Honoring Our Boats

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Gratitude to Boats I wish to extend gratitude to all the boats around the world. They are our vessels into the nurturing, supportive, powerful, beautiful, magical realm of the sea. Like the sea, boats also have a very supportive energy. Boats help us experience the sea in new ways. Boats help us fulfill our dreams, feed our soul, and answer the … Read More

Book Signing Event

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The Lady of the Sea Book Signing Event Friday, May 11th at 6 pm Public Library Savica, Ljerke Šram 4, Zagreb Free public book signing event presenting the novel The Lady of the Sea by Branka Valcic. The Lady of the Sea is a story about an island, tradition, and the power of omens. It is a story about a young … Read More

Enjoying the Writing Process

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Croatian Adriatic Branka Valcic

Would you like to do what you love and share it with the world? If you love writing there is nothing stopping you from expressing yourself through a written word, and enjoying the writing process too. Yes, there are old beliefs, but let’s break out of a couple of them here and now. First, we don’t need to suffer to … Read More

Anyone Can Write – Start Today With a Word SUNSET

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Sun setting over islands on the Adriatic

In 1986 Natalie Goldberg’s book Writing Down the Bones was published making a bold statement that anyone who writes is a writer, thus challenging the paradigm that writing is for a chosen few. I love this, and actually firmly believe that anyone with a burning desire in their heart not only can write, but that they owe it to themselves … Read More

Sage and Lavender Are Amazing

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Sage, Croatian Adriatic

In the previous blog I wrote about several wonders of the Croatian Adriatic as captured by The Lady of the Sea novel. In this blog, I would like to focus on one of these wonders: Medicinal and culinary herbs. More specifically, I’d like to focus on two of my all time favorites, which also feature heavily in the novel: Sage … Read More