Cadi takes one sip out of an acorn-shaped cup and is immersed into a world of folktales with a seemingly impossible task: How do you stop stories that are too scary, sad or difficult to bear?
News about 'Cadi'!
‘Cadi’ gets her film debut! Check out “Within the Walls: Nannau,” a mini-documentary directed and edited by Martyn I. Owen, and performed by Keith Evans.
September 10, 2022, was a beautiful day for a talk and a book signing at Blue Marble Books, the beloved children’s bookstore right down the street from where I live in Fort Thomas, Kentucky!
‘Cadi’ is featured at the Children’s Flower Shower at Birchard Public Library, July 13, 2022. Check out the beautiful handmade display by master gardener Donna Foss, here!
Live in the UK? Now you can order ‘Cadi’ from Classic Hand Tools!
‘Cadi’ is featured on Nannau.wales, a site that was instrumental in my research.
Watch a short video of the book release party held at Lost Art Press – a day I will always remember. xo
February 22, 2022, is officially Cadi’s birthday! “Cadi & the Cursed Oak” is now shipping! Read all about it here!
After gigs editing at Popular Woodworking Magazine (where I learned the art of how-to writing and even built a few things) and Writer’s Digest magazine (where I had the privilege of interviewing some amazing authors, and wrote about agents, publishers and the craft), I switched to full-time freelance writing and editing in 2008.
Today my clients include book publisher Lost Art Press (where I’m managing editor) and Writer’s Digest magazine (where I’m a contributing editor and author of the Meet the Agent column). Additional clients include Mount St. Joseph University, Barefoot Proximity, Edible Ohio Valley magazine, P&G, Cloverleaf, Robert Half, PRINT magazine, Wordsworth Communications, Healthcare Design magazine, Environments for Aging magazine, Cincy magazine, Cincinnati CityBeat, Cincinnati Parent magazine, LINK nky, Fort Thomas Living magazine, Fort Thomas Matters, Print Solutions Magazine, Restaurant Hospitality magazine and Writer’s Market Books.
My essays and poetry have appeared in “This I Believe: Life Lessons” (Wiley), TIME magazine’s parenting blog, The New York Times parenting blog, Scary Mommy, Literary Mama, Motherwell and The Huffington Post. You can find hundreds of personal essays on my blog, Pleiades Bee.
I live in a house built in 1910 in Fort Thomas, Kentucky, across the Ohio River just south of Cincinnati, with my husband, daughter, twin sons, Io (our dog) and Jupiter (our cat).
Hundreds of personal essays appear on my blog, Pleiades Bee. Most were written during my early years of motherhood, raising a daughter and twin boys two years apart. My essay, “Apologies To the Parents I Judged Four Years Ago,” which appeared on The Huffington Post and my blog, was named one of TIME magazine’s Top 10 Opinions of 2012.
Some of my favorites:
I’d love to hear from you!