A number of people, organizations, and programs feed my writing.


  • Jeanne Guy.  Her “Your Life is Your Art” workshop taught me to listen to the inner me and challenged me to pursue the life I could imagine.  I continue to participate in her monthly gatherings.  Jeanne’s presence calms, excites, and focuses me.  
  • Janet Conner.  She is a writer and writing teacher who uses a method of deep soul journal writing that she developed through her own writing practice.  I recommend her book, Writing Down Your Soul.
  • Mary Anne Radmacher. She is a writer, artist, and the creator of my favorite personalized journal, which is pictured here.
  • Read to Write Stories. This site by Michael Noll offers exercises and lessons based on current writing. I find new books and lots of useful tips through this page.
  • Story Circle Network. This organization offers online and live programs for women with stories to tell.  The classes give me opportunities to write with other women who love to write.
  • Writers’ League of Texas. This organization offers courses I’ve found useful. Through them, I found Michael Noll, whom I adore.
Programs (past and future):
  • Lifelines, A Weekend Writing Retreat with Christina Baldwin, March 4-6, 2011, Round Top, Texas
  • “Reframing Life Events into Stories of Empowerment” with Christina Baldwin through the Therapeutic Writing Institute, June 27 – July 22, 2011
  • “The Self as the Source of the Story,” with Christina Baldwin, November 27 – December 3, 2012, Whidbey Island, Washington
  • “Courage to Change, Courage to Love Yourself,” a Re-Story Writing Retreat for Women with Jeanne Guy, April 19-21, 2013, Round Top, Texas
  • “Storyline,” a conference with Donald Miller, October 12-13, 2013, Nashville, Texas

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