AN AUTHOR WHO WRITES ABOUT TRANSFORMatioNAL LIFE EXPERIENCES, HEALTH, AND WELLNESS
For all of my life, I have found joy in putting my thoughts into words and on paper. At the age of 11, my mother gave me a daily diary that was lockable, and in many ways, that small gift with a tiny key opened the door to the world of writing for me. Since then, I've kept a journal, capturing my daily thoughts and observations on pages in my handwriting.
From 1994 to 2019, I was the editor in chief of The Sandpaper, a quarterly newsletter publication that provides informative articles about daily work life and wellness topics that affect employees and supervisors.
Because of my decades of experience in workplace health and wellness, I am regarded as a technical expert in the field and frequently invited to contribute to a wide range of association and employer wellness publications. I was a regular feature writer for Northwest Dentistry, the award-winning bimonthly official journal of the Minnesota Dental Association.
I wrote a feature article titled "A Matter of Life and Death: Depression, Suicide, and Survivorship" in the September to October 2016 edition and won the International Golden Pen Award. The editor of Northwest Dentistry described this award as the Pulitzer Prize for Dental Journalism.
Today, I'm completing a book for a publication called Motivate Through Service: 13 Inspiring Ways to Build Enduring Relationships with People You Lead. This book provides a way forward for people stuck in traditional leadership practices by cultivating emotional and spiritual leadership qualities and having the motivation to serve while building strong work relationships.
I am currently finishing a memoir and have a book proposal on the market, "Breath of Life," about how love conquered the fear of covid death. I believe I have a beautiful, heart-touching, soul-feeding love story to share. Despite all efforts, in August of 2021, my husband, the great love of my life, caught breakthrough Covid. This story details my challenge to use our love and faith as well as my words to attract positivity in this time of struggle—first for myself, then for my husband, and eventually to hundreds of friends and relatives who joined in the intention to keep him alive. Eventually, the social media story went viral with 60,000+ views, and the story was picked up by The Twin Cities Pioneer Press and then by the Associated Press. (Article was written by Mary Divine)
Contact me to learn more about my written works. I will update you regarding the release of my upcoming book and how you can purchase it. To the publishers interested in working with me, I would love to discuss my book and plans with you.