The Year of the Book

Submitted March 22nd, 2015
By for Life

It’s been an amazing year. 112 backers. 443 books sold or donated. 1 book award. 12 events. 1 year ago was book launch day.  Thanks to 112 Kickstarter backers, my memoir was brought to life a year ago and since then, 443 books have been sold, donated or given to Kickstarter backers through my website BrendaLeeFree.com, 6 amazing bookstores […]

The Year of the Book
March 22nd, 2015 by

It’s been an amazing year. 112 backers. 443 books sold or donated. 1 book award. 12 events. 1 year ago was book launch day.  Thanks to 112 Kickstarter backers, my memoir was brought to life a year ago and since then, 443 books have been sold, donated or given to Kickstarter backers through my website BrendaLeeFree.com, 6 amazing bookstores […]

The Injustice Challenge
March 5th, 2015 by

There’s something beautiful and safe about being humble, but I’m learning not to mistake humility for complacency.  My eyes have been opened to the world of injustices and part of it makes me want to take action, but most of it just pisses me off.  I’m watching several friends juggle the career/kid balance and it’s […]

The Right Opportunity
January 16th, 2015 by

About a year after I lost Kevin I signed myself up for every opportunity possible in the hopes that my life’s dreams would align and I would be presented with the perfect situation.  It wasn’t a bad plan and it sent me on a ton of adventures.  I queried and received various travel writing gigs, signed […]

Explore the Elements
March 2nd, 2015 by

I’ve felt like most of my blogs as of late have been very broad, sort of, where’s life heading? kind of posts.  I’m happy to take some time this evening to post pictures that represent the 4 elements: Earth, Fire, Water and Air.  My friend Amber DeGrace nominated me on her blog – thanks Amber! The […]

Natural Healing
May 29th, 2014 by

Even when my lungs burn up the trail and I remember how deeply out of shape I am, I put one boot in front of the other and remind myself that this is healing in so many ways.  I know that my muscles are building, fat is melting, lung power increasing, and soul and mind […]

Seeking Solitude
March 5th, 2014 by

I moved to Montana in 2006 for many reasons. Chasing the beauty of the first thunderstorm I saw in its mountains in 2002 Finding a new path for life Exploring a different route of education Being able to make it on my own It’s only now that I discovered the other reason why I went […]

Pecha Kucha Presentation – Unearth: Restoring my spirit protecting the lands of my birth
January 27th, 2015 by

Below is the breakdown of my presentation at Tellus 360 tonight for their Pecha Kucha event.  I hope to have video up of this soon, but in the meantime, here are my thoughts and photos: Good Evening, I’m Brenda Lee Sieglitz and I’m here tonight tell you about the land that I love – which […]

Social Justice
January 5th, 2015 by

Social justice has always seemed extreme to me. Something I wouldn’t do. I’d sign petitions, like or follow the social media outlets of causes I believed in; I still do. It’s a comfortable way to feel involved without being extreme, without putting myself in the public eye as a person who cares passionately about the […]

Fighting a Pipeline, Letting Go of Grief, and Celebrating a Book
November 6th, 2014 by

Understatement of the Year: It’s been a chaotic 2 weeks. 2 Tuesdays ago I passed 2 anniversaries: that of funding my Kickstarter publishing project and 6 years since losing Kevin. Amongst the emotions of that anniversary I become deeply immersed in a grassroots pipeline prevention (sounds much better than ant-pipeline, right?) movement in my home county of Lancaster, […]