Gift Guide for I Am a Gifted Musician

I Am a Gifted Musician: Affirmations for New Players of Music contains 50 positive self-talk statements that new musicians can recite, believe in, and practice daily. I wrote this book after seeing so many people (adults especially) become very critical of their playing ability in the early stages. We need to be kind to ourselvesContinue reading “Gift Guide for I Am a Gifted Musician”

Gift Guide for Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals

Today I am featuring another one of my books with a few gift ideas for your gift recipient this Christmas! Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals: Poems and Illustrations on My Life with Ulcerative Colitis is the story of my journey with ulcerative colitis and surgery to remove my colon. It features some funnyContinue reading “Gift Guide for Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals”

Gift Guide for Ukulele Expressions

Today I am featuring my book Ukulele Expressions: Illustrated Ukulele Fingerstyle Etudes for the Picking Hand, along with a few other gift ideas that would pair well with it in case you want to give your friend a gift basket, gift bag, etc. Ukulele Expressions focuses on instrumental music that can be played using onlyContinue reading “Gift Guide for Ukulele Expressions”

Gift Guide for Ink Sketches for Wellness

Today I am featuring another one of my books, Ink Sketches for Wellness: Poems on My Life with Invisible Disabilities. In this book, I paint a picture of my life with chronic health conditions. Laughter and silliness have helped me through the dark times. Sketches accompany poems that describe my experiences. This would be aContinue reading “Gift Guide for Ink Sketches for Wellness”

How I Said Goodbye to My Colon with an Imaginative Funeral

When I was younger, I remember having little funerals for my goldfish that would occasionally die. I would have a toilet-side service with the fish scooper-upper and wipe a few tears as I said goodbye before the big flush. Fast forward years later and I never thought I would be imagining holding a funeral forContinue reading “How I Said Goodbye to My Colon with an Imaginative Funeral”

Original Illustrations Available as Digital Downloads

My original illustrations are now available as Digital Downloads on the website, Payhip. You can download the jpg file, print it out on heavyweight paper or cardstock (for best results), add a picture frame, and hang it or give it as a gift! I have Christmas illustrations available, like my collection of forest animals preparingContinue reading “Original Illustrations Available as Digital Downloads”

5 Star Review for Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky

I was thrilled to see that Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain received a 5 Star Review from Readers’ Favorite. This is a book review site for authors by authors. You can read the review below or check it out on Readers’ Favorite here. If you are an author, check outContinue reading “5 Star Review for Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky”

5 Star Review for Ukulele Expressions

Ukulele Expressions: Illustrated Ukulele Fingerstyle Etudes for the Picking Hand recently received a 5 Star Review from Readers’ Favorite. This is a book review and contest site for authors by authors. You can read the review below or check out the page on Readers’ Favorite here. If you are an author, check out Readers’ FavoriteContinue reading “5 Star Review for Ukulele Expressions”

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 Book Available (Great for New Musicians!)

My latest book is now available. “I Am a Gifted Musician: Affirmations for New Players of Music” is full of color illustrations of various musicians with their instruments, affirmations (positive self-talk statements), and journal prompts for self-discovery. Have you ever felt really down and discouraged as a new musician? Let this book be a motivatingContinue reading “New Book Available (Great for New Musicians!)”