#8 Weekly Reveal

Happy Views Day!

Thank You! Your feedback encourages me to continue posting “Getting to Know My Heart.”

Here’s #8 of my 52 weekly reveals:

Favorite comedians: Danny Bhoy and Sebastian

Laughing my way to tighter ab muscles,


7 out of 52 reveals

Happy Views Day!

Another weekly fact in my year of “Get to Know the Author” mission of courage:

First job after babysitting: Pizza Hut, hired as a cook when I had just turned 15.

Rollin’ in the dough 😉


Revealing #6

Happy Views Day!

#6 in my weekly “Getting to Know the Author” in a year:

Favorite book genre:

Fiction: historical stories about Amish life

Nonfiction: biographies, especially authors and wise sages

Read on! Christina

Reveal #5

Happy Views Day!

An inside peak from the FROG Blog: #5 fact for a “Year of Getting to Know the Author”:

Musical Instruments I’ve learned to play:




In tune, Christina

Behind the scenes

Happy Views Day!

Today is #4 of my year’s worth of sharing a “not readily known about the author” fact:

Favorite veggies:

Celery topped with peanut butter

Chopped broccoli drizzled with olive oil

Green beans and fresh mushrooms sprinkled with dill

Red peppers dipped with spicy hummus

A walk through the garden of life,


#3 of 52 reveals

Happy Views Day!

To honor my one-year commitment to reveal one “Get to Know the Author’s Backstory,” here is #3.

Favorite color combination: Lime green and royal purple or mint green and lilac.


#2 of the 52 reveals

Happy Views Day!

Last Tuesday, I posted my first of a year’s worth of, “Things You May Not Know About Me.”

Today is #2 from “The Underside of a FROG’s Lily Pad.”

My 5-year-old answer to, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” A kindergarten teacher (that was before I started babysitting at 11 years old) 

Leap FROG-ging into today, Christina

Under the lily pad

Welcome to my latest adventure, Project Views Day.

It’s a 52 week practice that invites me to become more courageous.

Project Views Day was inspired by someone in my microscopic circle of friends who noticed how I’m guarded whenever people ask me anything more personal than my favorite season (hint: anytime it’s over 75 degrees).

For the next year of Tuesdays, I’ll post a 1-2 sentence blip about things you may not know about me.

Taking a high dive, here is my first of 52 views from the underside of the lily pad.

My first dog: a black Pekingese/Poodle mix named Boomer. He was born Feb. 6 and he lived to be almost 20 years old.

Happy Views Day,


Mindful Midwest Missions

Knee Deep: A 9-Month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to the Creator (Frog Blog)

I’m in the Midwest this summer on a mission trip and book promo tour. I’m promoting my latest release, “Knee Deep: A 9-Month Whirlpool of Handwritten Letters to the Creator” and three previous books (titles listed on www.gueststarcoaching.com). Tadpoles and Poetry Pod from the FROG Blog series are slated to publish this year.

Unthawed: Lessons from a Frozen Lily Pad (F.R.O.G. Blog)

My book Unthawed includes 12 writers, mostly from the Midwest, so I’ve gotten to visit several of them. Conversations have involved professionals and entrepreneurs and I frequently hear their need for a writer or proofreader.

Business professionals say they want a pay-per-job assistant because they have limited budgets or lack consistent work to afford a regular employee. They want personalized content but dread the writing portion, so their projects have been delayed or stopped.

During this trip, I’ve also heard how my handwritten cards and notes have impacted people. Some memories came from messages I wrote years ago. With these observations, I’ve decided to expand my writing studio to invite clients who need one-time or short term written assignments.

Beginning August 1st, I’ll offer to write 100-700-word pieces or one-time small jobs. I’m using my personal network for referrals for people who want blogs, creative product descriptions, email responses, etc. Based on project response, I’m willing to expand my writing territory accordingly.  

Some recent fun job offers include being hired to hand address 200 envelopes for a business owner’s marketing campaign. Another client has asked me to handwrite wedding gift thank you notes. Who would have thought that years of practicing cursive writing would pay off? Literally.

I leap into new waters and ask you to jump on the dreams and missions you are created for!



Thank you to Rita M. Reali, internationally awarded author, who featured my latest book, “Knee Deep” in her weekly “Persnickety Proofreader” column.

I encourage you to check out the other talented authors who write a variety of genres.

The bi-weekly FROG Blog will follow on Friday, Christina

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