Life is a feast for the soul, but it isn't without pain or profound responsibility. I interpret this idea in its literal sense in this picture of me feasting on an enormous breakfast. Yes, I was truly enjoying the feast. However, I was also in pain, because I had just finished running an 8K race. I did this to raise money and awareness for leukemia research, because I believe we have a profound responsibility to make a difference in the lives of others.
This is also how I approach my writing. If the words I string together aren't helping make lives better somehow, my work feels empty to me. The difference my writing makes might be practical, emotional, spiritual, or in the name of social justice, but making a difference is what makes writing worthwhile.
An investment in her will pay royal dividends.
-Charles R. Ridley, Professor | Texas A&M University
Carrie, I want you to know that the information you write is really great. Your experience and caring can help us all.
-Cathy Barnes | Alzheimer's Advocate
You are the best thing that ever happened to writing! I don't know how you do it, but I'm so glad that you do!
-Mindy Benson, Executive Director, Alumni Relations | Southern Utah University