My Mother is Brilliant [What a Widow’s Ministry Can Teach Us About Love]

The following is a draft excerpt from #TheScotlandBook – a memoir I’m writing about my time spent in Scotland three years ago before I moved here to Atlanta. My mother knew about Professor and she’d already quickly dismissed the idea that I should ever take him seriously, remaining consistent with her Yoda-like prophecy (which almost…

Leaving Greenville, SC

The following is an excerpt written for #TheScotlandBook and is a part of a backstory about why I left Greenville to move to Columbia (which then would become a springboard to live in Scotland for a year).  LEAVING GREENVILLE | SEPT. 25, 2013 Stepping onto the red carpet, I momentarily wished I’d been gliding across…

What does ARC mean in the book writing world? (And other writer-jargon)

There’s so much to learn when writing a book – especially with regards to acronyms and jargon used in the community. This is a new term I learned today from Instagrammer @novelknight – who’s been in the industry for eight years and is still learning! (A comfort to hear for newbies like myself). Here’s their…

AWESOME Reminders.

AWESOME. Sometimes you just have seemingly unmerited and yet absolutely undeniable favor show up in your life. Despite the challenges and obstacles you might face, when you’re not sure yet how things are going to turn out, somehow that silver lining of promise seems to always come through (and at the most unexpected times). As…

Take it ALL higher.

HIGHER: A good friend just called me with the most inspirational message I’ve probably heard all year – and out of the blue at that. “Everything needs to go higher!” Everything’s too low, we’ve got to elevate some things. Our conversations. Our ideas. Our strategy. Our tactics. Our relationships. Our businesses. Our families. It reminded…

Invisible

I was just sitting here at Starbucks – busy, working on a couple of projects. Taking a couple of calls. This is right in the heart of midtown Atlanta – not far from the Botanical Garden or Piedmont Park. I’ve been to this Starbucks before and was just here for lunch with a friend a…