Fellowship, Family, & Friends

This post by Gayle M. Irwin This is my last post (for now, at least!) with this wonderful group of writers… and people. Since this is the week my parents are visiting, and also when I’ve spent time with wonderful friends, I thought I’d write a little reflection on fellowship, friends and family (which, of … Continue reading Fellowship, Family, & Friends


History’s Value

post (c) Doris McCraw I had the privilege to attend the 14th annual Pikes Peak Library District's History Symposium.  The topic this year was "Enduring Legacies and Forgotten Landmarks, the Built Environment of the Pikes Peak Region".  You can view a portion of it on face book here: https://www.facebook.com/PikesPeakLibraryDistrict As I sat and listened, along with … Continue reading History’s Value

Celebrate Earth Day

This post by Gayle M. Irwin It’s Earth Day! Well, Earth Day is actually tomorrow. What is Earth Day? Celebrated in many countries throughout the world since 1970, this special day was started in the United States and founded Gaylord Nelson, then a U.S. Senator from Wisconsin as an awareness event to the effects of … Continue reading Celebrate Earth Day

Novel Writing, Book Marketing, Event Planning… Oh My!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin November began with a BANG, and I was JAZZED! I had completed my magazine writing assignments for the year (or nearly so), book events were falling into place, and I had new marketing strategies to employ. Last Friday I secured radio and TV interviews for upcoming events and sent … Continue reading Novel Writing, Book Marketing, Event Planning… Oh My!


This post by Gayle M. Irwin   I debated what to write about for my first blog post this month. Originally, I wanted to write about visiting national parks this year, the centennial celebration of the National Park Service. Then I thought I’d write about dogs as October is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month. But, I’ve written … Continue reading Storms

I am a Writer!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin I have an anniversary coming up. Nine years ago next month I attended my first writers’ conference. I traveled to New Mexico thanks to a free airline ticket I received when I was bumped from a full flight six months prior. Two months after that conference, I left my … Continue reading I am a Writer!

Careful What You Wish For!

This post by Gayle M. Irwin Earlier this year I set a personal goal to increase my freelance writing endeavors. It is my desire to be a fulltime freelancer and to write and publish my own books. More freelance opportunities have come my way in the past month, and in September, I’ll be writing five … Continue reading Careful What You Wish For!

From Winter to Spring

This post by Gayle M. Irwin One week ago my community became buried in 14+ inches of heavy, wet snow. Businesses closed, including the community college and the non-profit organization for which I work. Two days later, I was 275 miles north in Montana and enjoyed a weekend of 65 – 75 degree temperatures (and … Continue reading From Winter to Spring

Reflections – Who’s That in the Mirror?

This post by Gayle M. Irwin We all look in the mirror, some people more often than others. Me, I'm not much for mirrors because I generally don't like what reflects back at me. I especially dislike full-length mirrors. My husband and I attempted a lifestyle eating change in October, and we did wonderfully for … Continue reading Reflections – Who’s That in the Mirror?

When It Rains… by Erin Farwell

Last summer I embarked on a new venture as a freelance writer. It’s had its ups and downs but overall things have gone very well. I want to cut back a bit over the summer both to spend time with the kid and to work on my book. My daughter’s summer break started last week … Continue reading When It Rains… by Erin Farwell