Showing posts from March, 2016

For Those Who Have Asked ...

Lately, I've been asked about the order of which my books should be read, so I thought I'd do a quick post here on my blog. Although I do have four books in a series, it was an accidental series.  When writing Finding Kylie, I honestly had no intention of continuing the journey for the other characters in the book.  I thought I'd release Finding Kylie and see what else came my way as far as storylines. You see - Finding Kylie was my 'what if' in life.  It's been said we should write what we know,  so I did. Only I fictionalized my what if in life. After concluding Finding Kylie with a somewhat open but definite ending, I couldn't fathom putting myself in a position to write a story I wasn't emotionally or spiritually prepared for.  To continue Chastity's story with her father meant stepping into some shoes I wasn't prepared for. That was until I continued to receive emails from readers who were wondering 'what was in John's let

13 and counting

As a mom, we never know who our kids are going to grow into. We know who we hope they grow into - responsible, caring human beings who contribute well to the world around them. Most moms I know (myself included) pray they're parenting well enough to teach their kids to make wise choices... to change things for the better so that they leave the world a better place than how they found it. Since there is no manual for motherhood that gives us step-by-step instructions for each stage - we do the best we can. Thankfully, there are a lot of resources out there that give us some insight. For example, my mother has been key to how I parent. I find myself quoting her phrases without even knowing where they came from. These gems of wisdom have been stored in the back of my mind for future use without my knowledge until they pop from my mouth, and I lovingly shake my head - thankful for my mother's influence. Her gentle spirit was paired with knowledge, discipline, and unconditi

Instead of the Bird

It happens to us all. We sit in traffic, unable to move because other cars are keeping us from edging in any direction to break free from being blocked in. If you're like most of us, you're frustrated. You're most likely running late. And to top it off, you've got a monumental jerk behind you, who is a huge fan of his horn and proves it by laying on it nice and long for your benefit. Because he is sure - you're at fault that he's not going anywhere anyway! Now, it doesn't matter that you can feel his pain. He is just mad and is going to show you how much by showing you the international sign for 'STEP OFF!' or whatever else comes to mind. Let's just say he's a fan of birds - the kind that likes to shoot up in greeting. So what is your reaction? Most would respond in kind, and to be honest, no one could blame you.  It's like a chain reaction, right? Dominoes knock other dominoes down, just like anger begets anger. So, I offer yo