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MichMash Podcast

By on May 6, 2016 in Advent and Christmas, Announcements, Great Links, Moms, The Creative Life | 0 comments

Share laughs and stories with my friend Mich Hancock and I on her wonderful podcast, MichMash! We talk writing, parenting, creativity, and life. Listen in! https://soundcloud.com/studio-c-radio/michmash-episode-10

Maria’s Musings and Advice: Volume I

By on Apr 20, 2016 in Advice, Announcements | 6 comments

Dear Readers, In a quandary? Life got you down? Need some perspective, or to just catch your breath? Check this out: The first edition of my new advice column! I’ll answer questions every week,* so if you’d like to send me one, click here. I look forward to hearing from you, or “for a friend”!    Dear...

Alive to Thrive, especially during the holidays!

By on Dec 4, 2015 in Advent and Christmas, Announcements, Everyday Inspired, The Creative Life | 0 comments

Please listen to the podcast of my conversation with Brenda Fraser on her Alive to Thrive radio show. We had a terrific chat about the creative life, managing stress and grief during the holidays, and more! You can listen here, or download the...

Help me meet my muse in Montana and be a part of my next book!

By on Sep 28, 2015 in Announcements, Maria's Blog, The Creative Life | 0 comments

Thanks to my husband Steve, 2015 began with my quest to write a novel. He gave me a copy of the fantastic No Plot? No Problem! by “National Novel Writing Month” founder Chris Baty for Christmas. In January, I was off to a great start, when some personal and professional setbacks sent my story to the back burner. Now I’m back at it....

Midterm break

By on Jul 4, 2014 in Announcements, Everyday Inspired | 0 comments

“Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life,” said the great screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.   At this just-past-the-midpoint in writing my Everyday Inspired collection of reflections, I’m taking some time to clear my head and open my heart to new inspiration. I need to live...

Let’s Get Ready! Act now through July 25

By on Jun 25, 2014 in Advent and Christmas, Announcements | 0 comments

“This year, it will be different.” I make this promise to myself every year: Christmas will be different. No stress, plan ahead, take my time, enjoy my family, pray every day. Though it’s tough to think about when the world is green and the air is humid, June 25 signals 6 months to prep! Get a head start on the season...