Launch Day!

October 3, 2016By auroraInsights 1 Comment

  Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love I am so excited to announce that Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love officially publishes today! This amazing idea came to me in the middle of January 2016, about eight short months ago. I decided to take it upon myself to write and illustrate a children’s … Read More

My New Societal Title

September 30, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Single Mom. It all happened quite by surprise one day. I was with a friend at a leadership celebration where I was being honored for my achievement. She introduced me with kindness and grace and spoke of my unending drive and love. She said so very many wonderful things about me. I even blushed. … Read More

The World’s Worst Road Trip

September 28, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  In the Mysterious Case of the Explosive Dog Poo Once upon a time I set out on a great, big road trip with my family and our two dalmatians. I had our hotel booked for the first night on the journey only five hours away. It seemed so easy when I planned it all out, … Read More

Surviving Two Kickstarter Campaigns

September 26, 2016By auroraInsights 1 Comment

  Living through the Kickstarter rollercoaster.  I did it twice. TWICE! What kind of lunatic does that rollercoaster twice? Me. That’s who. I did it back in 2013 with my first novel Bloodmark in the Bloodmark Saga, to help pay for the marketing, editing and proofing process before it ever got printed. I remember that … Read More

Learn to See Those Around You.

September 23, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  Pay Kindness Forward.  Sometimes in life, we are running so fast to survive, we stop seeing the people around us, for what they truly are . . . other human beings in need of love. We just see them as the guy that gives me coffee, the waitress serving my table, the woman at … Read More

Staring at Things and Eating Stuff

September 21, 2016By auroraInsights 1 Comment

  Dealing with Death I’ve now lost all my grandparents. My paternal grandfather when I was very young, and I have very few memories of him. My paternal grandmother after many many years in a nursing home. She taught me to love kittens and life on the farm. My maternal grandmother after a long fight … Read More

The Birth of a Doula

September 19, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

  My journey to becoming a doula. I have always been a nurturer. A soul bound to the earth and love. Even as a reader and a writer, I was drawn to stories with doulas and midwives, but it wasn’t until years later that I met a beautiful woman named Stephanie Sinclair that my fate … Read More

Bad Moms

August 25, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

Truth Hurts I finally hopped on the mama bandwagon and made it to the theater to see Bad Moms. It was hysterical. I laughed so hard. It was so very right on . . . but sometimes truth hurts. There were so many parts of that movie that I thought to myself, yep that happened … Read More

The Mysterious Hair

August 23, 2016By auroraInsights No Comments

How is it that long! We’ve all been there. Somewhere in your 20’s you find your first mystery hair . . . and then they are forever. I check every morning for that horrible little sneak. Looking in my magnifying mirror for a hair sprouting from my chin. I slowly rub my finger back and … Read More

Interview on WCCO Radio!

July 25, 2016By auroraAuthor Life, Insights No Comments

  First Time on Live Radio! I am so excited to announce that on Friday, July 22 on WCCO Radio with Roshini Rajkumar, I was featured talking about Mama’s Knight: A Cancer Story of Love and the vision of the book. I was so nervous I was shaking like a leaf. I hope I still sound … Read More