Wonky Times…in 2020.

July 14, 2020

Scary times. Trying to navigate these Corona-virus, Covid-19 days is unsettling and I think it’s skewing my writing. While being isolated has given me more writing hours, I find the emotions of writing are different and I wonder if that will change my characters’ emotions as well.

If it does, will it be for the better? A more emotional wave as the story unfolds and their hearts’ decisions are made? Will moments become more tender, more encompassing to bring the families of Mystical Moments even closer together then they were in Mystical Connections?

As I get deeper into the story, new elements are evolving like Anya learning to deal with her own psychic gift. It scares her but intrigues her at the same time. The big dilemma for her is how to share what’s happening with Dave and her family.

Will they think she’s nuts? Making up stuff? Or will they help her embrace her gift? Does the Universe work in more ways than one to help get the right messages across?

I guess I need to get back to work to find out. That’s one of the many perks of being a writer. Nothing needs to be decided until the words fill the page. Let’s see where this journey takes us, shall we?!


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Julie Forget Schroeder

May 23, 2020

Yesterday was Julie’s birthday. She would have been 50!
Beautiful, intelligent, resilient. A wife, a mother, a friend.
She was brave, a warrior who took on a battle no one should have to face.
A daughter, a sister, family. She had an infectious, joyous personality, and in the hardest times, she just wanted you to make her laugh. Hence, #JokesForJulie became a thing. (We continue the tradition in hopes that she’s smiling down on us and laughing along!)

She didn’t want you to feel sorry for her and she lived life to the fullest. She traveled, spent time with family and friends, built memories for us all to embrace. She was an angel soul on earth and left us way too early. It’s been one year, six months, and twenty-one days, and the hole in my heart is still there. It always will be.

But we can celebrate the incredible person she was, the strength with which she faced every day. The joy she brought into our lives, the raw and pure friendship she shared with her whole heart. We can embrace those memories, hold that love in our hearts, then, now and always.

I know you are at peace, sweet Julie, but I want you to know you are missed by me and so many others each and everyday…

With love – Christine


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Authors Give Back

March 20, 2020

In today’s uncertain times, Smashwords and many of its authors are giving back. Stay in, stay safe, stay healthy and read, read, read!!!

I’m thrilled to be part of this special offer. Starting today through April 20, 2020, I’m offering my PASSION’S SERIES at 60% off. Simply copy and paste: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/christinemazurk
For PASSION’S RACE use coupon code: DG52A and start reading for only $1.60. For PASSION’S SPIRIT use coupon code: BM26A. Same deal – the ebook is yours for $1.60.

Feel free to share the information and please check out the other authors who are participating.

Happy reading!!
Until next time…
Hugs – virtual ones – just to be safe.
Christine


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Happy New Year!

January 11, 2020

Happy 2020. I’m walking into it with clear vision. I’m not making New Year Resolutions, but I am setting goals.
To spend more time with family and friends, creating wonderful memories of joy. To travel to destinations my hubby and I have never visited, stockpiling additional settings for future books. To getting another new book out, so my fans can enjoy one more mystical story. I’m committed to learning more about crafting, editing, and strengthening my writing to continue bringing emotion to the page. (See my NEWS page for an exciting course I’ll be hosting at our beach house in the Fall!)

I’m determined to learn more about promotion and sharing fellow authors’ books to help widen the audience for others. I’ll continue to host and attend writers’ retreats to keep the camaraderie brewing within the writing world. We always have such fun brainstorming, then working on our individual projects. There’s something magical about the energy in the room.

I plan to attend only a few conferences this year, the ones that celebrate authors and readers alike. What a fabulous way to network and meet new people, visit with old friends, and make new friends for life!

What are your plans this year? What adventures do you have planned so far? What goals do you hope to reach?
Can’t wait to hear how you plan to dive into 2020…So, please share.

Wishing you a healthy, happy and prosperous year!
Until next time,
Hugs – Christine


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Grief Hurts

July 6, 2019

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.


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Re-release of Sisters of Spirit!

April 11, 2018

Hi everyone,

I just wanted to share some exciting news.
The second edition of Sisters of Spirit is now available!!!
The ebook price is $3.99, so if you or a friend has not read Sisters of Spirit, get your copy today.
Kindle: http://a.com/5jHXn5I
Nook: http://bit.ly/29X3TBO
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2HoHP2e

The paperback is now available through all retailers for $12.99.

