I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!  Stories of Elders has won a second recognition, this time on the International front! We have been recognized as a FINALIST in the 2020 International Book Awards in the General History category.  What an absolute honor to be named in a category with fellow authors like Dr. Nina Ansary, who has done historic work advocating for female emancipation in […]

I am so pleased, honored, and excited to announce Stories of Elders won the 2020 National Indie Excellence Award for US History.  This is an incredible acheivement, and I am eternally thankful to those of you that have supported this work along the way, whether by sponsoring, donating, or contributing to different stages of the […]

We are so pleased to announce that Stories of Elders | The Documentary has been accepted selected a finalist at the First Time Filmmaker Showcase hosted by Lift-Off Film Festival for 2020!  This is a huge success after a wonderful 2019 focused on book tours and book award nominations.  We’re excited for the documentary to shine! […]

Networking has been the cornerstone of this work.  It’s how I found the elders to interview, the funding for the research, and build a book tour in 2019.  In April 2019, my network expanded internationally at the Women Economic Forum in Dehli, India.  This was critical to another trip in November, 2019, where I was […]

What an amazing day.  I am still reeling from the love, excitement, and gratitude received by all of you. On September 30, 2018, I hosted a Release Party for my book, Stories of Elders, in Downtown Grand Rapids.  I was honored to host eight of the elders whom I interviewed in the book at the […]