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Monday, November 16, 2020

Calling All Audiobook Listeners!

 One of the many things on my writing bucket list was to have at least one of my books on audio. I'm a HUGE audiobook listener and always imagined hearing one of my stories being played through my earbuds as I'm going for a walk, sitting on the beach, driving in my or cleaning the house. I'm proud to announce that The People We Meet Along The Way is now available on audio. So, if you're a audiobook veteran or an audiobook virgin, check it out and see what's so great about listening to your book. It took me a long time to cross that line into the audio world and once I did, I was hooked. The People We Meet Along The Way is available on Audible, Amazon and also on iTunes. Happy Listening!!

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

The People We Meet Along The Way Is Live!!

 I can't believe the day is finally here, the day I get to share my latest set of characters with all of you. It's so special and personal for a writer to be able to do this. For months, maybe even years, these characters or friends (as they become known as by their creators) only exist on the screen of their computers and in their hearts. They spend good days and bad days with them. When they want to escape from reality they know that all they have to do is open their laptop and they're there waiting, like an old friend putting on a cup of tea or that warm soft blanket not the back of the couch on a cold dreary day. On release day we share these new friends with the rest of the world, and just like in life, some people may like them the moment they first meet them, some people may need a little time to warm up to them, and some people may just not get them at all. I'm hoping all of you take a chance on getting to know them because I think they're pretty great (even if I am being a bit biased). I hope their story pulls you in and temporarily erases all of the craziness of the real wold we live in. 

That's all any author can hope for!

Enjoy xo

 

“What if those cracks aren’t really mistakes we made in life but instead something else?”...
“What do you see them as?” he asked.
“People. The smaller ones are people who have come and gone in our life, the bigger ones are people we’ve known for a long time, and the ones that are just beginning to form are the people we’ve just met. All of them intersect in some way or another, shaping us into who we are, giving the flowers amongst them the foundation to change and grow.”


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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Every Writer Knows...

 The worst time for a writer is when they're stuck. It's that time when they have a story brewing in their mind, but they haven't ironed out all the details. Major missing pieces and plot holes invade every crevice of their brain. No matter how hard they try to to make the story jive, it just doesn't seem to work. It's like putting a square peg into a round hole. Every author knows exactly what I'm talking about. I have an idea for a story that I know could be great if I could just find those missing pieces. I'm dying to create new characters, new places, and new stories, but I know I can't until I could fill in the blanks. So, I'm not going to stress because I know it will come to me when I least expect it. Maybe while I'm walking through the woods, maybe while I'm people watching or maybe as I'm lying in bed just before those last few moments of consciousness give way to sleep. I think it might be our subconscious telling our wandering minds to rest a bit. Take in reality before escaping to a fictional world. But quite honestly, can you think of any other time than now to flee from reality? So for now, I'm going to lose myself in other writer's fictional worlds by reading or shall I say...listening (I'm an audiobook junkie) and hopefully I'll find those missing pieces I'm looking for along the way!




Monday, September 7, 2020

It's the Unofficial End of Summer

 Labor Day (The first Monday in September here in the U.S) has always been the end of summer for me even though the calendar says differently. Ever since I was a child, it always marked "Back to School" because it was the last day of summer vacation as we'd always go back the day after. I remember falling asleep or at least trying to at night, tossing and turning in anticipation, a mixture of excitement and nerves for what would await the next day. Sadly, now with the virus still running rampant, most kids will be going to bed tonight and not know the restless sea of emotions that comes the night before the first day of school. Not that I'd want to go back and relive that time of uncertainty...Will I least have one friend in my lunch period to sit with? What if I forget my locker combination? What if I totally hate my teacher? These all seem like such trivial worries now as an adult, but as a kid, they were HUGE. Ones that every child should experience because in a weird way, it helped me cope with bigger matters and more important situations as an adult. I know that every uphill battle, every embarrassment, every letdown, and every shred of self-doubt as child helped mold me and make into stronger person. It's something all kids need to face and overcome on their own. I look at how much has changed since I was a child, and I'm so thankful I grew up when I did. A time before cell phones and social media. A time when Pac Man and Frogger on a tiny television were all the rage. A time when hearing your favorite song being played on the radio was a treat because we didn't have the instant gratification of downloading it. There's something to be said for "less is more" because I wouldn't trade any of that for the world.

