Posts by SusieFinkbeiner

The Story of Half a Book by Glenys Nellist

The Story of Half a Book by Glenys Nellist

By on Sep 20, 2017 in Blog | 6 comments

This year we welcome Glenys Nellist as a breakout session leader at Breathe.  *** It’s summer 2010. My first children’s book manuscript sits on a shelf. Half finished. Gathering dust. It’s been there a long time. And it would have stayed there, had it not been for my husband. Where’s your book? he asks one day. Oh, that. It’s on the shelf. Why? Because it’s a waste...

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The Writing Life from Room Two By Shari Dragovich

The Writing Life from Room Two By Shari Dragovich

By on Sep 15, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

I am writing this blog post from Room #2 of the Blue Ridge Surgery Center where my son was just wheeled back to have surgery on his neck—well, inside his neck. The room is sparse; ecru walls, ecru tile, navy trim. Nothing to distract as far as décor. The door is still open. Occasionally I catch sight of some person dressed in all blue out of the corner of my eyes. I...

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Connection – God, Spirit and Grace by Beth Sowles

Connection – God, Spirit and Grace by Beth Sowles

By on Sep 13, 2017 in Blog | 1 comment

A couple of years before my dad passed away, he had gotten to the point that he wasn’t driving anymore and very dependent on friends and family. Every weekend, I had what I called “Daddy Duty”. I would come out to his place every Friday night and stay with him until Sunday. Friday nights were always spent at the Legion for fish fries, Saturdays doing errands and...

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