Summer Road Trips Made Me the Creative I Am Today

I recently posted about the nostalgia I feel about summer road trips.  They made me the creative I am today.  Read about it below and see if you’ve had similar experiences! The summer after first grade, my family began a new annual tradition.  A day after school let out, we’d pile into the car and…

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What Makes Your #18FreeReads Writers Tick?

Hi Avid Readers! Did you ever want to peek behind the curtain of a romance writer’s mind? Today’s your lucky day! I interviewed my #18FreeReads compatriots on questions tickling my curiosity. (Haven’t heard of this giveaway? Download all of the books here until May 22.) What makes us tick? You, the readers, first and foremost!…

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Change is in the Air – or is it Spring?

It presses in like a dense fog, unabated and blinding.  Even as its weight sways us, we refuse to move.  Why?  Because change is…HARD. Some might say this thing that feels like change is simply the advent of a new season.  I beg to disagree, at least for me.  Change for me is inevitable.  Without…

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How I Meditate to Create

I get Busy Brain Syndrome.  The symptoms of BBS include multitasking, stressing about trying to get everything done, and inevitably dropping the ball on something because I’ve over-committed my time.  Does this sound like you?  Help is at your fingertips, and you don’t have to pay a guru to learn to overcome BBS. Granted, it’s…

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March – and the Traveling was Easy

I have to say it.  Travel is humbling. We just got back from a bucket list trip, a cruise around Cape Horn in South America with days in major cities added at either end.  It was amazing, enlightening, and befuddling, all at the same time.  And yes, rounding Cape Horn was as wild and crazy…

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Luck in the New Year – January 2017 Kohano Newsletter

To tickle your fancy: Serendipity, luck and preparation Cold weather activities in the garden Books to help you ward off the blues Here’s this month’s edition!     Frogs are a symbol of luck, fertility, prosperity, wealth, friendship and abundance in many cultures. Most importantly, they make me smile! What better way to begin this year?…

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Anticipating an Awesome 2017

It’s there, right around the corner.  The future.  A new year, one that I intend to turn into something awesome, and I WILL make it happen! I hear your questions, your doubts, your snide laughter of disbelief.  How can I know it will be awesome?  I mean, who can predict the future?  (2016 taught us…

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Grateful for the Season – December 2016 Kohano Newsletter

In this holiday edition of the Kohano Newsletter – What the holidays mean to me Yes, I love fruitcake! Last minute gift ideas Topics to dwell on! Happy December and whichever holidays you celebrate, my friends! It seems creativity and its results are all around us at this time of year.  From things we cook…

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Sunset Over Hanalei – November 2016 Kohano Newsletter

In this edition of the Kohano Newsletter – Hanalei Happiness Dover Sole with Soul NaNo Word Count, Holiday Promotions & More! Topics to dwell on! HANALEI HOLIDAY Aloha Avid Readers and Creatives! Technically, it’s post-aloha and post-turkey for Pirate and me, and time to say mahalo nui loa (thank you very much) for being a…

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The Joy in Creating Story

November is NaNoWriMo and has been for me since I began writing as my full time job.  This means that for the month, I dedicate myself to word count, hoping to hit the magic number of 50,000 words by its end.  That works out to about 1,667 words a day. I wasn’t planning on doing…

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