 Here's to hoping all the kids have a great and healthy school year, wether it be virtually or in person! Now that I'm out of school and so are my kids, Labor Day will mark the start of something different, cooler nights, changing leaves, and pumpkin spice! The best part of all...I can still sneak a little bit of summer in by hitting the beach during the best month of all here on the east coast...September.  The crowds are gone, the water is at its warmest, and the afternoons are some of the most beautiful! 

Just like a new chapter in a book, things change and evolve as it goes on, but those changes aren't possible or even triumphant without a little struggle to get there.






Thursday, September 3, 2020

Two More Weeks...

 It's hard to believe The People We Meet Along The Way will be releasing in exactly two weeks. I remember when I first announced it, it seemed like September was so far away, and here we are! Time flies! Have you pre-ordered your copy? 

Beth Rinyu has outdone herself with this book. The way she described every part of her European journey made me feel like I was there with them. The intricate details were so well done. And the story was perfectly written. A must read!!!

~ Three Chicks and their Books


This was a beautiful story full of every emotion you could imagine. Heartbreak, anger, joy, laughter. Secrets are discovered, lies are told and journeys are taken. Life is beautiful and the people you meet along the way are really what make life the journey that it is. 

~NetGalley Reviewer 

       PRE-ORDER HERE

"I knew that feeling all too well, battling in unison with the lump in your throat and the burning in your eyes. Hoping the dam wouldn’t break and expose how badly your heart was breaking inside. It was like a fragile mirror into your soul, one that you tried desperately to prevent others from looking into. One that could be shattered into a million pieces at any time, taking everything that was seen on the other side along with it by exposing every last bit of your emotions."  





Thursday, August 20, 2020

Ode To My Boobs

 Twenty-Four hours ago, I was sitting in the waiting area apologizing to my boobs for the torture that was about to be inflicted upon them What torture might that be, you ask? 

THE YEARLY MAMMOGRAM. 

The one medical procedure that stresses me out more than anything. Yes, I know the importance of it, and I would never forgo it or tell anyone else to, but anyone who has had one can relate to the horror of it. Really, I'm not a wimp...honestly! I gave birth to two humans within seven minutes of each other without any drugs (not by choice...I'm not that brave!). But that's a whole different story. Let's get back to my poor little boobs (and I do mean that literally), the technician reminds me every year that if I were a little bigger on top it wouldn't be as panful. I have to stop and wonder, what would you like me to do lady? Grow a set of triple D's overnight? Does she actually think I like still being able to fit into a training bra?

The time seems to be dragging on as I wait to be led to the torture chamber. I try and think of something else to take my mind off it...anything, but it's not working. The only image I have flashing through my brain is my boob being placed on a tray, and the sound of the machine clamping down on it while I stand in the most awkward position, the whole time thinking, "Please don't let the power go out!". I mean really, has that crossed any of your minds? If not...you're welcome for that added fear! Then there's the switch to snap the picture. I don't know about your place, but at mine, the darn switch is all the way on the other side of the room. So once you're in the position described above. The tech moseys on over to the other side of the room (which seems like hours instead of seconds) to snap the picture and release the clamp. Who designs these machines? I mean, in this day and age shouldn't there be something a little better? 

Then I hear her coming down the hall to get me, like Dr. Frankenstein getting ready to lead me to his laboratory. I look down at my boobs one last time and tell them this:


"Give the camera the best smile you can, so the tech doesn't say, "we need to do this again".

I know you may hate me for a small amount of time, but trust me, it's necessary to make sure you're healthy and fine. 

The few agonizing moments of prevention you're about to endure is so much better than the cure."


