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Writing Stories of Love, Faith and Happy Endings While Enjoying the Journey

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  • The Lakeside Bully

    I’m fascinated by people who have early childhood memories beginning at the age of two or three. One of my most vivid memories was at five years old. That day, I learned how mean children could be to each other—even … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • A Dog’s Tale

    Meet my friend Snoopy. Most of you are probably familiar with him, but this particular dog is special. As you can see, he’s missing an eye, can no longer smell, and only a small portion of his mouth remains. Also, … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • I’m a What?

    One evening Derek and I were working our jigsaw puzzles and enjoying a pleasant conversation. I don’t remember what exactly we were talking about, but I heard him say, “Well, you’re kind of a hoarder.” What? Me? A hoarder. No … Continue reading &rarr […]

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  • Do You Judge a Book by its Cover?

    I’ve always enjoyed strolling through Barnes and Noble to check out the vast variety of book covers. I’ll admit, often it’s the cover that prompts me to pluck a novel from the shelf and read the back cover. If that … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Journal Confessions

    In 2012, I wrote a blog post titled “My journal is yelling at me.” What I didn’t share, most likely out of fear or embarrassment, were details of what my journal said. Recently, I browsed through that diary and read … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Who Said That?

    Those who know me well know that I love quotes. I scribble them down into my journals or on Post-it notes. Whether they’re inspirational, pertain to writing, funny, or just common sense—there’s something about a quote that makes me pause … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Happy Bloggers

    My blogging friend, Christy, was the inspiration behind this post.  Recently, she  marked 7000 followers on her inspiring and educational blog. That night, as I wrote in my Happiness Journal, I noted last year’s entry, which read, “I’m happy I’ve met … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Root Canal for Dummies

    In my early 20s, I had simultaneous root canal procedures on two lower molars. It was a long and involved process due to stubborn infection that developed in both teeth. After countless visits to my dentist, the infection cleared and … Continue reading &rarr […]

  • Snow in the South

    This week, Charlotte, North Carolina was surprised by an unexpected snow storm, courtesy of Winter Storm Inga. Last weekend, I was also surprised to discover that my next book, A Father for Bella, is available for pre-order on Amazon. The … Continue reading &rarr […]