Writing Home ($16.95) is sold in retail locations in southeast Michigan, including The Yellow Door Art Market in Berkley. Now in its second printing, the book includes 93 short pieces I wrote while raising my son and working from home as a journalist. All pieces included were previously published in national magazines and newspapers. The book has earned several awards, including one from Writer’s Digest and another from Midwest Independent Publishers Association. Young parents and empty nesters alike will relate to this collection of real-life family stories.
My newest essay currently appears in the July/August issue of Tea Time, a sister publication of Hoffman Media’s popular Victoria magazine. The essay is a tribute to my two grandmothers and their love affair with tea parties. The issue is available on national newsstands this summer. ~Cindy La Ferle
Michigan BLUE recently redesigned its website, making it easier for readers to catch up on issues they’ve missed. Whether you’re a Michigan resident or wish you could be one, this gorgeous magazine will inspire you to explore the beauty of our Great Lakes State. I’ve enjoyed my working relationship with BLUE for several years. The Summer 2018 issue contains a reflective essay I wrote on midlife and aging, which was inspired one morning while I was collecting beach stones on the shores of Lake Michigan. You can read it here.
If you’ve followed my Sunday “Life Lines” columns in The Daily Tribune and Michigan Prime (in the Sunday Detroit Free Press), you might enjoy my personal blog. Featuring my photography, inspirational quotes, discoveries, and weekend columns, Things that make me happy is updated almost daily. I started the blog after I deactivated my Facebook account, and use it in lieu of other social media in addition to LinkedIn. Subscribe to the blog and you’ll get daily inspirational posts in your email.