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Grief – an unfortunate part of life…

Grief. There’s nothing good about it, Charlie Brown. Death is a sad (heartbreaking) but true aspect of life. With life comes loss. With happiness comes sadness. Blah, blah, blah. Those Zen philosophical mantras aren’t comforting during the grieving process. It’s easier to say these things than to go through the experience. Words are just words, aren’t they? We all know that death is a part of life, yet when that moment happens, when the person we love passes, we find it’s pretty darn hard to cope. (Ask me how many times I’ve broken down into tears). We all cope differently. There’s those five stages everyone talks about, but things just don’t happen in life that way. Nope. I know I didn’t follow the rulebook on those stages. Matter of fact, I think I went from denial straight to anger then to bargaining, and then the ultimate sadness kicked in. It hit me: she was gone and wasn’t ever coming back. Read more →

Don’t Talk, I Love You is now available for purchase!

It’s release day! Here’s the link to buy Don’t Talk, I Love You: goo.gl/uaTFiL  If you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can grab it for free!

Kindle Press didn’t select me. No worries, though. I’m happy I tried it (What’s life without risks, right?), that it was viewed by new potential readers, and that it stayed on the “hot list” for 1/3 of a time:) — that’s all because of you!!! To everyone who nominated it, thank you so much!  Side note: Writing this book was one of the most enjoyable experiences of my writing career. I’ve never laughed so hard while writing:)

Synopsis: Recent college graduate Hadley Echols finally has a job. Her first priority – find an affordable place to live. She thinks it’s hopeless until she sees an ad that at first seems like a joke: “THREE MONKS SEEK ROOMMATE.” She doesn’t know anything about monks, only that her new roomies are on a vow of silence and only communicate via text. Then there’s the slight problem of her finding one of them irresistible. To make matters worse, her new boss might be Satan incognito and her ex-flame is back.

 

Top 5 Non-Fiction Reads

I’ve read so much women’s fiction and YA lately, and I needed a break. Not that there is anything wrong with those genres, because I love them, but I missed non-fiction. I used to read it all the time when I was in college. Read more →

Roller Skating – a Metaphor for Life

I used to roller skate. What child of the 70s and 80s doesn’t know how? Actually, I was surprised to find there are quite a few people my age who’ve never been roller skating. How did they miss out on this while growing up? Didn’t their school have a “Skate Night?” Didn’t they skate while listening to tunes on their walkman? I know I did. Read more →

Insta-love

I read so many reviews where readers feel very strongly (and that is putting it mildly) about insta-love. So, what do you think? Do you hate it? Love it? Or, are you indifferent? Read more →

The Days Lost Release Date

Mark this date down in your calendar. The Days Lost will be released on Amazon.com on Tuesday, December 10th! I can’t wait for y’all to read about Ellie Morales and Sam Gantry, the main characters. If you’re wondering what the book is about, here’s a peek at the blurb: Read more →

Judging a Book by its cover

I hate to admit it, but I do judge a book by its cover. Read more →

The Summer I Learned to Dive Nominated for Indie First Book

The Summer I Learned to Dive was nominated for Indie First Book by the Indie Romance Convention Readers Choice Awards. Read more →

This week’s recommendations…

Looking for a good mystery to read? Maybe fantasy is your favorite genre? Or, perhaps you’d rather watch a heartwarming TV show? Whatever the case, I have some recommendations for you. Read more →

Books I Love

Recently a good friend of mine suggested that I start writing blog entries about the books I’ve read and adored—I guess because I enjoy talking about them so much. When I’ve read a book that I loved, I sell it to everyone. Read more →