Recently, I was interviewed by a local TV station about my books, Musing Off the Mat and Jimmy and Me, A Sister’s Memoir. Take a look!
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Happy Summer! Happy Reading!
A yoga friend told me she reads Musing Off the Mat while waiting for her son at appointments and school functions.
“It’s funny, charming, and calming, three things greatly needed in current times!” she says.
Another friend told me that her boyfriend likes reading the short personal essays in the bathtub because it helps him relax.
I’m humbled and honored by these comments. My goal with this book was to provide readers with a diversion from their hectic days. Read it from beginning to end or simply fan through the pages and select a short essay to free you from worry or routine. You’ll laugh, nod in agreement, and maybe even shed a tear.
Whether you’re waiting in the pick-up line, soaking in the tub after a hard day’s work, or just having toes up time, my stories will take you away for a few moments. Order your copy on Amazon. Buy one for a friend, too!
Tell me your favorite summer vacation spot and win an autographed copy of Musing Off the Mat.
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The winner will be selected in a drawing on Friday, July 21st.
Stay cool and read about my memories and everyday moments.
In the preface of my book, I explain how the title Musing Off the Mat came to me while practicing yoga.
On Saturday, June 24th, Kristin Olson graciously hosted a book signing for me at her studio, Home Yoga, where I am a regular.
While chatting with friends who attended the event, I noticed Kristin’s 8-year-old daughter Ashlin reading my book. The image of her nestled there on the couch in the lobby of the studio warmed me.
Many kind people have complimented me on the book, however watching this precious young girl read my personal essays was the most gratifying part of the day and better than any book sale.
Thank you, Ashlin. Read for life and love.
Welcome! Readers like you inspired me to launch my blog, Musing Off the Mat, in 2013. For four years, I wrote about the simplicity of everyday things involving family, food, yoga, and more. The result is my first book. Thank you!
On this blog, I’ll write about my new role as a published author. I’ll share my experience with self-publishing (not so easy!) and what I encounter promoting and selling a book. And I’ll continue writing about those daily happenings that make me shake my head in wonder.
Writing is a solitary endeavor. Yet, I did not achieve the goal of self-publishing a book on my own. Along the way, several people helped me and I want to thank them.
First, my writing partner, Kathleen Molloy Nollet (Education Spring). Kathy was with me before I launched the blog, met me at the local library countless times, and answered my calls. She prodded and always encouraged me. We had a lot of laughs along the way.
I’m indebted to Kelly Pelissier at Sage Hill Design for her design expertise of the book’s interior and cover. I know my limits and it was clear that I could not complete the layout without the technical skill required for a quality product. Working with Kelly was fun. She taught me a lot and I’m excited to be working with her on my forthcoming memoir.
Kieran Chapman introduced me to Kelly and built this web site. He is knowledgeable, talented, and efficient. Both Kelly and Kieran are very responsive and easy to work with.
Ellen Alden is a new author who provided encouragement and advice about self-publishing.
If you’re new to my blog, thank you for stopping by. If you were a follower of my first blog, thanks for sticking with me.