Shocking me is not an easy accomplishment. I spent much of my childhood in a bar. But today a woman who I don’t know set her mouth to flying in response to someone practically drag racing down her road. She used the phrase Jesus Christ on a cross as a substitute for cussing. That was the first... Continue Reading →

Her Eyes Bugged Out, She Smelled like Vicks, She Hated Left Handed Kids

Mrs. Browley, my kindergarten teacher reprimanded me lots of times every day. My speech impediment had me mispronouncing many words and she repeatedly corrected me. I faced other challenges, too. I couldn’t tie my shoes, tell time, write numbers or letters—not even those in my name. Mother hadn’t prepared me for kindergarten. She didn’t see... Continue Reading →

Defeating Fear to Help Others

My Journey of Defeating Fear to Help Others by Memoir Author Pamela Koefoed Posted by Kathleen Pooler/@kathypooler with Pamela Koefoed/@JoyRideBook   Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway
- John Wayne So often when we write a memoir, the story develops a life of its own and becomes a part of a larger... Continue Reading →

Authors, Writers, Public Speakers: Get Free Advertising and Share your Memories of Mom…In Honor of Mother’s Day

This is a busy season for my husband and me. Family, teaching, public speaking, radio interviews, and writing obligations have most everyday filled to the brim. Because I'm faced with the challenges of fitting everything into a tight schedule, I'm reaching out to writers and public speakers to help me out by writing on my... Continue Reading →

For Readers of JoyRide, We’re Giving Away Copies, Respond by April 30th.

If you've read JoyRide: Life, Death and Forgiveness, share about your reading experience on or to be entered in a drawing for gift copies of JoyRide. Vern and I are grateful for the dozens of readers who have already shared about their reading experience with us. The feedback has inspired us to continue reaching... Continue Reading →

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