The Day The World Trade Center Fell Down

September 11, 2020 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

Did you guys hear what happened this morning in New York City with the Twin Towers?” I looked up at my classmate, who stood on the other side of the bench in the girls’ locker room combing her blond hair. Like mine, it was matted and sticky with sweat from our workout. Our cheeks were…

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Writing a book is like having a baby

August 23, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

I’ve heard it said at writer’s conferences and through conversations with authors: Writing a book is like having a baby. I’ve not had the opportunity to experience the literal birthing process but, from what I understand, these events are fairly paralleled. As I write today, less than three weeks from my “due” date, I’m seeing…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 7

April 27, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Oh friends, so much to catch you up on. Here’s a long overdue book update! Cover It’s such a blissful thing as a writer to find a designer who puts your words into colors, shapes and styles. Will Bryan was the visual talent behind my devotional, Unexpected. And there was no question, I wanted him…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 6

February 13, 2020 | Danielle | Communications | 0

I’ve attended several writing conferences and overheard, on multiple occasions, that writing a book is like going through a pregnancy. Having never been pregnant myself, I’m not sure if this is a fair comparison. But, I will say  similarities seem to appear. I’m carrying a message inside of me, it’s a big part of me,…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 5

December 13, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 0

Writing a book is a funny thing. You hold this idea inside of you for so long, but once you start typing, finish your manuscript, sign with a publisher and get rolling on edits, it speeds by. This beautiful thing you’ve held so closely to your soul for many years is suddenly not “yours” anymore.…

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Writing My First Memoir – Part 4

November 4, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 6

This is a fitting title for this blog because since I last updated you, my memoir has gained a “Part 4.” Yep, that’s right. I thought I was done. Remember how in Part 3 I told you I finished writing, cried and then sent a book proposal out into the world? Well, I sent the…

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Writing my first memoir – Part 3

May 27, 2019 | Danielle | Communications | 4

Two years ago on Memorial Day weekend, I committed to writing my book. Today, I’m proud to say, it is finished. The first full draft of my memoir is complete. A full manuscript – around 43,000 words – now sits in the Documents folder on my laptop (and is backed up in the Cloud). How…

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Colon Cancer Books

March 28, 2019 | Danielle | Survivorship | 0

This is the last week of March, Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, and what better way to close out the month than with a list of some great colon cancer books? I enjoy raising awareness by telling my personal story of surviving colon cancer at age 17 and by connecting with others who’ve been impacted all…

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