Dear Friends, Students and Colleagues,

Here’s a quick hello to wish you a fabulous autumn, my favorite time of year. Fall reminds me of school starting, homecoming, bonfires and football games (because I played clarinet in pep band in high school, not because I follow the sport!) When the tree leaves start changing colors, it always feels more like the beginning of a new year to me than when January rolls around in the middle of winter.  

Exciting news…I was interviewed by the delightful Paula Vail for her Elevating Your Life show.

The show will be broadcast on KMET 1490 am radio on Sunday October 23rd, 2022, at 8:00 am Pacific time, with a reach of 3.5 million listeners. You can also watch the 27-minute interview on Paula’s YouTube channel:

I’m rehearsing every Monday and Wednesday for the NST holiday show, and it’s been a blast! Some of these songs are tricky with complex harmonies, so they’re keeping me on my toes (figuratively) for sure! The three performance dates will be at 2:00 pm, Rise Canterbury Church in Tigard, Oregon, November 16th, 18th, and 19th – that’s Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. I already lassoed my husband into box office duty on Saturday, when he can attend the show along with my two best friends. I really think it’s going to be an awesome, fun show. Come join us if you can.

And…one last thing! I’m giving my eBook, How Abella Found Her Voice, away for free in exchange for a review on my website. (I can’t put it up on Amazon – the video files are too large.) Between now (whenever you read this) and Friday, October 28th before midnight, simply send an email to [email protected] with FREE ABELLA in the subject line, and I’ll send you the link to the eBook and where to write your review. The PDF version is 36 pages, won’t take long to read, and you can write a review after reading just a few pages here and there.

After she is tragically orphaned, young Abella loses the ability to speak her truth and express herself. She is sent to live with a reclusive uncle she’s never met, and her only friend is her horse. Abella endures heartbreak, loneliness and questions who she truly is inside. Eventually, she meets friends and animals who help her not only regain her voice, but also uncover her strength and purpose.

Love Your Voice and Voice Your Love,