Friends & Lovers Series

Caroline Singleton is a talented, successful artist who was raised in the lap of luxury in her affluent Chicago neighborhood. On her way to a promising second interview with an integrated marketing firm, she bumps into a man who takes her breath away, both literally and figuratively. Brian Keenan is a former cop from a…… Continue reading Friends & Lovers Series


Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a beautiful, peaceful city and I had a lovely time. Stayed just a few blocks from downtown in a quaint B&B. The restaurants are amazing, as is the beach. Loved the courthouse and the museum. Downtown was so clean and spacious and the city is extremely walk-able. The week I spent there…… Continue reading Santa Barbara

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Branding and the Independent Creative

I recently attended a panel discussion designed to help the independent creative — musician, writer, performance artist, artist, photographer, etc. — learn how to brand herself. It wasn’t meant to be just about branding, but also about distinguishing one’s self above all the other artists who are also on their independent grind and who are…… Continue reading Branding and the Independent Creative


Today at the Lakefront

In recent years I’ve mostly used Chicago’s lakefront for utilitarian purposes: running or walking. I’ve rarely gone to just hang out and enjoy the day. I’m always too busy. In years past, especially when one niece in particular lived in the city, we’d go there almost weekly to sit on the rock croppings to talk,…… Continue reading Today at the Lakefront


Catch up on The Meadowlark Saga

with TWO exciting new sequels to Gee Whiz it’s Christmas.  Sometimes the best family is the one you make for yourself… Leonie Brooks will never forget the day she and her three sisters were put into “the system.” At twelve, she’d been the oldest, and used to being in control and responsible for them all. The…… Continue reading Catch up on The Meadowlark Saga