One of the coolest things about writing online is having folks email me. I enjoy hearing from each and every one of you.
Sometimes, though, you’re just looking for some info. Here are the frequently asked questions that come my way. I’ve broken out the answers by category.
Friendship and Relationships:
Can you answer a personalized question for me?
I do try to respond to as many emails as I can but unfortunately, I can’t respond to everything. Sorry.
Can I hire you to work with me one on one for dating or friendship help?
In the past I have worked with online daters in crafting their profiles, but now my schedule does not permit it. My friendship book offers over 100 tips on meeting new people and making friendships work. If you’re working on an online dating profile, my dating-related book goes through step by step instructions.
Arts and Crafts:
Can you create an original painting for me?
I feel it’s best for me to paint what is in my heart. I do listen to do your questions and suggestions about Bible verses you enjoy and thoughts that inspire you and take those into consideration.
Will you donate a book or piece of art to my charity or fundraiser or help me promote it on social media?
While I wish I could send out tweets and Facebook announcements for everyone that contacts me, I am only able to privately support the causes that are closest to me.
Where do you get the glass pieces for your sculptures?
I’m a regular at rummage sales, thrift stores, and estate sales, so I get them all there. The trick is to make the sculptures as cheaply as possible. I buy each piece for anywhere from 25 cents to $2 a piece.
What type of glue do you use for your sculptures?
I experimented with a couple glues and now use Goop Household Hogar. Be sure to use it outside and allow for proper drying time. And of course, read the package so you take proper safety precautions.
What types of materials do you use in your mixed media projects?
I combine a mix of old music papers, book pages, odd paper I find here and there, and acrylic paint.
Where do you get the inspiration for your artwork?
Most of it comes from the words of the Bible and some comes from my own poetry. I usually have the words in mind and create something from there.
Where can I purchase a print of your artwork?
You can find prints right here in my online shop.
Are you available for art licensing?
Yes! Please contact me to discuss.
Can you write a guest post for me?
No. Sorry, just too busy!
Will you read my manuscript?
Will you review my book?
I generally only review books I read myself and really enjoy, so no. But I do wish you the best with your book!
Can I use your articles on my site?
If you’re looking for my About.com articles, you can contact them about reprints. Any other article you find on another site is not for redistribution. You can, however, use a 50-word excerpt with a link back to the original article.
Can I use some of the lines from your poetry?
Can you recommend me for a writing job?
No. I only recommend people I know well and have worked with at length.
Where can I find out more about your “This I Believe” essay?
I’ve got some FAQs here.
How can I hire you?
Contact me and we’ll talk about it.
This and That:
Anything else you can’t live without?
Bonne Bell lip gloss. I’ve used this stuff since I was five. Yes, I’m sure it looks weird for people to see a woman in her 40s pull out a Bonne Bell lipsmacker, but hey, it works and why change it?