Note: As I worked to publish “Willful Evolution: Because healing the heart takes strength,” I reached out to online bloggers and print reviewers alike to secure book reviews. One blogger who responded
It Was for the Kids
For about a dozen years, I’ve watched my big brothers and their wives host a fundraiser at their pub called Pub Mania. The annual, 24-hour event supported the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction,
New Book Has a Giving Mission
Mixed Words is a book with a mission. A giving mission.
Pod Nineteen: Talking and Writing About Age
Note: In Pod Nineteen, Grammy and Eli talk about a person’s age and also responsibilities. Grammy says she is writing a book of children’s poems about the ages one to 18, and she reads a poem from it.
Pod Eighteen: Meet an Air Traffic Controller at Bradley and Learn About Highways in the Sky
Note: In Pod Eighteen, Grammy and Eli talk about love. Grammy reads a poem about love, and then our co-hosts bring Grammy’s husband, Steve, on to talk about Steve’s work as an air traffic controller
Pod Seventeen: When You Need Inspiration from Others
Note: In Pod Seventeen, Grammy reads poems about boys and girls, written from her perspective on gender. Eli interviews writer Judith Kelliher, who has recently published a book about her brother
Pod Sixteen: Finding Inspiration in the Woods
Note: In Pod Sixteen, Grammy reads two silly poems that are among her favorites, and Eli interviews his Uncle CJ; CJ talks about his canoe and camping in the woods with Auntie Molly, and what inspires
Pod Fifteen: Telling Other Peoples’ Stories and Interviewing Best Friends
Note: In Pod Fifteen, Grammy talks about her work, helping people publish their own stories in the form of books. She reads poems about friendship, and then Grammy interviews Eli and his best friend,
Pod Fourteen: Why Family is So Important—All the Time, and Especially Now
Note: In Pod Fourteen, Grammy talks about her friend Judy Kelliher’s book, which is about Judy’s brother Bobby and is available here. The daily poem is also about family. Grammy interviews Eli and his
Pod Thirteen: Talking about Listening, Grace, Compassion
Note: In Pod Thirteen, Eli and Grammy talk about listening to others’ feelings, and having grace and compassion. Grammy talks about her work in helping people turn an emotional experience into a book.