January 2015 Vote For Your Favorite “My Gutsy Story®”

PLEASE VOTE NOW for our January 2015  “My Gutsy Story®”  You have from now, until February 11th,  to vote on the sidebar, (only one vote per person) and the winner will be announced on February 12th and will select a prize from...read more

I Did Something I Told My Kids Not to Do

    All my life I've brainwashed my sons to never buy, ride, or be a passenger on a motorcycle. "Do not get on a motorcycle. It's too dangerous," I would tell them whenever they mentioned the "m" word. I've...read more

Time to be Honest…I’m Fed Up

  I have to be honest with my readers and let them know what I think about writing, social media, and publishing. You may not agree with me, but that's OK since I'm shifting gears and direction. I just hope you keep reading...read more

My Way To Handle REJECTION

Saturday afternoon, after a pleasant lunch with a friend, I checked my phone and found an e-mail from the Peace Corps, with the subject line: "Peace Corps Application Decision." My fingers trembled as I tapped the screen...read more

How to Make a Living From Your Writing

  Nathan Barry, author of Authority, claims, “THE IDEA THAT AUTHORS CAN’T MAKE MONEY IS BULL****. And no, you don’t have to be famous or have a huge online following.” I’m not sure if I agree 100%...read more

Category: Book Promotion, People, Writing & Work  |  

How I Learned to Let Go of Security

  “My Gutsy Story®” Connie Fenty Even now, 30 years later, I can recall the sharpening of my senses and how I responded to the growing fear of what I was about to do that night.  Standing...read more

“My New Life” Chapter One

I am turning a new chapter in my life prompted by my divorce after a 28-year marriage. Instead of feeling "sorry" for myself, I've opted to view this as an opportunity to explore new avenues and adventures....read more

Staying in the “Red Light” District of Amsterdam

  The youth hostel I booked for my 20-year-old son, Jordan, and myself, is located in the heart of the red light district of Amsterdam. What an experience walking through the streets at midnight, and seeing beautiful...read more

Category: People, Travel & Adventure  |  

“Joyeaux Noel” from France and “God Jul” from Copenhagen

"Joyeaux Noel," or Merry Christmas to all my friends from Paris. We arrived in Paris yesterday from Copenhagen. My son, Jordan, was surprised that he didn't need to show his passport or stop for customs in...read more

Christmas Time in London, Suffolk and Copenhagen

After a couple of nights in our first youth hostel, close to Paddington Station in London, Jordan and I took the train from Liverpool Street station to Stowmarket in Suffolk. The train was full of commuters heading...read more