“If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.” - Gerald R. Ford As a writer, there may come a point when you’re going to...read more
"Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” - Amy Sedaris Cooley After 11 years, I lost my German Shepherd last week. As you may know, my story The Shoebox Effect starts off with the...read more
Just How Much Has Social Media Affected Our Lives? "It's a small world after all."- The Sherman Brothers for Walt Disney " Frank, me, Tony and Sylvania Benita Springs, Florida 2018, August Social media has really done something special that couldn’t be done when I was...read more
"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together."Vincent Van Gogh The Simple Things in Life Part of my memoir writing journey has been about self-discovery and the healing process. The events that lead me to write The Shoebox Effect were big ones....read more
“In case you never get a second chance: don't be afraid!" "And what if you do get a second chance?" "You take it!” C. JoyBell C. We’ve all been there. Maybe it is that lost love, the one that got away. It could be that opportunity you walked by. Not taking a chance...read more
“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.” -Aristotle Recently, I wrote about 5 Memoirs You Must Read in 2019. While each one of these books means something important to me, I wanted to do a special blog post today. As a writer I know all about the hard work...read more
Follow The Shoebox Effect on social media
what's in YOUR shoebox?