Hello lovelies!

I am so pleased to  bring you the third edition of Heart and Hustle: Visionary Healers, Movers, and Shakers! Woo hoo… I am totally in love with being able to make this TV/Radio type show for you, to bring you amazing people, to share their gifts and visions. I love diving into their lives, to see how they operate, to ask about their creative flow, their daily practices, to hear about their own obstacles and how they overcome them. To see how they bring their own magic to the world! Isn’t it so fun and inspiring?

Today, I bring you a fun and exciting conversation with my dear friend, Pamela Smith Hill. New York Times best selling author, teacher, dancer, loving soul, I’ve known Pamela for almost 20 years and she continues to inspire me! We’ve had several types of working relationships and I love talking about her daily discipline as an accomplished author!

Plus, this week celebrates Laura Ingalls Wilder’s birthday (born Feb. 7th, 1867), whom Pamela has dedicated years of writing and research to share her stories with us, so it felt wonderfully appropriate to share Pamela’s story with you today!

A little more about Pamela:

Pamela Smith Hill is the New York Times best-selling editor of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography and the author of Laura Ingalls Wilder: A Writer’s Life.  She is also the author of three award-winning young adult novels.  At eighteen, she sold her first story to her hometown newspaper and has been writing professionally ever since.  She’s taught professional and creative writing classes at universities in Oregon, Washington, and Colorado.  Her popular massive open online courses on Laura Ingalls Wilder, offered through Missouri State University, have reached 10,000 students worldwide.  Her books have been recognized by the Junior Library Guild, the Oregon Book Awards, Western Writers of America, Women Writing the West, the New York Public Library, the National Indie Excellence Committee, and the Mark Twain Award Committee. 

Pamela has also written extensively about dance through her long association with Paulette Rees-Denis.  They collaborated on the popular dance journal Caravan Trails, and Pamela continues to study dance with Paulette.  Pamela has performed with Caravan Daughters, Urban Berbers, the Caravan Dance Collective, Gypsy Heart, PURE, the Caravan Project, and Nine Ladies Dancing.   She lives in Portland, Oregon, where she continues to teach, write, and dance. 


Enjoy this edition of Heart and Hustle! May it inspire you to stay on your creative journey. Let us know in the comments how it will help to keep you on your path!

If you have missed the first two editions of H&H, here are the links!

Volume One with Vanessa Couto

Volume Two with Molly Mandleberg

**AND, I was featured on a radio show last week,

with hostess Helen McConnell, which was a total blast. What’s bugging you? — Helen focuses on EFT tapping and we get into some tapping and healing while we talk dance, entrepreneurship, creativity and money!

Listen here…

Alright loves, enjoy all this richness, and stay tuned for more! Thanks for being here and part of our vibrant creative global tribe!



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