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If you’re anything like me, a nightstand devoid of reading material is enough to drive fear into your heart. From novels to nonfiction, short stories to poetry, young adult literature to graphic novels, having a good book at the ready can be everything. Since I’m always scouting around for new great books, I wanted to … More 19 New Books You Should Read in 2019
Perfect reads for all ages on MLK Day … More The Color of Life * Cara Meredith
Ever feel buried by your stuff? Run ragged by your schedule? Constantly distracted by your digital devices?
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So… over the past couple of years I wrote a book. Last March I submitted the manuscript for Uncluttered. Later that spring I revised, hunted down citations, and worked with a fabulous team of editors who alternately served as exhorters, critics, and cheerleaders, depending on what each paragraph needed most. I got a first peek … More So… I Wrote a Book
Where to begin when you want to share your words with the world. … More So You Want to Write a Book (Part 1: Where to Begin)
Jane Smiley used to ride at the same barn where I took a few lessons in my youth. You know, Pulitzer prize winner Jane Smiley, author of a dozen NY Times bestsellers? That Jane Smiley. I groupie-stalked her from afar. She looked so… normal. I’d never read one of her books–I still haven’t, to be honest–but I was … More The Magical Land of Writing a Book
What’s on your reading list for 2018? … More 50 Books I’m Reading in 2018
Things are about to ramp up around here. Thanksgiving plans are underway; Advent is just around the corner; Christmas is coming. Church is about to get busy. School is about to get busy. Home is about to get busy. I can see the busy on the horizon like a storm front rolling in. It’s a … More Taking Some Soul Space (Soul Space Thursday)
Often I learn things the hard way. Example 1: I learned not to wash the preschooler’s red Iron Man shirt with light-colored clothing. Duh. (On the plus side, we now have lots of pink socks.) Example 2: I learned to avoid telling someone recently diagnosed with Celiac disease, “It’s okay, it’s actually way easier than being diabetic!” because it turns … More 5 Things to Avoid in Your Blog Bio