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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’ Favorite …

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“Laugh About It!” Journal Prompts to Help You Laugh About Chronic Illness

In celebration of my new book, Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals: Poems and Illustrations on My Life with Ulcerative Colitis, I am offering a FREE PDF download of “Laugh About It!” Journal Prompts when you sign up for my monthly newsletter, Susan’s SideNotes. I created ten humorous journal prompts to help remind you …

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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 were all about until it was time for my surgery to remove my colon. I have an ileostomy which means …

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Available for Pre Order – Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals

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 course …

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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. I …

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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 channel …

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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 fingerpicking …

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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 chronic …

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Free PDF Sample of New Book! Perfect for Musicians of All Levels

I am offering a free PDF download of sample content from I Am a Gifted Musician: Affirmations for New Players of Music when you sign up for my monthly newsletter. This will give you a nice feel for the entire book. You will be downloading five illustrations with the corresponding affirmations and journal prompts. I …

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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 motivating …

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