The Jewel Thief

Colorado Connections: The Jewel Thief, by Jeannie Mobley Confession: I have been waiting to read this book for years. At a Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI conference lunch table, I asked award-winning Colorado author Jeannie Mobley about her work in progress. I’d loved her earlier MG novels (Katerina’s Wish, Searching for Silverheels, and Bobby Lee Claremont … More The Jewel Thief

Elizabeth Holman and “Facility Dog 101”

First published in PeEmail, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Canine Companions for Independence newsletter, April 2019 Colorado’s Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) village has known Elizabeth Holman first as a puppy raiser, then as a graduate team — first with facility dog Waffle, and now with Tootsie. Professionally, however, she’s Dr. Elizabeth Holman, Palliative Care Psychologist … More Elizabeth Holman and “Facility Dog 101”

PRACTICALLY PERFECT: Ideal Roses for Your Garden — and Their Secrets for Success

By Susan Wroble (Based on presentation by Tammy Jansen at the DRS 2017 SymROSEium) Like so many of us, Consulting Rosarian Tammy Jansen daydreams of the perfect rose. You know the one — its incredible form captures Queen of Show. It’s a disease-free, pest-free, non-stop bloomer. Of course, the perfect rose is thornless and self-cleaning. It has beautiful … More PRACTICALLY PERFECT: Ideal Roses for Your Garden — and Their Secrets for Success

Leaping into Genres

This past fall, I took a leap. I had wanted to take a more active role in the Rocky Mountain Chapter of SCBWI. When an opportunity arose, I volunteered to co-lead a new writing group — the Denver South Connect and Critique. Working with my co-leader, the talented Judy Rose (author of the award-winning Look … More Leaping into Genres