Tag: #words

“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 »

Movie (DVD) Review: RBG

Movie (DVD) Review: RBG
I have never had much interest in politics or the legal profession even though I did almost apply to law school after college to champion for the oppressed. Maybe that is why I had an interest to learn about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, because she inspires me to find a way to make a real difference in... Read more »
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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 »

Do you ever wonder about people’s tattoos?

Do you ever wonder about people’s tattoos?
I don’t have any tattoos myself, but I have a few friends and some family members that do. Because I never had a desire to get one, I find it very interesting to understand why someone would get a tattoo and how they pick the ones that they have. I decided to interview my niece,... Read more »
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Do you have a mantra?

Do you have a mantra?
I believe that in life there are lessons to learn and situations to encounter, but I still control my path and my fate. I can decide how to respond to the situations by either learning from them or feeling defeated. There have been times in my life when I wallowed in self-pity and refused to learn from... Read more »

Movie (DVD) Review: A Wrinkle in Time (no spoilers)

Movie (DVD) Review: A Wrinkle in Time (no spoilers)
I saw A Wrinkle in Time in the theater, but since it also just came out in DVD, I watched it again. I did love the book even more than the movie, but I was excited to watch the movie again. Here is my review of the movie with no spoilers. Favorite line or message of... Read more »

My advice to me: Think happy thoughts

My advice to me: Think happy thoughts
A couple of months ago, I read an article in Inc. magazine titled, “What’s something you would tell your 20-year-old self?” and a few weeks ago, I saw another blogger post about, “15 lessons I have learned by age 50.” Then when my youngest daughter graduated from college this month, I thought about what advice... Read more »
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The End or just the beginning?

The End or just the beginning?
After years of writing and revisions, I am done with my third book. Suppression is… A futuristic novel set in 2135. Twenty-four year old Peyton lives with her parents and her brother, Parker, in one of the few civilizations remaining and thriving in what is left of America after everything and everyone was almost obliterated... Read more »