Schizophrenia, drugs, and death are a chapter of my life I'd pushed aside for a long time because after my mother passed from Alzheimer's and dementia, I didn't want to deal with my mentally ill older brother anymore. When she was alive, I only tolerated his presence in my life because of the love she bore him. I had so many emotions about him and how his mental illness, drug abuse, criminal behavior, years and years of institutionalization, and absolute refusal of any help had torn my family apart since I was eleven years old.
FIREFLIES, was the first novel I wrote. I wrote it in the spring of 2012, not having any idea what I was doing. I just knew I had to get this story out of my head and then, I had to share it with the world. By fall of that year, I managed to find … Continue reading My Favorite Book #Reviews | Part II | My First #YA Historical Fiction
FIREFLIES is Free on Kindle until October 23, 2018. A couple reviews: 5 Stars: "This novel is a beautifully written work of love, family values, and a soulful connection to the spirit world. It reflects the time when countless migrated to the US to escape hard times in their own homelands . It shows how … Continue reading A Tale for the Ages | My First #Novel on #Giveaway
Eight whole days...almost nine! No bread. No pasta. No to a whole bunch of things actually. Somehow, for the past eight days, I've managed quite easily to live with less than 50 carbs a day. I figured I've tried a lot of diets in my adult life post children and the only thing that ever … Continue reading I gave #Keto a Veto and Other Stupid Ramblings
First I'm sending out a HUGE thank you to everyone who participated in my free ebook promo last week! Secondly, if you haven't tried Audible before, you can try it free for 30 days and get FIREFLIES free in the process! That's right! Follow my special link for your free 30 day trial and get … Continue reading A Big Thank You and An Added #Bonus! #FREE #Audiobooks!
Unless you’re already famous for something else; rock star, movie actor, professional athlete—you most likely will not sell a million copies of your book—your first book let’s say. For Joe Shmo and P.S. Bartlett and many other authors, being successful takes a good deal of time, good marketing and a great support base. If you’re … Continue reading 10 Things I Wish I Knew About Being an Author
Since we scored a very nice condo for a steal for four days, this poor, (and I do mean poor!) struggling author was able to afford a nice little long weekend getaway in Ocean City, MD. I cannot remember exactly how many times I've been to this place but we're talking about ME and the OCEAN … Continue reading Did Ya Miss Me? I Was Off and Running Again ~ #Vacation Time
Love like fairy dust They cover me with magic Giving my heart wings
A day in pictures...
More than a blog post, this is a series of photos of what makes me smile. I hope you enjoy them!