Category: Liz’s Stories

Five years ago I set out on a quest, seeking to answer who I was before I was told by my culture who I was. I was absolutely sure this calling was one I must answer by setting out on …

Lessons from the Road: Trust the Mystery Read More »

Other than the occasional deluge of water from the overhead deck when the dog dumps over his bowl, the greatest hazard in my outdoor office is the distraction from the blue, blue sky. Today’s clouds are cotton balls but whatever …

The Blue Blue Sky — Where Dreams Live Read More »

The irony of last week’s blog title, Caught Speeding, only dawned on me yesterday. It’s not the first time I’ve been caught this year. But it was an unexpected encounter with porcupine wisdom that made the lesson stick. In January, …

Porcupine Wisdom and Speeding Through Life Read More »

Have you ever wished you could drop by your local bookstore and pick up a Book of Answers? Life can be challenging and solid solutions hard to come by. We get into situations we’ve never experienced and don’t know how …

Uncovering a Rare Edition: The Book of Answers Read More »

Three days ago I was sitting down to my favorite three-egg-salsa-avocado-breakfast, a treat after being on the road for almost three weeks, when my phone buzzed. It was a text from my cousin/sister Jude, letting me know her dad had …

Keeping the Stories Alive: Grief, Joy, and Memories Read More »

Make no mistake. A diagnosis of dementia is not something to put on your wish list. Mom received the devastating diagnosis approximately ten years ago. She did what she could to delay its progression but even her fortitude wasn’t enough …

Discovering The Unlikely Gifts of Dementia Read More »

by Liz Jansen With all the twists and turns inherent in Crash Landing‘s writing and publication, I shouldn’t have been surprised that a few glitches prevented it from going fully live yesterday. But that’s in the past. After a circuitous and …

Crash Landing is Finally and Officially Available Read More »

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by Liz Jansen Last week I asked for your help in preparing a simulated interview. They’re great questions and a tough interview! Here are my responses to your answers. How does your family respond to your riding and your writing?  …

Author Interview from Readers’ Questions Read More »

by Liz Jansen This week I’m turning the tables and looking for your questions and help in preparing a simulated interview. Here’s your chance to ask what you’ve always wanted to know about me or my work. Smashwords, a worldwide …

Looking for Your Questions and Help to Create an Interview Read More »

by Liz Jansen Growing up in Niagara, close to the U.S. border, it was commonplace to go “across the river” for shopping and entertainment. Any photo ID would do; a passport wasn’t necessary. Once I started traveling, especially by motorcycle, …

How to Know When it’s Time to Update Your Identity Read More »