Entries by Kasey Mathews

Texas Day One

This is a unusual for for me to write again so soon, but I thought it might be fun to keep you updated on the progress of my trip!  Please excuse typos and formatting issues as I only brought along my IPad (which I’ve had for just two weeks) and not my laptop. Much of […]

And so it begins!

I am off to speak at the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) conference in Dallas, Texas!  I’ve worked through my nerves (for the moment anyway – I’m sure they’ll creep back in!) and I’m ready to go! I’ll be meeting Kelli Kelley, from Hand to Hold for the first time in person!  Kelli has […]

The Back Cover Story

First of all, huge thanks to everyone for all of your incredibly positive feedback!! So what’s the story with the back cover? Actually, that wasn’t the first back cover. The original back cover had a yellow background (the same yellow as the font on the front) and a small photo of Andie from the NICU […]

Marathon Mentality

Catching up on yesterday’s Boston Marathon – marveling at the preparation and undertaking of so many, reminded me of this post from last year, about Tucker’s Marathon Mentality…such a great reminder for me as I step up to the starting line with my book! As I listened to the news reports about the Boston Marathon, I […]

Here it is! The back cover of the book!

Of course there’s a story to tell – there always is. But today I think I’ll stay quiet and allow the back cover to speak for itself. On the other hand, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think.   (Next week, look for some design […]

Throwing the Perfect Pitch

This past Saturday I attended a writer’s conference. It’s the same conference I’ve attended for the past four years. The same conference I’m always nervous about attending because I have to mingle with “real writers” and “put myself out there.” “I don’t want to go.” “Go,” my husband said. “You’ll come home inspired.  You do every […]

Full Circle

Well, the full-color version of the book cover seemed to be a hit! But hang on, we’re not quite done yet! No more changes, I promise.  Just one more story to share about the cover… It was about 10 years ago… Andie had been home from the hospital for just over a year. I was […]

Cover Girl

Everyone seemed to really love my book cover. Well, everyone but one, that is. “I don’t know.  It’s kind of dull, ” Andie said when I first showed her the cover. “Kind of dull?  Are you kidding me?” I said. “I just think it would be much better in color,” she said. “Oh, Andie,” I laughed. […]

Why I Wake Up Early

Several years ago, a dear friend gave me this Mary Oliver poem.   Why I Wake Early ~ Mary Oliver ~ Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of, […]


Andie stood at the library counter checking out a huge pile of books. “You sure read a lot,” said Miss M, the children’s librarian. Her delicate, spotted hands waved each book under the computer scanner recording their withdrawal. “And you’re growing so tall.” Andie smiled. I couldn’t resist. “You should have seen how she started […]