukulele – Prayer Melody for Ukraine – Free PDF

I have composed a special musical piece (Etude) for Ukraine and the people praying for Ukraine right now. I want to share the music so you can play this as well, and share it as you wish. This is played with only your picking hand on open strings, using an alternate tuning on a lowContinue reading “Low G Ukulele – Prayer Melody for Ukraine – Free PDF”