Entries by Kasey Mathews

Texas Day Three

I knew it was going to be an amazing day when I woke to another Texas sunrise. And it was game day. I had to have my table of books ready by 7:00 am and at 6:30 am, a young bell hop arrived to move my boxes down to the conference hall. By 7:30 am, […]

Texas Day Two – Finally!

Well it turns out Max wasn’t ok after all.  Yesterday morning our vet discovered that his pelvis was fractured. How the emergency vet missed a pelvic fracture is beyond me, but long story short, Max will be having surgery on Monday. In the meantime, I am going to finally tell you the continuing story of […]


Dear Friends, I’m home. My trip to Texas was truly phenomenal. After my first update, Texas Day One, I really believed I would post each day. Maybe even twice a day! Ha! After I hit post on that first entry, the day my husband’s college roommate dubbed my “running with scissors” day, I thought I’d give […]

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 […]