It’s Day 2 of #RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour for #Author, Harriet Hodgson @healthmn1! C’mon @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBCSA #GriefDoodling

Harriet Hodgson Brief Bio

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. Grief Doodling: Bringing Back Your Smiles, written and illustrated by Harriet, is her latest book.

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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Mexican Chicken Casserole


1 ½ pounds chicken thighs, skinless

1 package (1 ounce) taco seasoning, 40% less sodium

1 zucchini, cut in half, and then into half-moons

1 cup frozen corn, thawed

1 green pepper, thinly sliced

Salt an pepper to taste

1 jar (15 ounces) chunky salsa

8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, reduced fat, shredded


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Coat casserole dish with cooking spray.
  3. Lay chicken thighs in dish. Sprinkle taco seasoning over chicken.
  4. Layer zucchini, corn, and green pepper over chicken. Season with salt and  pepper.
  5. Spoon salsa over chicken and cover casserole with foil.
  6. Bake one hour.
  7. Remove foil.
  8. Sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over casserole and return to oven for 20 minutes. Makes 6-8 servings.

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!

26 thoughts on “It’s Day 2 of #RRBC Spotlight Author Blog Tour for #Author, Harriet Hodgson @healthmn1! C’mon @RRBC_Org @RRBC_RWISA @Tweets4RWISA #RRBCSA #GriefDoodling

  1. Wanda Fischer May 4, 2021 / 5:48 pm

    Hi Suzanne–Thanks for hosting Harriet! Even before the book came out, I was telling people about grief doodling. What a concept. Harriet flexing her muscles is an inspiration for all of us.

    Liked by 3 people

  2. yvettemcalleiro May 4, 2021 / 5:10 pm

    I love that Harriet is sharing her vast knowledge of caring for others through a children’s book. Thanks for hosting today, Susanne. 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Harriet W. Hodgson May 8, 2021 / 5:48 pm

      I appreciate your visit and kind words Yvette. I wrote Grief Doodling when I was quarantined. Though I tested positive for Covid-19 I never developed any symptoms. According to a CBS News program, about 40,000 kids have lost a parent to the virus. I worried about kids and the result is Grief Doodling.

      Liked by 1 person

      • yvettemcalleiro May 10, 2021 / 6:39 am

        I’m so happy you never had any symptoms, and I commend you for caring so much about others that you wanted to help them with their grief. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Shirley Harris-Slaughter May 4, 2021 / 4:11 pm

    Hello Harriet and congratulations! The recipe looks delicious. Good seeing you.

    Good to see you too Susanne.

    Liked by 2 people

  4. PTLPerrin May 4, 2021 / 10:07 am

    Reblogged this on PTL Perrin Writes… and commented:

    I like nothing more than to support an outstanding author like Harriet, who has poured her life into helping others. She’s written many books, but this one especially touches my heart as a Mom and Gramma. Read on to see why….and don’t miss the great recipe she shares!

    Liked by 2 people

  5. PTLPerrin May 4, 2021 / 10:01 am

    Hi Harriet! Hi, Susanne! Harriet, that chicken casserole sounds delicious! I’ll have to try it. Thanks for the recipe. I also love the photo of you flexing your muscles–and that smile! You are a rock star!

    Liked by 2 people

  6. pdoggbiker May 4, 2021 / 9:18 am

    Harriet, that flexing pose reminded me of Rosie the Riviter from WWII fame. Good luck on your tour. Suzanne, thank you for hosting Harriet. Have a great day!

    Liked by 3 people

  7. patgarcia May 4, 2021 / 7:24 am

    Hi Harriet, Hi Susanne,

    Harriet, I love to see you flexing your muscles. Keep at it. So nice to see you on Susanne’s blog.

    Susanne, thank you so much for hosting Harriet. Her smile warms my heart.

    Wishing you both a lovely day.

    Shalom aleichem

    Liked by 2 people

    • Susanne Leist May 4, 2021 / 2:16 pm

      Thanks, Pat, for visiting us. I can always count on your support.


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