 


 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

August Special

It's hard to believe we're on the back end of August. Where does time go? I'm always sad when summer ends, but I do love autumn too. Theres just something about the cooler nights, the changing leaves and the crisp air that help to ease me out of my end of summer blues. So, I'd like to give you the best of both seasons, a suspenseful, romantic summer read with a little bit of that autumn feel. 

When Autumn Ends is on sale for .99 cents until August 23rd.

Here's what others are saying about it

"When Autumn Ends and let me just tell you. They mystery part is what made this story so spectacular! The writing was stellar, the mystery was intense and the romance slow burn perfection. The twists and turns and shocking revelations in When Autumn ends kept me up at night until I knew how this story would end! I thought this was one story and it turned out to be something else entirely! "

                                                                    ~ Goodreads Reviewer 


"A Heart grabbing, emotionally, charged story about the all consuming power of love and healing."

                                                                    ~Kitty Kats Crazy About Books 


"I really liked this author’s style, heartfelt, flowing effortlessly, making me cry and smile. Just something perfect for romance!"

                                                             ~ Beware of the Reader 


Ease into Autumn while enjoying these last weeks of summer. Download your copy while it's at the reduced price!

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Sunday, August 16, 2020

Just About a Month Away...Have You Pre-ordered Your Copy Yet?

 


“Maybe all those cracks are the mistakes that flower has made in its life, leaving it all alone and vulnerable, but it’s still thriving despite it all. I’m sure there are days it just wants to be trampled on or wither away in the blistering sun, because it’s feeling hopeless. But it remains. A reminder to the people who take the time to recognize it that there’s still beauty in life, despite all the bad things that may happen to us or the blunders we make. Some people live their life allowing those cracks to define them, while others rise above them and realize that through those mistakes there could be beauty in ways we never imagined.” 
                       ~ The People We Meet Along The Way 

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Friday, July 31, 2020

A Free Summer Read

Looking for a book to spend your days with at the beach, by the pool or sitting in the nice cool air-conditioning? The Exception To The Rule is free until Monday! Grab your copy today. 
If you have Kindle Unlimited, you can read any of my books for free. 

Happy Friday, happy weekend, and happy reading!




Saturday, July 25, 2020

Have You Pre-ordered Your Copy Yet?

"This journey had taken me from a naรฏve college girl with rose-colored glasses, to a thirty-five-year-old woman who realized the tint on those glasses eventually fades away over time."


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*Photography by yours truly!

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pre-order Your Copy Today

The people We Meet Along the Way is available on September 17th and is now available for pre-order. 

The memories we make consist of the places we go, the sites we see...and the people we meet along the way.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

It Will Be Here Before You Know It...

I hate wishing time away, especially the summer when the weather is warmer and the days are longer. BUT this year I'm a little excited to see September come because I'll finally be able to share my new book with all of you! Here's a little sneak peek...


Available to pre-order on Amazon. Reserve your copy today and have it on your Kindle on 
September 17th.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Thursday, May 21, 2020

COVER REVEAL

I know we have a while to go until you see the inside, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the outside for now <3. 


Jillian O’Rourke’s marriage died long before her husband’s tragic accident. Years of battling with infertility and demanding careers melted their once solid relationship. Bearing the burden of guilt over his death, Jillian gets lost in despair and a series of "what-ifs". But one chance encounter with a stranger, changes everything. Now being faced with newfound knowledge and a painful decision, Jillian must push past her anger, learn to forgive and open her heart in ways she never could’ve imagined. As she comes to grips with the devastation of her past, she learns to embrace the possibility of a future she never thought possible. A bittersweet story of love, forgiveness, and the unexpected destiny that is sometimes handed to us in life from the people we meet along the way.


Publication Date: September 17, 2020






Friday, May 8, 2020

Mother's Day Giveaway

Who likes paperbacks? Well, if you do I've got a chance for you to win a signed copy of my very first one! I'll be choosing the winner on Mother's Day, so go ahead and enter! Good luck! 





