Getting Empty to Find Your North Star

Can you see where you’re going on a really cloudy day? Can you find your favorite shirt if it’s in a messy closet? Do you know how you really feel if you’ve buried your feelings? Can you promote your personal brand and attract the right customers if you are so busy that you’ve lost your passion and…

How to Win Friends & Influence People for Real

I guess we could just cut to the chase and say, “don’t be a d-bag, don’t be a beyotch,” but of course it goes way beyond that. (Good starting point, though!) When I decided I needed a good ol’ kick in my party pants to get my own personal brand in order so I could…

What is it you really want?

It was the summer of 2015 and I sat in my leased house in NW Edmond feeling a little lost and sorry for myself. My kids were with their dad and I felt the enormity of the silence. The quiet was yelling at me. “WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?”  Because I’m an ENTJ (Extrovert,…

Top 10 Moments from My Book Tour

If I had it to do all over again, I would. My sisterhood fly tour this summer was special, not only because it was the most amazing excuse ever to get to visit my girlfriends across three states, but also because adventure is its own reward. I visited Woodward, OK, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Wichita, Kansas and Dallas, Texas…

Keep Calm and Launch On: #FamilyCharms

Today is the official launch day for my fifth women’s fiction novel, Family Charms. The journey to this story began when I was four years old and I took my first plane ride. My mother was leaving my father and going to stay with family and I presume start a new life. Within a year,…

Self-discovery on the Road and the Sisterhood Tour

It’s one thing to navel gaze when you’re in your own element, but I believe you can discover who you really are when you’re away from your daily grind. This summer I’ve spent a lot of time traveling and am getting ready for five stops on my fly sisterhood tour to promote TWIN FALLS and…

Mojo Interview with Author Brenda Janowitz

First, welcome to all of my new readers who found me due to my sisterhood post last week. Thank you so much for sharing it and letting me know that it has resonated with you. One way I live the Symphony is to nurture sisterhood in my life, and that includes being a part of…

Summer and Taking Turns

The end of the school year is mocking me. I can hear summer coming, whistling and skipping closer to me while I shrink back into the shadows, covering my ears and pretending the days of “I’m bored” and endless interruption aren’t at hand. As a mom, summer is a blessing. No more early morning ritual!…

Kicking off the Sleigh Read Tour

It’s an honor to be the first driver in the Sleigh Read tour. My sleigh is shiny red, so glossy you can see winding down the road a mile away, led by beautiful Clydesdale horses featured in my Sleigh Ride: A Winter Anthology story, “Snowflakes and Stones.” I’ve borrowed the hand-made purple scarf featured in…

The Swinging Vine Brand Theory

With five back-to-back and two simultaneous releases at Buzz Books this fall and a busy caseload on the branding front, I’ve been thinking about Discoverability and Action. You can’t have one without the other, but what surprises companies and authors the most is just how MUCH action is takes to get traction. I got an…

Spark and Hustle

Welcome to my new weekly blog on creativity, mojo and zen. Each week I’ll share sources of inspiration, whether it’s a photo, an event or online resource, to keep you motivated to pursue your dreams and feel peace in the present. When thinking about who I am and what I want to say, these were…