Current Projects

jane'sbook5091930_origI’ve been away from this blog for way too long, but that doesn’t mean I’ve been idle. Besides moving to a new state, teaching, parenting, and working on some creative writing, I’ve continued to write some feature articles for two regional magazines in Washington state. I’ve also recently edited a book that’s been released. If you’re a fan of historical fiction, check it out!

By The River

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‘Tis The Season

Holiday Parties

Well, it does seem a tad early to be peddling Thanksgiving and Christmas wares, but… Check out my cover story for the new issue of Foothills on how to host the perfect holiday party. By starting now you’ll be oh so organized once the time actually rolls around for those festivities.

How do you morph a life-changing two week trip into 400 words or less?

The local newspaper in my town kindly gave me a prominent, regular column during my recent humanitarian trip with a medical team and Rotary group to Haiti. It was great exposure and I’m so glad people have shared that this perspective helped bring this far-off country alive to them. But friends and strangers alike were pretty clear that some of the edited versions in the paper were a little disjointed. I think it was tough for the publisher to whittle such a life-encompassing trip down to several hundred words. I’m glad he used what he could and believe me, I wish I’d had more time and restful brainpower while I was there to severely edit some of my own stream-of-consciousness wordflow that spewed through my fingers straight to the keyboard. But we both did what we could. Check out my blog if you’d like to read a fuller account of the shortened bits that were in the paper, or look here for longer accounts that the local paper has kept online.