Wednesday, May 6, 2020

My Book Babies

With Mother's Day fast approaching, it got me thinking about different ways we are "moms". Whether it's to our children, our fur kids, nieces or nephews...there are so many different ways we can be a parent. I'm a mom to humans, dogs and books. Yes...books.  Putting your ideas, your words and yourself out there is scary, so much like sending your kid off to school for the very first time. Will they be okay? Will the other kids like them? Will they be able to cope without you? All those same questions and fears every single mom who has watched her baby drive off on the bus for the first time has are the same fears an author has after they've hit "publish". Your babies are special, you become fiercely protective if someone dares to criticize them, and you just want everyone to like them, even though you know that's not always possible. Just like with my kids, I never play favorites with my books or the characters in them. Instead, I embrace that each one is different and is special in their own unique ways. But no matter how many children you may have, there's only one who gave you the title of mom for the very first time (in my case it was two...twins!). Just like no matter how many books you may have published, there's only one that gave you the title of Author for the very first time...meet my first published:



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Thursday, April 30, 2020

Imagination Is Everything

It looks like traveling won't be in the cards for any of us anytime soon. My trip to London will more than likely be cancelled after having that on my bucket list for years. Guess the queen will have to wait! But I'm going to remain positive that one day I will get there. Until then...I'll travel though old photos of vacations gone by, meet new friends in the pages of a book, and make the most of the "new" normal. So when I'm not scouring old photos or getting lost in a good book, I'll be sitting right here in my own backyard, pretending I'm in an English garden sipping on some tea. If you can imagine it...you can go anywhere!


Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Calling All Book Bloggers!

 I've got a new book coming out, and I'd love to have you take part in my cover reveal! I've included the sign-up form below. Thanks so much in advance. I can't wait to share the cover with you was well as the pages of my latest book.




Wednesday, April 8, 2020

My Midweek Advice

As I said in previous posts, I stopped watching the news a while ago. Not because I don't care about what's going on in the world, but my anxiety level can't take it. Instead, I'm trying to stay optimistic by thinking of what the world will be like once this is all over. Simple things I took for granted, like getting my hair done, going to the mall and shopping, going to the grocery store and being able to amble down the aisles and take everything in. Then I focus on bigger things, like planning my next vacation or what my next big home improvement will be. Until that time comes, I'm trying to stay positive and keep myself busy by doing small things around my house, like making floral arrangements from flowers I normally overlooked in my backyard, always giving them a quick glance when they'd bloom, thinking "oh yeah, they're pretty". Never giving much thought that these beautiful blooms come back year after year, regardless of the harsh winter they may have encountered, regardless of the amount of sun, the amount of rain or the amount of tending to. They come back every year without fail, even if it's just to give us a week's worth of beauty...it's up to us if we choose to see it or let it fade away. This year was the first year I really chose to see that beauty and bring it inside to enjoy a little longer. 


So my midweek advice is this: Find beauty in things your took for granted. Do something that makes you happy, and most importantly...Stay Positive! Brighter days are ahead!

Sunday, April 5, 2020

"The End" Is So Bittersweet

"The End" are two words every writer strives to type and then feels as if they're saying goodbye to a little part of their heart when they get there. I typed those two bittersweet words a month ago, and I'm still feeling the loss of my characters who I'd spent months with through all their ups and downs. It's that time you spend as a writer, when these characters only live in your imagination and on the screen of your laptop, before anyone in the world even knows they exist that's truly magical. Now here I am, making all the preparations to send them off to the world, like a mother getting ready to send her child off to school for the first time. That's the thing about writing and publishing, that feeling never gets old. No matter how many characters you create or how many books you publish. I'm so excited for everyone else to meet them...but I have to admit, I do enjoy that time when I could call them all my own. 





Friday, April 3, 2020

Todays Recommendations By "Moi"

First let me start this post by saying, I hope everyone is well and staying safe. This is such a scary time. There are days that I think, all will be okay and days where I'm on anxiety overload because of it. Anyone else feel like that?

