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”

Gift Guide for Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky

The Christmas season is here! All this week I will be featuring my books along with other gift ideas that would pair well with them, in case you want to give a gift basket, gift bag, etc. Today I am featuring my book, Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky: Christian Affirmations for Chronic Pain. This isContinue reading “Gift Guide for Surrounded by God’s Blue Sky”

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”

My First Ostomy Awareness Day & New Book Release

My Ostomy Today marks my first Ostomy Awareness Day. I’m walking a Virtual 5k (or close to it!) with the United Ostomy Association of America. To be honest, I really had no idea what ostomies involved until it was time for my surgery to remove my colon. I have an ileostomy which means waste isContinue reading “My First Ostomy Awareness Day & New Book Release”

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 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”

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!”

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!)”