Monday, May 23, 2022

Media Appearance



Media Appearance

 I'm so excited to share today this really in-depth interview on the Opinionated Podcast. Originally scheduled for up to 2 hours, the 3 hosts and I created an 80 min podcast (1hr 20 min) This deep, emotional interview shares my journey, trials we overcame, running a business with her spouse - Dave - my passions for gardening and living a proactive, positive life. 

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Sunday, May 22, 2022

Quote of the day


Quote of the Day 



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"If a thousand old beliefs 

were ruined in our march 

to truth 

we must still 

march on."


~ Stopford Brooke 






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Friday, May 20, 2022

Recommended Resources


Recommended Resources


Inspire Health is located in BC, and is Canada's foremost integrated cancer care centre. 



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Interior Health Central Okanagan Long-Term Care Youth Volunteers: There are 3 different long term care centres in the Kelowna region (BC, Canada) and all welcome youth volunteers helping to care for and bring bright, cheerful smiles to those dealing with difficult health issues, feeling alone and vulnerable. 



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Nature Saskatchewan is a non-profit charitable organization engaging and inspiring people to appreciate, learn about and conserve natural areas. 



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Thursday, May 19, 2022

A little Youtube



Brummet Media Channel

Brian from the US asks: 

"What are you up to when you are not working on your blogs?" 

Watch this 5 min video now to discover the answer! 






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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Media Appearance



Media Appearance



Here is a poem I wrote re: grief... published today on Grief Dialogues, an organization that focuses on using art as a therapy:




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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Author Interview


World of Writing - Author Interview


Laura Davis is the author of seven groundbreaking books, including The Courage to Heal and The Burning Light of Two Stars. In addition to writing books that inspire, the work of Laura’s heart is to teach, helping people tell their stories and hone their craft. Laura loves creating supportive, intimate writing communities online, in person, and internationally. Learn about Laura's workshops & books @:
www.lauradavis.net  Or drop by FaceBook & Instagram to network with her there.

* As a special gift Laura offers our readers this free ebook: Writing Toward Courage: A 30-Day Practice. Click here to receive this beautiful, thought-provoking creative gift: www.lauradavis.net/courage/



Q: What prompted you to write The Burning Light of Two Stars?

I wrote The Burning Light of Two Stars because it was churning inside me and had to come out. I tried to walk away from the story multiple times, yet it insisted on being told. We all have certain archetypal stories that live inside us, and this mother-daughter epic just happens to be mine.

Although it’s the story of one mother and daughter, one relationship that went from an impossible state of estrangement to a surprising state of reconciliation, it’s a story that will resonate with anyone who struggles with a broken relationship they wish they could heal.

Millions of people with aging parents wrestle with the same questions I faced: Can I caretake a parent who has betrayed me in the past? Should I? Is it possible for me to open my heart when I’ve learned that it’s safer and easier to keep it closed?
Writing The Burning Light of Two Stars helped me explore these questions for myself and I hope that dramatizing my journey will speak to those facing similar challenges.



Q: How long did it take to go from idea to publication? And did the idea change during the process?

It took me 12 years to move from idea to publication. In its first iteration, I wrote this story as a play because my mother was an actor and I thought a play would be a great tribute to her, but I literally knew nothing about writing a play. 

My friend, a theatre director, read my play and announced that it had no dramatic action, and advised me to toss it and start over.

I was despondent, but a few months later, I picked up the story again. 

This time, I wrote it as epistolary memoir using historical correspondence between me and my mother, as well as letters that I composed to her after her death. 

My beta readers for that round told me they felt like voyeurs to a private conversation. They reported feeling bored and felt left out. 

That draft, too, was composted, providing mulch for the final version.

Finally, I surrendered and wrote our story as a traditional memoir, but it still took years for me to digest the material deeply enough to craft a compelling yet compassionate story with no villains and no heroes, just two deeply flawed human characters struggling to love one another.


Q: Were there any surprises in the writing process for this book?

I’ve been teaching writing for 25 years and this is my seventh book. I was shocked, deeply challenged, and ultimately delighted by how much I had to level up my craft to pull off this book. To succeed in what was a brand-new genre for me, I had to study scene-building, how to create a dramatic arc, and the secrets of creating momentum that keeps readers turning pages. My prior books weren’t dramatic stories; they were how-to nonfiction.


Q: What do you hope readers will get from reading The Burning Light of Two Stars?

I love it when readers tell me that they were entertained, that they laughed and cried on the same page, and that they felt compelled to devour the story—that they stayed up all night reading it and couldn’t put it down. That it’s a memoir that reads like a novel.

Beyond that, I want the book to inspire people to think deeply about their own mothers and daughters, as well as anyone else they may be estranged from. I hope that our imperfect, unlikely love story cracks open some rusty hearts.


Q: If you could share one piece of advice with other authors, what would it be?


One of the best things about writing is that you can keep growing as a writer way past the point when you’ve been “successful.” Don’t coast. Take risks and try something new. It’s thrilling to keep growing and learning in your art form. Nothing is more exciting!








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