A few years ago, an ER doctor asked me if my mother was DNR. Mom was in cardiac arrest. The doctor and I stood in the hallway, just outside of Mom’s room. I answered with Mom’s wishes: Yes. (She had spent the previous eight months battling squamous cell carcinoma of the tonsils.) The doctor confirmed […]
BornWilder is not simply the name of a website. It was chosen in homage to my struggle in establishing identity during my late twenties. Woman, (single) mother, and writer. Often times the most significant decisions we make are ones that go unnoticed by others. Read the story here.
Triangle Book and Writer Conference
*Rescheduled from September 15, 2018
Poetry and Song Panel
February 16, 2019
8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
McKimmon Center at NC State
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC 27606
Register here. (Enter promotional code WILD to receive 50% off. Offer expires January 31, 2019.)
It’s half way through 2018. A lot has shifted since setting goals for this year. The main thing that’s shifted is my professional focus. Come September, instead of growing my web design business, I will focus on writing and building my writing career. It’s interesting that even as I wrote that last sentence, it felt […]
To help my four-year-old boys’ learn how to make a resolution, I purchased, “Squirrel’s New Year’s Resolution,” by Pat Miller. The core message is summed up when Bear, the librarian at Lonewood Library, explains a New Year’s Resolution to Squirrel. “A resolution is a promise you make to yourself to be better or to help […]