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Healing Waters

`It’s raining in my garden. We haven’t had rain in weeks. Sitting here at my computer the sound of the gentle continuous shower nudges my characters’ progress aside as I work on my latest novel. It seems to insist “listen to me, come see, come see.” I rise regretting, for just an instant missing what…

An Invitation

An Invitation from Thelma Giomi Please join me Sunday, at Treasure House Books in Old Town, July 14 at 1PM for the signing and reading from two of my books: the new edition of Weather’s Store and Church of My Heart, my sister, Debra’s experiences at the Petroglyph Park. I would love to share this cultural event with…

A Beautiful One

Today is the anniversary of a beautiful person’s passing. My sister , Debra Giomi, passed on this date leaving an enduring legacy of beauty to comfort those who knew her and those who never had the joy of meeting her. Her award-winning jewelry and sculptures carry the energy of her love of nature and life.…

So You Won an Award Now What?

Awards don’t always mean much except to the person receiving them. However, the award of 1st Place for Fiction for Shatter My Heart came with a review of the book. The words in that review were significant because they captured so much of my intent and hopes for the book.  Perhaps sharing this review will…

Will You Dance

The theme of healing through music, singing, dancing and storytelling are so integral to our well being. It is why I turned this year’s holiday poem toward the vibrancy of hearing our own song and dancing our own dance. Here is that poem from December 2018 and following it a similar sentiment by Gabrielle Roth.…

A Birthday Remembrance

Today I celebrate my mother’s birthday. A woman who loved being a mother more than anything. What I have of resilience and compassion I inherited from her. For others who no longer have the physical presence of their mother in there lives perhaps knowing that what some may call coincidence or synchronicity may just be…

Speaking of Writing/A program Review

Recently, I spoke to a group of highly successful writers, artists and composers. The topic, Writing Your Life into Literature, addresses all the ways we can write about our lives from memoir, to family histories, autobiography and so much more. Different challenges emerge when writing real life experiences into to a fiction novel and creating…

Finding Our Connections through the Words

It is a strange feeling for an author, a poet, to send her words out into the deep unknowing. Will they touch the intended heart? The one that was the reason the words needed to be sent out? Will they resonate and leave a trace of affirmation, hope, encouragement? It is a question I must…