Screamie Birds Studios YouTube Channel

I created a new Screamie Birds Studios YouTube Channel - I deleted my old one and started over to keep all of my videos, including various Two4Disney travel adventures, Screamie Birds music, and Kathy Holmes book trailers (I have to recreate those because they were ruined when Google bought YouTube), in one place. So far … Continue reading Screamie Birds Studios YouTube Channel

New Original Song, Bad Boy Crushes, Now Available on iTunes and cdbaby

I released my first song, Everybody Lies, last year on iTunes and cdbaby, and have started off this year with a new song, Bad Boy Crushes, available for download on both iTunes and cdbaby. Bad Boy Crushes grew organically from one of the songs I wrote in my Pat Pattison songwriting class, Candy Apple Red, … Continue reading New Original Song, Bad Boy Crushes, Now Available on iTunes and cdbaby

Dancing in the Dark: Today’s Rehearsal Vocals

As a songwriter, I think it's important to take some time out and record some cover songs to see how your voice works for it. It can clue you in as to what types of songs you might want to try writing. So when you hear a song on the radio and you wonder if … Continue reading Dancing in the Dark: Today’s Rehearsal Vocals

Turning to Music in Times of Grief

The vet called and Lovey's remains were ready to be picked up, which created a little setback in our grief. It took Rich by surprise because he'd been so busy at work that he hadn't had time to really grieve. I, on the other hand, spend the day in Lovey's house and see her everywhere. … Continue reading Turning to Music in Times of Grief

Remembering the Day I Met Debbie Reynolds

Like the rest of the world, I'm saddened by the sudden passing of Debbie Reynolds, the day after her daughter, Carrie Fisher, died suddenly and way too young. Debbie Reynolds also represents the glory days of Hollywood and the stories that held my heart captive ever since I can remember. I'll never forget the day … Continue reading Remembering the Day I Met Debbie Reynolds

2017 Writing Goals or The 3 Best Things My Father Ever Told Me

Last night I had the most amazing dream about a spectacular book with awesome binding with table of contents, index, and other back matter. I have a background in print and electronic publishing, and so I admire the details. It was done so beautifully and written in a style that I really love that I … Continue reading 2017 Writing Goals or The 3 Best Things My Father Ever Told Me