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Books that are emotionally engaging, passionately crafted, and infused with hope.

IF YOU MUST CRY

IF YOU MUST CRY   Some days. Some days are harder than others. Some days are a little more challenging. Some days everyone gets a little down, even Michelle Obama. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth, whenever it is a damp drizzly November,” Ismael bemoans in Melville’s Moby Dick. Then, Ismael goes…

IF YOU MUST CRY

IF YOU MUST CRY   Some days. Some days are harder than others. Some days are a little more challenging. Some days everyone gets a little down, even Michelle Obama. “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth, whenever it is a damp drizzly November,” Ismael bemoans in Melville’s Moby Dick. Then, Ismael goes…

Ordinary Grace

Yesterday, my book club faced the new reality. We had a phone conference book club meeting. It went surprisingly well. While some chose not to participate, those of us who did found a comfortable space to shelter us. We heard the familiar voices we heard every month. We dove into the story, the messages, the…

THINGS ARE HAPPENING FOR SHATTER MY HEART

Our wonderful independent bookstore, BookWorks, sponsored a reading and signing of Shatter My Heart Sunday September 16. We had a great turnout. I was able to talk about the writing process and how this book came to be. We had a great discussion with everyone offering comments and questions. What a joy to sit with…

INVISIBLE ILLNESS, LIFE SHATTERING CONSEQUENCES and Hope

The word Heart in the title, Shatter My Heart, has seemed to send Amazon on a quest to match it to lighter novels. This book has a complicated love story as part of addressing the complex ramifications of invisible and chronic illnesses. Shatter My Heart is more accurately a novel that challenges the medical profession’s…

Medical Drama/A Call to Compassion/Shatter My Heart

Recently I received a review from a woman who had just finished reading my literary novel, Shatter My Heart. What she brought out was the medical drama and convergence with other invisible illnesses. I am incorporating her review into this blog because her medical drama and the issues of chronic illness touch so many lives…

AMAZON A DISAPPOINTMENT for Shatter My Heart Reviews

AMAZON A DISAPPOINTMENT for Shatter My Heart Reviews After selling so many books at the book launch and more at our local independent book store I discovered that Amazon will not publish any review if the book was not bought directly from them. While it makes some sense, it eliminates so many reviewers. Many individuals…

Anticipation and Celebration

Two days before the Official launch of my new literary novel, Shatter My Heart. Those who have worked with me to get to this point by contributing to editing, publishing and marketing are joining me for the launch and celebration that it has come together so beautifully. We will be celebrating this accomplishment as the…

New Website, Your Thoughts

I am celebrating this elegant new website. Working with Kevin Sterling and his team at Pixel Wilderness has been a great experience. They were professional, efficient and responsive as they worked to get this site up in time for the Official launch of my new novel, Shatter My Heart, on April 8, 2018. I am…

SHATTER MY HEART, PART OF THE JOURNEY.

Writing a book is sheer joy, an adventure of discovery. You pour your passion, your message, your love of your characters and their lives into an experience of writing that takes you to another place. Publishing is another experience altogether. In future blogs, I will go into the things that can happen with publishing a…