It’s Day 7 of the #RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour for #Author, Harriet Hodgson @healthmn1! C’mon by! @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBCSA #GriefDoodling

Hello Everyone,

One of the most inspiring persons I have met at the Rave Reviews Book Club (RRBC), the home for RRBC and RWISA Writers, is Harriet Hodgson. This spunky woman has written 42 books and is still writing. She truly embodies what RRBC is all about. Thus, it is a pleasure and an honor to have the woman I have titled Lady Harriet on my author’s website.
Welcome, Lady Harriet!

Harriet Hodgson

Harriet, having forty-two books circulating throughout the world, do you ever suffer from the dreaded disease authors know as writer’s block?

Harriet’s answer:

Writer’s block. Say these words to an author and they may wince. I’ve heard dozens of writer’s block stories. I’ve seen television movies about writer’s block. I have friends who talk about writer’s block constantly. Sorry as I am for these writers, I don’t understand them.

A writer’s job is to write and that’s what I do. 

         All writers, including me, have times when the words don’t come. My solution is to take a short break and figure out the problem. I’m a nonfiction writer. When I can’t find the words, it usually means more research is required. First, I search my bookshelf for resources that may help.  Next, I surf the internet and look for articles that may help.

         An hour later I’m back writing. 

         I’m so busy writing I don’t have time for writer’s block. My goal is to write each day. Whether it’s warm-ups with email messages, revising yesterday’s copy, or editing copy, I meet this goal unless I have medical or family appointments. Does the goal of daily writing work? You bet. This goal has led to 42 published books. Yesterday I started a new book and it’s shaping up well.

Harriet Hodgson

Harriet’s latest book is Grief Doodling.

Book Cover – Grief Doodling


From the very first page, Grief Doodling invites action. Topics range from the benefits of doodling, to why doodling is fun, to doodling tips, and responding to doodling prompts. The prompts, based on grief research, promote self-worth and healing. This is a hopeful book—something all grieving kids need.

Twitter handle:  @healthMN1

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For those of you that may not know Harriet, here is a Brief Bio of this awesome Lady.

Harriet Hodgson, BS, MA has been a freelance writer for 42+ years, is the author of thousands of print/online articles and 42 books. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists, Alliance of Independent Authors, and Minnesota Coalition for Death Education and Support. 

Harriet is Assistant Editor of the Open to Hope website. She is a contributing writer for, The Grief Toolbox, and “Grief Digest,” now an online magazine.

A popular speaker, Harriet has given presentations at The Compassionate Friends national conference, Bereaved Parents of the USA national conference, public health, Alzheimer’s, and caregiving conferences. She has appeared on more than 185 radio shows, including CBS Radio, and dozens of television stations, including CNN.This award-winning author loves writing so much she writes in her sleep. GriefDoodling: Bringing Back Your Smiles, written and illustrated by Harriet, is her latest book. 

Thank you for dropping by to support Harriet along her tour.  To follow along with the rest of her 7-day tour, please visit the “SPOTLIGHT” Author forum on the RRBC site and don’t forget to pick up a copy of her book above!  Lastly, we ask that you LIKE and SHARE this post, as well as the “SPOTLIGHT” Author page, to your social media, to enhance Harriet’s support!

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Have a nice day!

Shalom aleichem,

Pat Garcia

Author: patgarcia

Writer, Blogger, Poet, Singer, Musician

21 thoughts on “It’s Day 7 of the #RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour for #Author, Harriet Hodgson @healthmn1! C’mon by! @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBCSA #GriefDoodling”

  1. Cheers to Harriet’s commitment for writing about subjects such as grief that can make a difference in someone’s life! Thank you, Pat, for hosting Harriet and her book, “Grief Doodling.”

    1. Hi Linnea,
      Thank you for dropping b<. Yes, Harriet is a wonderful example of diligence and perseverance. I almost lost your comment because it landed in my Spam files. I am so happy that I looked through them this morning before I deleted them.
      Have a great day.
      Shalom aleichem

  2. I love Lady Harriet! What a beautiful soul, always an inspiration and blessing. Thank you for sharing her with us today, Pat. 💗

    1. Good Morning Gwen,
      Yes, I agree with you wholeheartedly. Harriet is a beautiful soul. She uses her life on her journey to inspire others, and I, for one am very much inspried.
      Thank you so much for dropping by, and I hope you are fine.
      Shalom aleichem

    1. My Dear Bette,
      Yes, she is. We are blessed to have her in our organization.
      Thank you for dropping by.
      Shalom aleichem

    1. Thank you for dropping by Robbie, Yrs , that is a lot of books. Lady Harriet is a fine example of taking your writing seriously.
      Shalom aleichem

    1. Hi Maria,
      I agree and one of the things that I enjoy about Lady Harriet is that she is never afraid to pass on what she has learned. She is an awesome person.
      Thanks for dropping by.
      Shalom aleichem

  3. Harriet is such an inspiration to me! I admire her tenacity, determination, and downright FIRE! How wonderful to see the spotlight on her! Thank you for hosting, Pat!

    1. Gord Monring My Dear Jan,
      Thank you so much for dropping by. I almost lost two of your comments because they were in my spam file. Normally, I just go ahead and delete the spams without looking through them. This morning, I didn’t it. I saw two comments from you. I am so sorry that I haven’t commented on one and will do it right away. I hope you are fine.
      Take care.
      Shalom aleichem

      1. I have learned to glance through spam before I delete it. I have no idea how or why that happens, but it does. No worries. Have a wonderful day!

      2. Thanks, my dear. I was shocked but have learned a very valuable lesson.
        Have a great day.
        Shalom aleichem

  4. Thanks for hosting another author I admire, Pat. Look at the power in her face and upper arm, ready to push away negativity. You are right to call her “Lady Harriet.” I have both read and reviewed Grief Doodling, her lates in a library full of books. 🙂

    1. Hi Marian,
      Thank you so much for dropping by. I have Harriet’s Grief Doodling on my iPad now. It is indeed a gold mine filled with compassion and understanding. I love calling her Lady Harriet. She reminds me so much of the Queen in the U.K.
      Shalom aleichem

  5. I think of writer’s block as my muse having attitude and throwing a tantrum. Lol! Great post today, Harriet. Thanks for hosting, Pat. 🙂

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