Saturday, March 9, 2019

How to Stay Calm Through a Life-Threatening Diagnosis

Crystal Duffy is an author, public speaker, teacher, parent advisor in the NICU and Mom to three daughters including a set of identical twins. Her high-risk pregnancy with her twin girls incited her writing career.

After surviving a two-month bed-rest extended NICU stay, high-risk twin pregnancy, and two-time near-death experience, Crystal was emotionally, physically, and spiritually transformed by her medical trauma. She wanted to share her “Emotional Tale of Empowerment” and inspire other families navigating through a similar journey with a message of strength, encouragement, and hope.

She has connected with thousands of families with her patient advocacy work and on her social media handles through her writing. Her essays on parenting have been featured in Woman’s World Magazine, Brain Child Magazine, and Twiniversity where she is a senior staff writer and teacher. She is thrilled for the launch of her forthcoming book Twin to Twin

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

How to Find Love on Craigslist

How does a 62-year-old woman who's never been married find happiness with a two-time widower seeking his third wife on . . . Craigslist!? Does she throw caution to the wind and relinquish her freedom, or should she take a crash course in compromises?

B. Lynn Goodwin owns Writer Advice, Her memoir, Never Too Late: From Wannabe to Wife at 62 was released in December.  It was a National Indie Excellence Award Winner and a two-category finalist at Next Generation Indie Book Awards. In addition, she has written You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers and Talent, which was short-listed for a Literary Light box Award, won a bronze medal in the Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards and was a finalist for a Sarton Women’s Book Award.