I think trying to stay busy is key. I'm working from home every other week, and I find the weeks I'm in the office, I feel much better. What are you doing to stay busy at home? Writing is my number one got to, it takes me out of the craziness around me and plops me into my own little fictional world. I've just finished up my most recent book and am awaiting editing. Since it takes me forever to transition from one book to the next, writing is not in the cards for me right now. But here are some things I have been doin to keep myself occupied that may be of some help to you to pass the time away:

1) In the beginning of the year I set out to learn French. I took four years of it in High School and was surprised how much I remembered on my trip to France a few months ago. I played around with Duolingo back in January and was doing pretty good, but then life got in the way. Well, I'm happy to report that, J'y suis de retour! (I'm back at it!)

2) Binge watching: Probably the most popular pass time of all. Here are my picks, just in case you haven't seen some of them:

Call The Midwife (Netflix)
Broadchurch (Netflix)
Dr. Foster (Netflix)
Unorthodox (Netflix)
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Prime)
Downtown Abbey (Amazon Prime)

3) Reading: If you haven't read a book by yours truly  (shameless plug) what are you waiting for? They're all available on Kindle Unlimited. Here are some others that I highly recommend.



So, that's some of my suggestions! Feel free to comment with some of yours!

Until next time... Au revoir et restez bien!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Need An Escape From Reality?

Does anyone else feel like they're living in a dream? You know, the kind you wake up from with your heart beating fast, thankful that it wasn't real. Lately that's pretty much how I've been feeling. Going to the grocery store for necessary things is like going out to hunt on the African safari with lions and hyenas waiting to attack, but instead of it being animals I'm afraid of, it's this darn virus. I find that keeping myself busy with writing, and doing little projects around the house helps. I try not to watch the news at all because it makes me more anxious. I think staying positive it key or we'll all end up going mad before this over. Last night I was feeling particularly stressed, so I went on my kindle and revisited with a few of my characters who made me smile the entire time I was creating them, They instantly made me feel better! So allow me to introduce you to them:

Faith - Hot mess single mom
Joey - Her adorable five-year-old daughter 
Gabe - Faith's workaholic, perfectionist, boss (the complete opposite of her)

And the star of the show...
Sylvia - A hip "80 something" Jewish grandmother whose not afraid to tell it like it is!



This cast of characters will have you in stitches and help to temporarily take your mind off the world with their antics. So, if you need a little escape give them a try. They're the perfect kind of therapy we all need for times like these!


๐ผ๐‘“ ๐‘ฆ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก ๐‘Ž ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘Ž ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘โ„Ž๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘ข๐‘”โ„Ž๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’. ๐‘Œ๐‘œ๐‘ข ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘›'๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘๐‘œ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘! ๐‘†๐‘ฆ๐‘™๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘Ž ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ง๐‘ฆ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘ง๐‘ฆ ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘ . ๐ฝ๐‘œ๐‘’๐‘ฆ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘ ๐‘œ ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘™๐‘’! ๐ผ โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ฃ๐‘’ ๐‘Ž ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ค ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘ข๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘“๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘ ! ๐บ๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐น๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž.....๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘ฆ'๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘“๐‘’๐‘๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘”๐‘’๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ.

๐บ๐‘’๐‘ก ๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘™๐‘–๐‘๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘”!!!
- ๐ด๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘ง๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘…๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘Ÿ

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Monday, March 30, 2020

Travel In Your Mind

Monday, Monday!! Does it even matter what day of the week it is anymore. Everyday seems like the movie Groundhog Day. This week is my week to work from home, and I never thought I'd say this, but I like the weeks I have to go into the office. It's so weird how you get into a routine and don't like to deviate from that (at least I don't, anyway). What have you guys been doing to keep busy besides the usual (cooking, cleaning, laundry)? I binged watched season 1 and 2 yesterday of Call the Midwife...again! I've seen all of the seasons already buy I love that show so much. I'm doing my part in trying to stimulate the economy by ordering things online that I really don't need. I have more friends on Words with Friends than I can keep up with. I've taken more pictures of my dogs than I probably have of my kids as they were growing up, and I've reread, changed, added, took some things out of my latest book. Now I need to find some new characters to hang out with! Since none of us are getting out these days, what I've found myself doing is looking through my photos and finding some of the places I've been that made me happy! It kinda makes me feel like I'm there again just reliving the memory of it. Here are some of my favorites:



                                                          Black Forest Germany






                                                                Innsbruck Austria
                                                     





                                                                Strasbourg France


Stay positive, stay healthy, and find new and innovative ways to travel without ever leaving your house!

