Art, Book Reviews

One Hundred and Five

Thank you so very much to everyone who has contributed to my publishing campaign for ‘I Am More Than Just a Girl’.

So far we are off to a great start. We now have $105.00 in the pot. I feel very optimistic to have reached this goal. It may not seem like much, but in my past fundraising experience people are more likely to donate when they see real progress.

Don’t forget to check out my list of ways you help us reach our goal on my blog here:

Only have $1 to spare? You can download a digital print of my art here:

If you want to empower young women, pass this blog post on!  I need the power of YOU and YOUR FRIENDS to find the right people who can donate money towards publishing.

🙂 Download this photo to use in your own blog post about this campaign.

Book Reviews, I Am More Than Just a Girl Book

Free Books For Youth

Do you work with youth?

Would you like a free copy of my book to empower young women?

I will be giving away a copy of my book, I Am More Than Just a Girl” to 150 youth organizations.  If you would like a free copy use the Contact Page. I will return your email as soon as possible.  Organizations that charge young women for services may not participate in this free offer.

This is a book to empower young women with information, creative exercises and loving acceptance. There are fun activities and journal pages so you can be creative. The book is intended for residents of the USA, because of the hotline resources listed inside. Still any young woman can read this book, there are even some young men that could read it and learn. You can read the complete book for free at

Topics Covered in This Book: *Positive thinking *Self Defense *Beauty and Image *Anger and Stress Management *Confidence *Women’s rights *Career *Education *Empowerment *Individualism *Volunteer and Community involvement *Acceptance of others *Sexual assault *Domestic violence and Bullying

Resources and Creative Exercises included in this book: *Journal Pages *Self expression *Affirmations *Inspirational and motivational activities *Meditation *Self defense guide with instructional images *National Hot-lines

This book is part of a project to encourage more young women to be strong, independent and intelligent. I want women to feel empowered, keep informed and be equal. I want you to know and feel that as an individual you matter and with the tools in the book you can accomplish your dreams that may seem out of reach. Realize that circumstances such as your economic situation, race, culture upbringing and prejudice do not have to control your life.

Since I am in the process of raising funds to publish enough books they will not be available until late Spring.  However I am starting my campaign in a few days and want to show people where the books are going.  If you want a book sign up now in the comment section before we get 150 requests.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Organizations who will receive a free book will be listed here:

To get your book faster and to learn more about this campaign visit my blog post “300 Books”,


Book Reviews, I Am More Than Just a Girl Book, Writing

What Are Your Wildest Expectations?

Mine are to make a positive difference in the world while creating what I love through art and writing.

According to Honie Briggs, one of her wildest expectations is “…everyone on the planet needs clean water, fresh air, nutritious food and liberty to be at their best. Each of us deserves to be free from poverty, fear and oppression.” That’s pretty wild to most people, but not impossible. I love that she writes without judgement, but is still opinionated. If you need a laugh, a mental bandaid or inspiration subscribe to her blog.

Honie is an indie author with a diverse and unique background. She is a veteran of the Air Force, a mother, a traveler and an inspiration for dreamers.  She has self published a book of fiction, “Summoning the Strength“. Her book follows Katherine Doyle  as she and the women in her life  make way through a changing world.  What I really like is when she states  “Grandmothers, mothers, sisters, and daughters make the same journey no matter the vehicle.” This is so true, but one it took me some time to learn.  We all have ups and downs, life is not perfect for anyone even those at peace because we do not live in a world of peace. We live in a world where the the one thing you can count on is we will change.  Even with cahnge, we will all take the same journey from birth to death.


This blogger has joined my blog challenge with her post, She is one of 500 bloggers who will share my book with girls and young women. My book can be read for free on my website and has resources and information for empowering young women. It is non-denominational and not affiliated with any organizations.