Live An Inspired Life

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Living an inspired life is to participate, work and contribute even when you don’t know what the results will be. It is not a magical shortcut to an easier life. It is the “runner’s high” that comes after miles of … Continued

The world needs your author’s voice.

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I love words. In the right combinations these concoctions of letters give our thoughts a voice. The ah ha moment when a child discovers the power they possess when they write can be as magical as when a superhero discovers … Continued

Creating an amazing life story.

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Every moment of every day you are working out the details of your life story. Just like all great narratives your story relies on interesting and inspiring characters to move the plot along. They add drama, humor and wisdom. Some … Continued

A Teacher’s Grace

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There are some moments in our lives that end up being life markers. Times that when we look back at them we realize that we witnessed something extraordinary. As a ten year old growing up in Burley, Idaho my fifth … Continued

How To Be Twice As Smart

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Nothing can improve a young author’s writing faster than finding his or her own author’s voice. In every one of my writing workshops I see students of all ages feel the inspiration that comes from using their brains and hearts … Continued

Teachers Are My Heroes

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Teachers are my heroes. They are forever a part of their students’ life stories. It was a wonderful fourth grade teacher who inspired me to become an author. This video is a personal thank you to educators everywhere.