Welcome! I cannot describe how excited I am to be launching this newsletter! Let me tell you a little bit about what you can expect when you subscribe.

My goal for this newsletter is to create a new way to interact with people I hope will someday be fans of my writing, and to keep in contact with people who are already fans. Last year, on two occasions, I used my Facebook platform to have my friends help me finish a novel, keep me honest about the work I was putting in, and share my successes with. And both times it was a success. I’d like this newsletter to encourage everyone who reads it to join in helping me achieve my goals. I want to hear your thoughts, encouragements, and (constructive!) critiques . After all, it takes a village!

But it’s not all about me. I have had so many people help me get this far, and I want to make sure I’m being a force for encouragement and support as well. In each newsletter I’ll include a Peer Highlight section, where I’ll feature a peer and highlight their achievements, their goals, and their needs. Sometimes the individual will be someone I’ve chosen, and sometimes they’ll be people that you, my readers, nominate.

Finally, I’ll include my favorite part, The Good News. There’s a lot of negativity in the world and I would like to be a source of kindness and light. So each month I will included one or two good news stories, and do my part in spreading the positive. Again, sometimes I’ll choose the stories, and sometimes I’ll feature stories that others have suggested (and of course I’ll include a shout out to the individual who brought the story to my attention).

So that’s it. A monthly accounting of my activities, plus support for my fellow Dream Chasers, and good news. Newsletters will be issued once a month, on the 15th. Thanks everyone!