An Amazing Read

Check out a couple of the reviews of my newly-released novel, What She Didn’t Know.

“This story is filled with heart-tugging moments as it takes the reader into the lives of three sisters who try to heal from their pasts and see hope for their futures. Touching on tough subjects, the author delicately unfolds a story that has the reader rooting for all the women to have their happily ever after. I loved the distinct and original characters, the emotional depth of the scenes, and the weaving of the three women’s stories together. Masterfully done! I highly recommend this novel.”

“Three sisters, each with their own unique traits and troubles. Each one of them on a journey of discovery. The beautiful prose takes us on the journey with them, sometimes unraveling what they believed was true, but ultimately bringing each of them to a greater understanding of who they are and their relationship with each other.The story will keep you engaged, turning pages to find out what happens next with these compelling, complex, and well-defined characters. Their voices are distinct, and you’ll find yourself relating to each of them in different ways.There are some serious topics explored, but the author handles them with sensitivity.You’ll find yourself pondering the story long after you turn the last page. I highly recommend.”

Meaty, gritty, moving, profound. Available on Amazon, B&N, and other online retailers. Order your copy today!

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Discovering the Unknown

Discovering a years-long unknown: A time in your life when you realize the person you’ve been joined together with for nearly twenty-four years you never really knew. That he’s really a stranger that has held many dark secrets.

Who is this man?

However, thanks be to God that although this has been a frightening discovery, it is truly a blessing that releases you from the dark cave you’ve been in all those years.

The Lord guides you toward finding your true self deep within and provides much needed peace as you walk forward on a new path of growth with a great amount of hope.

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The Magic and Mystery Inside of Writing the Struggles and Dilemmas of Your Fictional Characters

In the past nine to ten months, I’ve discovered I wrote the struggles of one of my characters in my most recently finished novella (first draft) are similar to my own personal life struggles.

It was written without my realizing this.

Somehow, we writers must translate what is in our hearts and minds and the difficult circumstances we may be facing in our lives, onto the Word document we’re typing regarding the situations our main character or characters are facing.

Is it part of a healing process?

As we authors know, writing is cathartic. And from the wellness paper I wrote back in college, writing in a journal or creating fiction heals trauma victims, as well.

Continually writing new stories and characters, I believe, we learn more about ourselves and others, and it helps us to grow in every way that counts: spiritually and mentally.

You learn to truly understand yourself and other people.

Literally, when I first started writing again in 2014, the first story I started to write was loosely based on my late teen/early twenties years, and a past romantic relationship I’d seen from my viewpoint and feelings for decades revealed I’d been myopic in my understanding our the relationship. I’d finally realized my former boyfriend’s point of view/side. It had been a great revelation and brought me clarity and peace.

Writing gives balance to an author’s real life.

Authors, leaf through your works and glimpse any areas where you see yourself partially in your main character or other characters and what situations may have mirrored your own presently or in the past.

What did you learn from your writing?

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