The new cover is awesome!! Thank you laideebugdigital.com for your beautiful work of art. I’m so happy to have the book available again.
Thank you Seaside Publications for breathing new life into our book.
A few updates were made, but it is the same heart-filled four novellas with five happy endings!!

Four life-long friends face the biggest changes of their lives.
Four sisters–not related by blood, but by spirit–each embark on a quest.
Four women find out what they’re truly made of, and what love indisputably means.

Four friends–Universally connected–a hidden cove–the path to Destiny.

Contact me to let me know if you enjoyed the book or leave a review at your favorite retailer.
Happy reading!!
Christine


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Just last year…

March 13, 2018

Is it possible that our mini-Guam Hawaiian vacation was one year ago?

Yes. Facebook reminded me of that this past week. Several pictures of the family and friends who came together to build fresh memories popped up on my page. Fun times that we stored in our hearts’ journals and photo albums. Memories for us to pull up and share again in the future.

Many of those wonderful tidbits are making their way into my pending manuscripts and will continue to blossom in characters’ emotions, mannerisms, and dialogues. It’s funny that so many pieces and parts of memories can come together to form a unique character or scene. To become the puzzle pieces of fresh work. And odd, too, that Facebook had to remind me of that. Do you think the Universe is telling me to focus? To get the three pending projects finished? I have no doubt.

I’m currently reading a book by David Lynch – Catching The Big Fish – a book about Meditation, Consciousness, and Creativity. He’s been practicing Transcendental Meditation for over thirty years and he feels it has been central to his work in films, painting, and all areas of his life. I’m ready to embrace that too.

My husband started TM last year and I’ve seen a change in his view of the world, the calmness that seems to settle around him. So, I signed up to begin this weekend. To see if it can help me get back on track. I go for my first instructional class this Saturday and I’m hoping it will reopen my channels to create great stories. I’m ready.

I’ll let you know in a month or so how it’s working.
Until then, Hugs.


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Hawaii Beach Walk

March 21, 2017

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!!!


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Come Walk the Beach with me…

March 2, 2017

Coming Soon!!!

Yesterday was my father’s birthday, so my walk included many wonderful memories of him. He’s been watching over me from heaven for over twenty-two years, and though the ache of missing him has ebbed and flowed, it’s always more intense on special days…

Pelicans glide overhead, circling, floating, and I feel peace wash over me. Is it my dad’s way of confirming he is near? A signal that he knows I’m thinking of him and wishing him a happy day?

He had so many wonderful qualities that I’ve tried to incorporate them into my characters. Writing Passion’s Promise is no different. I will infuse his integrity, the generous heart he shared with others, his wisdom through Spencer, Nick and Uri. Yes, Uri is visiting with us again. So are Kyle and Big. I have a few other characters from Passion’s Race and Passion’s Spirit making cameo appearances, and oh my, I just thought of an excellent twist to the plot.

I love when this happens. My mind is focused on today’s writing plan and BAM a new scenario pops into my thoughts. A surprise I hope you, my readers, will enjoy! The thread is twining in my brain and excitement shoots through me. The colors, the emotions, the rhythm of the story blend to form another sub-plot to deepen the overall story and to tie up some loose ends from my previous books.

I won’t give anything away, but I must get back to my computer to get these images written. They are spinning so quickly that I can’t risk missing the rich details of each sentence, each scene, each movement to paint the whole.

Okay, my walk just turned into a run… So, until next time.
Hugs – Christine


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Today’s Walk on the Beach…

January 24, 2017

As I walk today, I try fiercely to focus on my characters and their scenes, but my eyes are drawn to the devastation that remains three months after Hurricane Matthew. Many are working to protect what’s left of their property, but quite a few lost everything and have done nothing to clear away the debris, the fragments of their lives.

My heart is heavy for those who had to abandon their homes and now have nothing to come back to. How do they pick up the pieces and move forward? Do they clear the land and rebuild? Or does the fear of further desolation keep them running?

Mother Nature can be brutal, ravaging homes large and small, and the only ray of sunshine is no lives in our area were lost. Our entire area was evacuated, saving the people and pets, but where do they go from here?

It’s tough to write about an athletic journey or love and friendship when I gaze at the destruction and worry about the ones who lost everything. I did realize that I have a few scenes, already written, that need to be moved to a different location in the story. I’ll tackle those today. In the meantime, I’m going to sit and reflect and thank the stars for protecting the lives of so many in our community and hope that tomorrow is a brighter day. Until next time, HUGS.

So much lost

Our old beach crossover!

Our new beach crossover

Gorgeous beach


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