~Beth xoxo

Friday, March 27, 2020

Time Is A Gift

I know many of you who have been stuck at home are thinking, "I can't for life to go back to normal." Be careful what you wish for. Yes, it does stink that we can't get together with friends, go to the movies, head out to the mall...the normal everyday things we're so accustomed to. But think of the gift we've been given. TIME. No amount of money can buy it and now amount of wishing can bring it back. So use it wisely and make the most of it...one day you'll look back and see it was more valuable than anything you've ever owned. 
If anything these past few weeks has taught us...it's that life can change in an instant. Be thankful for the time we have and the time we've been given to slow down and enjoy life...other's who are helping to fight this virus or are sickened by it are wishing they had it as well. 


"๐˜๐˜ต ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜Œ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜บ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ด๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต, ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ง๐˜ถ๐˜ญ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฆ ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฌ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ต๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ. ๐˜š๐˜ฐ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฌ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜จ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ป๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฌ๐˜ญ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ฃ๐˜ฆ๐˜ข๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ. ๐˜ˆ๐˜ญ๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ด ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฌ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ท๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฐ ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ต ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ฏ."

                                                          ~ ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜บ ๐˜š๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ




Tuesday, March 24, 2020

I've Got A Little Secret...

I was going to wait to officially announce what I've been doing to help get me through the craziness  in our current world, but I couldn't keep it secret any longer. I know it's early, but I wanted to share  what's coming your way from me (more than likely not until September). I'm hoping this will give you something to look forward to if you're feeling hopeless and down during these uncertain times we're living in. I have to say, these characters are some of my favorites (I know, I say that all the time after each of my books...but what kind of author would I be if I didn't fall in love with the characters I created.) Through them, I got to relive my recent trip and the magic of the Christmas markets in Germany, France and Austria. I visited England (even though I've never been...but I'm still holding out hope that I'll be going fo the first time this summer), and I also learned a lesson in forgiveness. Funny, how we can teach ourselves so much through our own words. So with out further ado, I give you....



I'll be sharing lots more with you as the time gets closer. Until then: Stay healthy, stay positive, and go an adventure every day...even if it's only in your mind! This too shall pass!

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A Lesson Learned...From My Dog.

 I wanted to switch things up and not talk about my books or writing in this post. Instead, I wanted to focus on something that may help to give you a little perspective in these crazy times we're living in as of late.

Did you ever hear the saying, the best therapist has four legs and a tail? I truly do believe that. I have 2 four legged friends. One who is my therapist, and the other one warrants that therapy (but in his defense he is still a puppy and has a lot to learn). My therapist came to me eleven years ago. I was home sick from work and scrolling through Petfinder. When I saw a picture of him on the site,I was immediately drawn to him, like he was destined to be mine. I never owned a dog as an adult and wasn't really sure of all the responsibility that came along with it, but I put an application in for him anyway. Much to my surprise, I was notified within a few days from the rescue that I was approved, and he would be coming to us all the way from Mississippi. I'm not gonna lie, I kind of freaked out after that, running around, preparing like I was ready to give birth. Bogie, as we came to know him came into our life all those years ago and since then he has become a loving member of our family, and a huge piece of my heart . It saddens me so much to see him slowing down, his graying eye brows and not being able to last for more than 15 minutes on the long walks he used to love to take. He's always been so in tune with my feelings. He knows when I'm sad, and he knows when I'm angry...sometimes before I even know I am.

