A Gift For You on World Ukulele Day!

Today we play our ukuleles to celebrate this great, little instrument. Learning how to play has been life-changing! I have met many new friends through the ukulele, too. Today, I am happy to share that I have the Second Editions of my Ukulele Expressions series available now. These books contain musical pieces that can beContinue reading “A Gift For You on World Ukulele Day!”

New Ukulele Expressions Books Coming Soon

I am thrilled to announce two new Ukulele Expressions books that will be coming out soon. First, I have simplified the techniques and skills I’ve developed to play with only one hand in order to create a version that kids can play, too. In Ukulele Expressions for Kids: Tunes to Play with Only One Hand,Continue reading “New Ukulele Expressions Books Coming Soon”

New Title, New Cover for Ulcerative Colitis Book

My book “Danger Zones, Underpants Dances, and Colon Funerals: Poems and Illustrations on My Life with Ulcerative Colitis” has been updated to this new title. “Capturing Colitis: Poems and Illustrations on My Life with Ulcerative Colitis” contains the same content, just in a new package! This new title works much better for the book onContinue reading “New Title, New Cover for Ulcerative Colitis Book”

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”

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”

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”

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”