Creative expressions have the power to inspire us, teach us and move us to action. Communication coach and former arts journalist Karen Mathieson is an engaging and witty guide to the ways art forms such as architecture, sculpture, dance, music and poetry can be drawn on to enhance presentations in the workplace and beyond. This practical approach may be so much fun you’ll forget to be nervous!
Pianist Liza Cantrell is out of eighth grade, but into what? Does she stay on Wilkes Island for high school, or go to a Seattle music conservatory for gifted teens? The question haunts Liza as she helps on her family herb farm and pitches in with the new Wilkes Island Discovery Camp for inner-city kids, while following her grandmother and mother’s lives at the same age in a magical family diary.
Thirteen-year-old pianist Liza Cantrell is used to posting in her family’s magical diary now, but she’s had a hard time adjusting to life in the shadow of violinist Rebecca Stirling. And even as Liza’s widowed mother Beth is fending off the nicest guy on Wilkes Island, Liza is finding herself getting closer to her new friend Trace Manion—a gifted artist Rebecca seems set on claiming for herself!
Pianist Liza Cantrell turns 13, and a gift turns her world upside down! Her mother passes on a mysterious diary that links Liza to centuries of women in her family. Life on her family’s herb farm is topsy-turvy anyway, but now Liza has to cope with violinist Rebecca Stirling, who dominates every stage she walks out on—and takes the eighth-grade girls at Wilkes Island School back to babyhood!