Making 2016 “The Year of Me”

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2016 is here and I think it should be called The Year of Me. It sounds selfish when you say it out loud, but when applied correctly, there’s nothing wrong with a little selfishness at times. Last year was the beginning of my LIVE LOVE LAUGH mindset, which taught me the importance of creating time.. read more →

Working with the Homeless

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In my novel, God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same, an unusual bond forms between Vera, an old homeless woman and Janine, the young woman who tries to help her. Their meeting takes place on a cold, snowy night when Janine, in a random act of compassion, invites Vera to a coffee shop for something.. read more →

Inspired to Write

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In a recent interview about my book God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same, I was asked this question: “What would you do differently if you had a chance?” My response: “I would start writing earlier in my life. I’ve always had lots of story ideas, but I never thought too seriously about being a.. read more →

Genre Confusion

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same book blog tour When asked what kind of books we like to read, we immediately think of our favorite type of story. Perhaps it’s a good romance, mystery, fantasy, sci-fi or maybe our book of choice is a thriller. With the classification of books, commonly referred.. read more →

Character Inspirations

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same book blog tour Authors are often asked about the origins of their fictional stories or characters. I personally believe that our imaginative writings are always a little autobiographical in nature. Not in the literal telling of our life’s story, but from our individual perspective of life.. read more →

Book Clubs: Cyberspace vs Face to Face

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same Book Blog Tour… I love book clubs. Being around books inspires me to read, reading inspires me to write and book clubs encourage an exchange of ideas that I couldn’t possible get on my own. So, as both a reader and author, I am a huge supporter.. read more →

Creating Book Clubs

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same Book Blog Tour… I asked a friend, an avid reader who had moved to a new city, if she would be my BETA or test reader for my upcoming release, God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same. As someone with an extensive book collection, physical copies.. read more →

The Real Birth Order Theory

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same Tour Book Blog Tour… Alfred Adler’s birth order theory is absolutely fascinating. So fascinating that while this theory wasn’t the biggest focus for Adler in his work, it is the one part of his work for which he is generally recognized.  Unfortunately, this widespread popular theory.. read more →

The Power of the Review

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From the God Doesn’t Love Us All the Same Book Blog Tour… For some it happened quickly and for others it was a slow moving awakening. The only thing that was clear was that when the publishing revolution began, there was no turning back. The traditional business model had to evolve. Much like the music.. read more →

The Unexpected

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When I came to the food distribution center preparing to spend about 6 hours on my feet, I was met by Rogelio. I had never seen him before and was quite surprised when he grabbed me and hugged me. He thanked me for coming to help out and we got to chatting. He had a.. read more →