Archive for the ‘Column Backstories’ Category

Children’s Book Writers of Austin

Back in June, I blogged about a writing weekend (Awesome Austin Writers’ Weekend) with my fellow Austin children’s book writers. We read, critiqued, supported and partied. As a writer, it is so gratifying to be part of a large supportive …

 

Go Towards the Love

I first saw the phrase: “Go Towards The Love” written on a small scrap of paper on John Lee‘s mirror in his counseling office bathroom many years ago. I liked it for its simplicty. It reminded me of the …

 

Support

When I heard the news back in January that Tina Marsh’s cancer had returned, I was shocked and saddened. I had been a part of her support community on her first bout. I knew I couldn’t be on the support …

 

My editor

My editor at GoodLife Magazine Ken Martin is a dream. First, he trusts me and believes in my thinking and writing. Second, his edits are subtle but make what I’ve written shine. Third, well, the list goes on but in …

 

An email from Rene Craft

This month’s column was inspired by a chance email I received from Rene Craft. The email described her journey accepting that her son is autistic. It was such a moving and honest piece of writing that I asked if I …

 

An idea for this month’s column

I was kind of struggling to come up with an idea for this month’s column. Because Austin had been such a hot bed of national politics for the last month, it only made sense that I think about families and …