Thursday, April 25, 2024

Keys to becoming a successful author

 Have you ever wanted to become a successful author? That's a great goal. Unfortunately, according to a 2023 study, the odds of an author getting their work published is between 1 to 2 percent. My latest newsletter article talks about essential keys to increasing those odds, as well as other insights. If you like the article, be sure to subscribe and share it with others. Enjoy!

Wednesday, March 27, 2024

I love reading to my grandkids. When my children were younger, I loved reading to them. At the time, I didn't realize what a great impact it would have on their lives. Want to learn the science behind parent-to-child reading, as well as get an update on my latest author activities? Check out my March newsletter.

Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Overcoming the winter blues


Less sunlight. It's cold outside, or raining or snowing. You feel down more than usual. You've got the winter blues. But there are things you can do to lift your mood and better enjoy winter. And it all begins with engaging your happy hormones. Discover how in my January newsletter.

Monday, December 11, 2023

Enjoy holiday traditions for better health and happiness

 Multiple studies indicate that people that engaging in holiday traditions can strengthen relationships and improve mental, emotional, and physical health. In our family, holiday traditions have evolved over time, but I would agree with the studies' statements; that they've brought our family closer together and have helped us in a time of year when mental and emotional could otherwise become more fragile. So, whatever your beliefs, engage or create new holiday traditions and allow them to help you better enjoy the holiday season.

As a Christian, my most cherished holiday tradition is celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. I love him and I worship him as my Savior and the Savior of the world. Have a wonderful holiday season as you celebrate your religious beliefs and engage in holiday traditions that make this season the most wonderful time of the year.


For more on the benefits of holiday traditions, check out my December newsletter.

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Italy and Roman Mythology

Last month my wife and I visited Rome and Sicily. It's a beautiful country with a rich culture. To get a taste of our trip, watch our reel

In celebration of our visit to Italia, my October newsletter focused on the importance of Roman mythology and other mythology inspired books in terms getting non-readers to read. I hope you enjoy them.

Friday, September 29, 2023

How to build readers with art


Legacy of Life by Howard Lyon
It's amazing what can happen when you combine art with the written word, whether it's picture books, graphic novels, or cover art. Not only does art have the ability to engage readers, but it improves comprehension and retention. 

Art speaks to our imagination and inspires. Learn more about the power that art brings to the written word in my latest issue of Worth & Soul of Words. Special thanks to Howard Lyon for is contribution to this month's issue.

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Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Power of reading to newborns and older


Did you know that reading to you newborn all the way to age 5 can expose them to about 1.4 million words, which can give them head when it comes time to go to school? Impressive. Did you also know I'm working on a YA fantasy and we just had grandchild number three. Read and subscribe to my new newsletter, Worth & Soul of Words, to learn more.