Grief Hurts

I’m excited to share that I finally have a new book available. THE CHASE IS OVER was released on June 28, 2019. I apologize to my readers for taking so long to get a new book written, but sometimes life throws you curve-balls, events that stop the creativity and paralyze the heart. 2018 was one of those years!

When I think about it, I realize I lost my heart in a murky storm of emotion, pushed beyond my empathetic level. Dark, swirling sensations spinning until nothing was left. A total shut down, the well of tears bled dry. A hollow husk, my heart shriveled to nothing after the loss of a very dear friend.

Watching her fight for almost seven years tore me up inside. The depth of pain and sadness I felt for everything she went through, the strain it put on her family, the uncertainty. It all snowballed to the inability to write anything. I miss her so much!

I’m grateful for every memory we created together. That joy is tucked inside me to cherish on the sad days. After many months, I’ve finally come to a place where I can talk to Julie everyday. I can share the stories that are starting to bubble, the new messages that are forming in my heart. And I’m ready to pour all these new emotions onto the pages of several new books.

I now realize why I put MYSTICAL MOMENTS aside. I wasn’t emotionally ready to share Anya’s story. I am now. I’ve asked Julie, who was always my second set of eyes for my manuscripts, to help channel the joy through my characters. My love for her, her husband, her kids, her parents will help soften the grief, hopefully decreasing the number of sad days in the future. May Mystical Moments be a celebration for Julie! Hugs.

Hawaii Beach Walk

I just returned from an awesome “mini-Guam” reunion in Hawaii. One week on Oahu and one week on the Big Island. Our group ranged from six to nine, so we rented homes on each island to enjoy the ocean views, have cook outs, and enjoy each others company. We caught up on the last sixteen years and are planning more reunions in the future!

Of course, I took my laptop and was able to spend a few days writing with the aqua-blue water crashing in front of me. I let my mind brew new scenes while we took in the sights, and I’m raring to get back to work full-time.

I’ve set a few deadlines for myself. Finish Margie Lawson’s awesome lecture packets by April 8th. Finish Passion’s Promise MS by June 1st. I’m attending OWFI in Oklahoma City on May 4th and though I will be networking and attending some workshops, a dear friend and I will spend most of our time working on our individual WIP.

Life is crazy, but life is good. I’ll keep you posted as we get closer to a release date.
Until then… Hugs!!!