Why I Hang Out with Older Women www.monahodgson.com

Why I Hang Out with Older Women

Turns out I grew up surrounded by a treasure trove and didn’t know it. The gift of having girls and women older than me in my life. Women who, whether they knew it or not, poured into me out of their life experience and faith in God. In my 30’s and 40’s, while in the throes of momming two tween-into-teenage girls, serving a husband who had suffered a physical disability and the loss of his career, and losing my dad and walking through my fifty-six-year-old mother’s grief with her, I discovered the value of hanging out with older women who could speak life and shine light on my dizzying days.

Delight, A Dicey Word www.monahodgson.com

Delight, a Dicey Word

While reading Magnolia Journal¬†on December 29, 2021, I gazed to the page of an article, “let delight reign,” written by Joanna Gaines. That’s when I laid eyes on the right word for me. Yes, I knew at first sight my word for 2022 was delight! A word I normally associate with a child. I pictured a wide-eyed, jaw dropping reaction to something that inspired wonder and awe in a little one.

Do you need a writing coach? www.monahodgson.com

Do you need a writing coach?

You had children. You have grandchildren. You teach children. You’re a favorite aunt or uncle. You know children. Children live in your neighborhood. Not really. Not at all, actually. In fact, the age break-downs are critical. And there is a feast of formats specific to children. Then there’s the challenge of marketing to agenda-driven adults while also trying to engage …

A Picture Book Illustrator Spills Secrets and Tips www.monahodgson.com

Picture Book Illustrator Spills Secrets and Offers Tips

Hi, friends! My newest picture book releases Monday! Yep. June 1st. Can’t wait! In the meantime, I thought it might be fun for you to meet the illustrator for I Can Talk to God.   ORDER YOUR COPIES NOW! As the writer, I provide the text and set the tone for the book. It’s the illustrator who brings my words …