A dear friend from my Louisa May Alcott is My Passion blog wrote a wonderful review of River of Grace! This is a really comprehensive review; if you’re wondering what this book is about, Tarissa (the reviewer) summed it up beautifully! Here’s a portion of it: Susan Bailey shares about the trials and triumphs in
This past Wednesday was a BIG day. This arrived in the mail … But that was not all. I also got the final mix of my soundtrack CD for River of Grace from the producer. And I have to say he really outdid himself. I sent him a text back with 7 hearts – one
Have you ever wondered just how a song is recorded? It’s rather like building a building from the ground up, or making a layer cake. Here’s a simple demonstration from the recording of “Spirit of Life” (written by Carolyn McDade, Surtsey Publishing Company) for my River of Grace Soundtrack CD: Recording is a long and
We all have experienced “triggers” – things or events that causes us to remember something. These memories can be pleasant or unpleasant, and often we are not even aware of what is triggering a memory. Sometimes we intentionally create these triggers so that we will remember to do something. Before we had Google Calendar and
This is from my recent Tech Talk column on Catholicmom.com. Portions of this article were taken from my upcoming book, River of Grace: Creative Passages Through Difficult Times, coming out October 30 from Ave Maria Press. It is available for pre-order on Amazon. * * * * * * * * * * * * *
Celebrating second chances in song * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * “Teach Me to Love,” recorded in 2000, is one of my favorite songs for several reasons. It’s about Blessed Mother Teresa. Mother Teresa died right around the
What happens when you are in one place but your head and heart are elsewhere? How does it feel when you must pay attention to the present while your head and heart are dragging you into the future? What happens when you have the essence of two full-time jobs colliding? Does it feel like this?