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Hello, friends!

As many of you know, I’ve been tap-tap-tapping on my keyboard and learning the craft of writing from the most brilliant of teachers. There are so many people to thank: Kate Hopper, Julie Burton, Nina Badzin, Herta Feely, and Linda Sivertsen. These wonderful writers have propelled me forward, and I’m delighted to say I’ve finished writing A Whole Lot of Wonderful: A Memoir of Family, Humor, and Incurable Hope.

What is this book about?

Over thirty years, I’ve had four kidney transplants. Yes, that’s a lot. So despair has wrestled with hope. But when hope wins, life is the prize. When your mom and husband both jump at the chance to donate their kidneys, it’s hard not to feel explosive gratitude. And kindness and joy rise to the top.

Live Happy, Dammit! extends far beyond my story because we all face uncertainty. Right? Shouldn’t we strive to live happy, anyway? I’ve learned that when gratitude navigates, you end up in a better place.

What’s next?: I’m diving into the tricky (and some say nearly impossible) task of finding an agent and publisher with a broad reach. If that doesn’t work, I’ll figure out Plan B. And no matter what, I’ll have fun in the process.

What I Believe: You can’t be a realist if you don’t believe in miracles. So I’m driven to share this wellness story made possible by people helping people. Despite the fact we never know what’s ahead, if we seek happiness, we will find it.

Send me an email if you’d like to get on a pre-order list for a copy!

Joyful regards,