The Art of Intuitive Interviewing

I spent quite a bit of time over the last few weeks interviewing six community leaders for a local newspaper feature. I’ve been asked several times how to interview people and what questions should you ask to get the right responses. Those are hard questions for me to answer, but have led me to think […]

Advice to my 16-Year-Old Self

Me at age 16 (It’s the best I could do) Last month I had the great pleasure of seeing my musical hero, Mary Chapin Carpenter, in concert. I’ve seen her so many times I’ve lost count, and each performance brings something different to me. This concert she performed alongside Shawn Colvin. The two of them […]

44 Questions Answered About Me and My 44 Years

I turned 44 years old yesterday. When I turned 39, I wrote a blog post that included 39 things about myself. I decided to take on that challenge again this year, and write 44 things about myself. It was tougher than the last time because I had to come up with new items to share. […]

A Gift Guide for Writers: 6 Ideas for a Writer’s Wish List

I’m guessing many of you fall into two camps when it comes to holiday gift-giving. The first camp is always looking for ideas for family and friends. The second camp includes people that have yet to compile a wish list detailing the things you want. In the spirit of giving, here are six items that will […]