Category: books

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?

How do you respond to rejection and disappointment?
I love books and articles; I get lost in the process of reading and in writing. Lately though, I have been getting hit with low viewership on my blog and with my e-books as well as rejections from literary agents for the third book I wrote. Friends and family have encouraged me to stay positive... Read more »

Meet Elias: “We are all born with intuitive abilities”

Meet Elias: “We are all born with intuitive abilities”
I would like to introduce you to Elias Patras. He leads motivational intuitive workshops, weekend retreats, and classes at Sauk Valley Community College and much more. I met him first when I attended the Manifesting Your Destiny Retreat in August of 2018, which was life changing to me. He has an upcoming retreat called Aspects of... Read more »

What do you focus on?

What do you focus on?
This is a busy time of year for everyone with the holidays approaching as well as the end of another year, but it is also the time for setting goals and making resolutions. How do I decide what they are? What do I focus on in this busy holiday season? I don’t think there are... Read more »
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An interview: With Myself About Heaven

An interview: With Myself About Heaven
I recently read Mitch Albom’s new book The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, and have been thinking about it ever since. Instead of simply writing about the book or writing a review of it, I decided to go deeper and interview myself. This was more difficult than I thought it would be. I hope... Read more »

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”

“Dan and I went on a date at the carnival”
The following chapter came from an actual experience of a first date I went on when I was younger. I love to use real life experiences that I have had or that I heard about, but then add a big dose of imagination to change details and to make it meaningful. I think often those... Read more »

The Stories I Never Tell

The Stories I Never Tell
September’s Blogapalooza challenge is to write about a story you’ve never told to anyone. Is this topic inspired by recent political events? Do we all have secrets and stories that we keep to ourselves? Does not telling a secret mean it is not true? Not telling absolutely does not mean that it did not happen,... Read more »
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Writing, blogging and social media

Writing, blogging and social media
I have always had an interest in books and even began to write my first novel back in 1996, but I never finished it. Then in 2013, I finally finished and self-published my first book Fun4Babies. I had sent it to one publisher who gave me great feedback, but then I decided to self-publish. I checked out... Read more »

I believe that I can

I believe that I can
Ten days ago, my world was full of promise as I completed the final draft of my book Suppression, and began the process of acquiring an agent to get it published. Today, I received the second rejection letter of the two agents I sent my query letter to. I know that it is only two, but I also... Read more »

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”

“My search for something different brought me here tonight”
I will always love the first two books that I wrote. They definitely hold a special place in my heart, but my newest book was a gift. Fun4Babies just came from such a deep place of love for what I was doing, being an infant teacher. Then Riding Waves was a story that needed to come out... Read more »
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I almost forgot about my date

I almost forgot about my date
Here is another excerpt from my book Riding Waves . I hope you enjoy reading it. I say hi to Ashley’s mom as we walk into her house. I am surprised that she is home. Both of Ashley’s parents spend so much time at their restaurant that most of the time no one is home. I wonder to... Read more »