Teaser Post: Trust and Obey

by Kim Peterson

“Am I rich?” “Am I famous?” “Am I on a bestseller list?” Often, we writers ask questions like these as we try to measure our success. The problem? Most of you, like me, have to say no to these questions. Unless we’ve been fortunate enough to author beloved children’s books or a series of YA […]

Making Mud Pies

by Kim Peterson

I’m told I was a particularly difficult baby and a challenging child. The family blames the first on colic; I blame the second on a vivid imagination. Whatever the cause, a series of photos seems to substantiate the claims of my parentals, aunts and uncles, and grandmother. One snapshot in particular comes to mind. Picture […]

Back to Basics

by Kim Peterson   Every January, I return to the basics. Not resolutions exactly, but I return to what anchors me. Ideally, I maintain good writer-ly habits all year: I write in my journal daily. (Um, only did that one year.) I nurture my creativity regularly. (Well, it’s on my to-do list.) I edit and […]