It’s been fun, St. Louis!

The 2015 Edition of Penned Con was another success! Thanks in most part to Rick and Amy Miles and the RCPR staff and team. It’s funny because this is the first event in a long time where I hardly knew anybody. I clung to Kelsey Kukal Keeton like her fourth child, and spent a lot of alone time in my room, working on my latest release. But the thrill of just being in such a lovely city, with the sweetest and most welcoming authors and fans was simply the highlight of my weekend.

Thanks, St. Louis! Until the next time……………

Penned Con

Own Your Life

Yesterday, InD’Tale magazine published my very first interview ever in their summer double issue. This wonderful experience took place many months ago, when the Chicago winter blanketed the ground with inches and inches of snow.  You can imagine how nostalgic I felt as I read my words over again two very different seasons later.  I was a little concerned. My inexperience, my personality, they all just collaborated together to produce a very telling article. And then I woke up this morning to many Facebook messages from people who were emotionally touched by what was written in the interview. Many were amazed at the candidness of my answers, the openness towards exposing my strengths and my weaknesses.  Which made me think, why would I do such a thing? Why not keep the aura of mystery around me like so many others out there? Will it ruin my brand? Make me look ordinary? Make me any less worthy of success?

And then another thought. Well, maybe no one will read it and it will just fade away. The article has only been out for two days, so who knows?

But there is one thing I do know. And that is this – I own my life.

I own all my mistakes, my slipups, my failures. I wear them like a badge of honor because they all make up every single bit of who I am.  There is no accomplishment without defeat. Marriages don’t get stronger without challenges. Children don’t learn value unless you show them hardship. Love comes at you from all directions, you take it as it comes and return it as you see fit.  Loving the right person or the wrong person – it leaves you with wonderful memories you will never forget. It leads you to your “new normal” because you’re different now. You’ve changed and if they love you, they change right with you.

Remember that every crazy decision you’ve made leads to (eventually) the right decision.

I’m standing by this interview and everything in it. And those who know me aren’t really that surprised. That’s just the way I am. That’s just the way I live my life.

*I would like to thank TJ McKay for giving me the opportunity of being featured in the Indie world’s biggest online magazine. I never imagined that sitting down for this interview would result in my gaining a new friend.  Throughout this whole process, TJ was kind and understanding. She went out of her way to make sure that I was comfortable with the information that was going to be released. I am so lucky to have met someone who I felt a special connection with, someone who is now a special part of my ever so crazy life. CLICK HERE to read the article.

Insipid Nominated for Awards at Penned Con 2015!

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What a great week it has been for me! First, a shout out by my friend, Tarryn Fisher. And now this. Nominations are out for the Penned Con 2015 awards and Insipid is in two categories! Here’s the link to vote. Please show us some love! And thank you all, for always being here.  PLEASE […]

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The Mystery Called Wattpad

Eight months ago, I registered for Wattpad. I wasn’t sure what it was or what I was doing, but it looked like a really cool place to connect with many others who, like me, enjoyed to write about everything and anything. Everyone knows that I’m in between books right now – floating in space until […]

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Big New World, Little Old Me

I was told I have to blog more. And I haven’t been doing it, not because I have nothing to say. On the contrary, if I allowed myself to let it go, you’d be getting all the interesting details of my life for the past year. After all, isn’t that what prompts me to write? […]

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It’s here! The video trailer for In This Life!

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,100 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 52 trips to carry that many people. Click here to see the […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! May the New Year bring you and your family the blessings of health, happiness and so much love. This year, may you learn to love fully and selflessly, without reservation or restraint. Whether it be the right person or the wrong person. Don’t be afraid to love with all your heart. Learn […]

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In This Life – Coming Soon!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS, with all my love

Christmas 2014

 

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