Till Disease Do Us Part-Caregiver Burnout
In this short story, remembering my experience at care giving a husband with Parkinson’s Disease was painful and also cathartic. Hindsight is always good at showing us the changes we might have made in the way we handled ourselves in any given situation. I wanted to honestly record in TILL DISEASE DO US PART how easy it is to go from relative sanity to burnout. If this report could help even one burned out caregiver realize they’re not alone I’d feel writing it was worth every painful moment.
How Not To Run A B&B
I’d been running a B&B in Vancouver, and it wasn’t until I moved to my home town and opened another one that I decided to write about the experience. I’ve only recently closed the second version of the Blue Collar, because I wanted to get back to writing full time. The Vancouver version is filled with true accounts of the weird and wonderful people who came and stayed, and my even more weird and wonderful dear friends.
Deeter, The Dog Who Wouldn’t Listen
My grandkids had a dog they adored called Deeter. Unfortunately, Deeter died some time ago. Lindsey and Ryan wanted to help write a story about him that would keep his memory alive always. And that’s how the kid’s book, DEETER, THE DOG WHO DIDN’T LISTEN, came about.