Entries by Kasey Mathews

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 […]

Clean Focus

I’m at the Laundromat.  Our dryer broke.  I’m happy.  Not that our dryer broke, but being here at the Laundromat. (Yup, even though my book is getting published – there’s still laundry to do!) I like the order and purpose of this place.  I like the focus.  Laundry.  That’s it.  Well laundry and writing. I like how […]

Big Book News!!

First there was a baby. And a whole lot of uncertainty. Time passed.  The baby grew and healed.  So did her mom. Then came a book. And a whole lot of uncertainty. A publisher… No publisher. An agent… No agent. Then another agent brimming with love and enthusiasm for the baby, I mean book. And now a […]

Spiritual Practice

On December 10th, 2011, I completed my training as a Reiki Master. Before leaving class, our teacher, the queen of Reiki, Libby Barnett encouraged us to choose a practice and put it into action for the following 21 days. “Let’s see,” Libby said.  “21 days would bring us to…” “December 31st,” I called out. “What a way […]

Guest Post: The Pig and Me author, Lindsay Frucci

How about we start out the new year with a Book Giveaway? I’m really excited to introduce you to my friend and fellow writer, Lindsay Frucci. Lindsay is the author of The Pig and Me, in which she chronicles the journey of creating a low-fat browmie mix that would ultimately pull her family out of financial […]

Simple Gifts

I was blessed with an early gift for Christmas. It wasn’t wrapped in shiny paper or tied with a bow. It was a simple answer to a simple question. I’d asked it casually, resisting the urge to cross my fingers behind my back. “Wanna to go to yoga class with me?” She twisted a clump […]

Being Me Part II: The Book Update

So… The Big Apple After telling you all about the Smoothie Explosion I was prepared to share the outcome of that story and update you on the progress of the book. I planned to remind you of the loooooooooooong journey the book has been on. How it all began with the birth of a tiny baby, and the fleeting […]