MALEKU CHILDREN SHARE THEIR STORIES: My World Project in Costa Rica

My World Project on Facebook “Conservemas la Naturaleza y aseguremos la Vida al Mundo.” ~ Eugenia Alvarez Elizondo, teacher in the Maleku school. Maleku school children, their teacher, Eugenia Alvarez Elizondo, and Daniel Spreen Wilson On July 6, 2016 I landed in Liberia, intent on staying near Lake Arenal for three months, maybe longer. It’sContinue reading “MALEKU CHILDREN SHARE THEIR STORIES: My World Project in Costa Rica”

My Guest Post for Author Christine Potter!

My Guest Post for Author Christine Potter! I want to thank Christine for hosting me. This is my first experience writing a post in an exchange with another author and it was fun! Here is my post about how my traveling experiences inspired Book of Angels and the NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES, with photos and everything!Continue reading “My Guest Post for Author Christine Potter!”

Do Artists have a Responsibility to Society?

Inspiring view from my balcony, Lake Arenal, Costa Rica. It is my opinion, as an artist, that we do not have a responsibility to society. We are not answerable to anyone other than ourselves. As artists our struggle is to be true to our own voices, not some else’s. An artist shouldn’t feel a burden orContinue reading “Do Artists have a Responsibility to Society?”

Interview about MY WORLD PROJECT

The Missing Slate, Interview with My World Project Founder Karen Hunt “For me, this is a way of life. It isn’t a “cause,” it isn’t a “movement.” I can’t put some spin on it. There aren’t any buzz words. It is how I choose to live, and I really can’t help it. It is soContinue reading “Interview about MY WORLD PROJECT”

HOW MY TRAVELS AND WORK WITH YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD INSPIRES NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES

FANTASY LITERATURE Expanded Universe article Inspired by my current travels to Sucre, Bolivia, where I am writing for two months Writing is never just about sitting down in front of a computer and obsessing about characters and stories. For me, writing is powerfully connected to my life experiences. And some of the most influential experiences I’ve had have been theContinue reading “HOW MY TRAVELS AND WORK WITH YOUTH AROUND THE WORLD INSPIRES NIGHT ANGELS CHRONICLES”

YA INSIDER GRAND OPENING EVENT

Key of Mystery featured for the month of May at YA Insider Grand Opening Party This is an exciting event happening the entire month of May at YA Insider. Lots of prizes and Giveaways. Key of Mystery is a featured book so make sure to check it out!  

JUST BECAUSE I’M AN “ARTIST” I MUST BE FLIGHTY AND DISORGANIZED…EXCUSE ME, WHAT?

Writing in a café in Kranj, Slovenia Throughout my life the assumption has repeatedly been made that because I am an artist (include writer in that title), I must therefore be flighty, impractical, moody and disorganized. Oh, and most likely a drug addict and/or alcoholic, have loose morals and most definitely, my bedroom must be a mess. The listContinue reading “JUST BECAUSE I’M AN “ARTIST” I MUST BE FLIGHTY AND DISORGANIZED…EXCUSE ME, WHAT?”

BEING A BRAND NEW AUTHOR (in a new catagory) IS SO COOL

Evernight Teen Published Key of Mystery I always wondered what this would feel like. I was determined to know what this feels like. And it feels great. I am just going to enjoy these moments of being a new author. I have had many children’s books published in the past, picture books that I wroteContinue reading “BEING A BRAND NEW AUTHOR (in a new catagory) IS SO COOL”

FIGHTING FEAR WITH LIGHT

Life is strange. Here I am in this beautiful place by the sea in Costa Rica, in a little outdoor restaurant, lights twinkling, the hypnotic sound of the waves, and I am at the same time watching on the news the carnage and suffering in Paris, and thinking next Friday I will be in MarrakechContinue reading “FIGHTING FEAR WITH LIGHT”

A CHALLENGING LIFE? THAT MEANS YOU ARE REALLY LIVING!

When you are caring for a grandchild, writing a book, teaching boxing and kick boxing and traveling the world, life can be challenging…at it’s all good!