The other night, I realized just how much his presence affected me. I was having a crappy day, stressed out about everyday things and the world in general. I took the crazy puppy, (whose name is Georgie by the way) out on his leash to go to the bathroom one last time before going to bed. Bogie joined us like he always does. He works the perimeter of our yard, acting as the security guard by patrolling the area in the dark, making sure that nothing happens to me or his bratty little brother. He waited patiently for Georgie to do his business, and when I turned around to see where he was, he was looking up to the sky with the most soulful, gentlest look in his eyes. The kind of look you see in a wise old man who has seen a lot of things in life. When I tilted my head upwards to see what had him so mesmerized, I saw it -- the most beautiful clearest, star-filled night I had ever witnessed in my life. I know what my sweet little dog was trying to convey to me--slow down, shut the world away and just take in the beauty. If he wasn't out there with me, I know I would have just went through the motions, waited for Georgie to do his business and went back inside without ever seeing that beauty that lingered just above me.I don't know how some people can say animals have no souls because to me they are more in tune with our feelings than our fellow humans. So I guess the moral of my story is, no matter how crazy life gets, no matter how scared the news we turn on the TV makes us, there's still beauty in this world, you just have to look for it. And sometimes it may take an old faithful friend to show it to you.


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Monday, March 16, 2020

Escape With a Book or Two or More...99 cents and Freebie!


Happy Monday! Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. In case anyone needs to escape the craziness out there, I've put three of my books on sale for .99 cents and one for free until March 21st. Grab your copies today 
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Monday, March 9, 2020

Creativity Takes Courage

As I'm getting a little closer to typing "The End" on my next book, I doubted myself a few times along the way. Not because I don't like my storyline, quite the opposite, I love it. It's because some of my characters are seriously flawed in ways that some readers may not be able to look past. I thought about changing some things for those who refuse to read a book that has a certain element to it, but I just cannot bring myself to do it because it's the heart of the story in which everything else flows. I love to read realistic fiction, as do a lot of readers, and to me "realistic" means...real life. And in real life people are flawed, people make mistakes and if they're lucky, they learn from them and move forward using that knowledge in a positive way. There are no perfect people in life, and there are no perfect characters in books (at least not mine anyway). So, I'm embracing all their faults and loving them just the same...as I hope you will too.

Be original, stay true to yourself, and don't be afraid of the criticism that may come from it.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

February has one extra day this year...

That means one extra day to save on a favorite of many of my readers! Easy Silence is only .99 cents until the end of February. If you love a good emotional read, grab a box of tissues, find a nice comfy spot and spend this last weekend of the month getting to know Jaxson and Samantha. 


“Read this masterpiece of words that will take you on the ride of your life. Experience this emotional journey of a love so tangible that it escapes through your reading device and roots into your very core.”
~ Amazon Review


Wednesday, February 5, 2020

I'll Be Seeing You Is On Sale

If you haven't read I'll Be Seeing You, now is your chance to grab it for .99 cents!

My mother once said that angels come in many forms: people, animals, insects, flowers or even objects. Some stay with us for just a short time, helping us through difficult times, others stay forever, deep inside our soul, carrying us from one moment to the next. I always wanted to believe it was true, that maybe in a world where there was so much bad, there was still hope for some good. As I grew older and the innocence of childhood waned, tainting my views on life, I was finding that perhaps it was just my mother’s way of feeding my young imagination. That all changed the day I met him.
You know that feeling you get deep inside your gut? The one that tells you something is dangerous, or something is meant to be. The one that sees the bad or good in a person before they even utter a single syllable to you. The one that rattles your very soul, making you question your own sanity because you know you must be completely mad for having such an intense connection to someone you’ve just met. That’s the feeling I had when I first saw him. It was so much more than his good looks, his charming personality and his caring ways. It was something unexplainable and unimaginable.
The first time we met, I felt it, and I was pretty certain he did too. Familiar strangers searching for someone, or something deep inside the other. Maybe I was losing my mind or maybe I was just caught up in a daydream of how I wished my life could be. But from the first moment I had gotten caught up in his gaze, I knew I had stared into those pale-blue eyes once before…maybe not in this lifetime, but perhaps a lifetime before. 
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