A year to remember!

I cannot believe it has been a whole year since we launched Out to Sea: A Parents’ Survival Guide to the Freshman Voyage. Thank you so much for joining me on this journey. I’m overwhelmed by your positive feedback and cannot thank you enough for taking the time to share your stories with me. I’m so grateful for your support and

Bringing home the GOLD!

When I clicked open my email, one subject line immediately caught my eye. It said YOU ARE A FINALIST! Those four words meant I was heading to St. Paul for the 27th Annual Midwest Book awards. I’d be joining other hard-working, passionate, word-loving authors to celebrate independent book publishing and vie for some bling. The celebration was last weekend and I’m thrilled to tell

Meet the Intern: Sabrina

I had the pleasure of meeting Sabrina Schultz last September following a speaking engagement. As we talked, she explained that she was vice president of the CSBSJU Marketing Club and asked if I would consider taking on some interns to help market my book. Well, as they say, the rest is history. Thanks to Sabrina’s persuasive pitch, we now have a Radi to

Meet the Intern: Brooke

Brooke Stier is an integral part of the Radi To Write team. This CSB senior wows me with her organizational and management skills! Not only is she carrying a rigorous course load, she’s also super-active on campus, serving as the President of the Marketing Club. And, to top it off, she’s wise beyond her years. Parents, you’ll appreciate her honest insight into

Meet the Intern: Dan

Please let me introduce you to another member of our talented, hard-working Radi to Write team. Dan, a junior at St. John’s University,  is a go-getter and knows a thing or two about technology. He’s not afraid to dig in and and tackle a project…and he does it with a smile. Meet Dan! Area of study:  Global Business Major and

Meet the Intern: Gabrielle

In a previous post, I shared how the Radi to Write team has grown. I’m excited to introduce you to one of our amazing college interns today. Gabrielle is super-sharp, detail-oriented and hard-working. Read on to get to know Gabrielle and to learn what her parents did well in helping her transition from high school to college. Year in School:  Sophomore Area of study:

Cruisin’ the Midwest

Life’s been a bit of a whirlwind here since Out to Sea set sail. During the past two weeks, I’ve had the privilege of spending time in Des Moines, Brainerd, Fargo, Grand Forks and St. Cloud for book events, speaking engagements and marketing. It’s still a little surreal. And very exciting. I’m not the best at posting my activities and

The Mother of All Podcasts

What a treat to sit down to chat with Kelly Sayre of Next Monday about college, parenting and the challenges of turning life’s failures into teachable moments. If you’ve got kids, this podcast is for you! LISTEN NOW –  KELLY RADI: PARENTING WITH GRACE For many of us the topic of parenting is terrifying, all-consuming, and the most important matter of our

The Hats of Christmas Future

’Twas the week before Christmas and I found myself sitting on the concrete floor of our storage room with a fuzzy Santa hat in my hand and a lump in my throat. As I rummaged through the tote of Christmas decorations, each item I touched triggered memories of Christmas past. The handmade train ornament gave me a glimpse of my

Someday Starts Today

Do you have a dream? An idea you hope will SOMEDAY come to fruition? You know…SOMEDAY I’ll have the time to write a book. SOMEDAY I’ll start my own business. Well, my SOMEDAY has begun. I woke up and realized that SOMEDAY is today.