Category Archives: News

On the Road

Since its publication, we have been taking the book on the road with speaking tours, books signings and educational workshops. Everywhere we go, people seem to use some of the same language to describe Into These Hands. Words like “eye-opening, … Continue reading

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You Never Know What Could Happen

So two of my kids, Sean and Leah, went to a literary event for their friend Jacob Wheeler in a local bookstore in Chicago where he was sharing his newly published book, Between Light and Shadow, on adoption in Guatemala. … Continue reading

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Speaking Out for Mothers and Children

On International Midwives Day, May 5, the Michigan Midwives Association (MMA) hosted a variety of activities. Two of my favorites—out of several wonderful events—are these. Road to Durban Last year, the President of the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM), Bridget … Continue reading

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Come to the Party!

Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me this year. Due to the generosity of Peter Makin at Brilliant Books, we will be having a book launching party in my home territory—Leelanau County—that will feature a meet and greet session, … Continue reading

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Salsa for the Soul

For those of you who have written a book, you know that it takes a lot of mental and emotional exertion. Sometimes, it can be even more tiring than physical labor—at least that is how I have found it to … Continue reading

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Into These Hands is an Inspiration for Future Midwives

While I was at the ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) Conference in St. Louis last weekend I had the opportunity to talk to several women who are hoping to become midwives. One is Sherry Payne, whom I have known for … Continue reading

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Not the Choir, But Still Fans

After unveiling my book at the board meeting of the Midwives Alliance I had the privilege of presenting it formally, for the first time “in public,” to the attendees of the ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) conference, held in St. … Continue reading

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