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A letter to my book

Dear “Once Upon A Wish: True Stories of Make-A-Wish Children,”

I can’t believe it’s been a year since you made your appearance on the shelves of Barnes & Noble. I dreamt up the idea of you nearly eight years ago, …

One of the Truckers

I entered another world last weekend – a truck driver’s world. Before that day, my knowledge of a truck driver’s life was limited to this: driving cross-country and blowing horns when prompted by children on highways.

Man, were my eyes …

Isn’t Life Beautiful?

“As the day begins, I pause and remind myself that what I have today can be taken away tomorrow.”

This quote came from Alex Blackwell, creator of thebridgemaker.com, a beautiful and thought-provoking website that provides peace, motivation, and inspiration through …

Nonfiction Misconception #1 – It’s boring

Misconception #1: Nonfiction is Boring

I’ll admit it: I had a hard time even putting those words together. Nonfiction, boring?? As most writers know, our fingertips can sometimes get ahead of us – typing words on screens that surprise us, …

Social Media vs. Socializing

For me, “Social Media” may as well be called “Social Mayhem.” I find that my mind is often in an all-consuming frenzy, constantly trying to think of new and creative ways to promote my book, reach out to others, make …

Book Signing Revelation

I drove to L.A. last weekend for a book signing in Manhattan Beach, and after my nerves settled (this was my first book signing solo) down, I really started to enjoy it. I wish I had one of those outgoing …

Introducing the Madonia Family – Mission: Food for Families


Mission: Food for Families – Case 1: The Madonia Family

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I (virtually) met the Madonia family through an old high school friend, who posted on my FB page that Andrew Madonia and his family were on a cruise to the …

Mission: Food for Families

Inspired by Mission: Unbeatable Mom (http://www.themommyblogchronicles.com/2014/01/mission-unstoppable-mom.html), a project my friend and I collaborated on to give a friend (who has an ill child) a day out – all to herself – came the idea to start Mission: Food …

Christmas on the Corner

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Christmas on the Corner

A few weeks ago, my oldest son, Andrew, was perched on top of our couch, which is positioned near the window in the front room of our house.

“What are those kids doing, mommy?” he asked.…

5-year old saves father’s life

Videos are constantly floating around Facebook, and while I pass most of them up, this one caught my eye (and the eye of more than 5 million others!).

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The headline alone struck …

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