Author Update… Success! Read on to find out about my recent short story publications including a second-prize winner in a book!
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The Fox and the Hummingbird represents, for me, moving on from loss. It is a reminder of encouragement from a loved one, and the inspiration behind my new book (separate from the Jennifer Leighton series).
Not today, Covid, not today! We can always pull positives out of a negative situation. What are your top five things to be thankful for in 2020?
My debut novel, Well Hidden Secrets (publishing date TBD) was written just as I described above. In fact, the ending is a twist that even I didn’t know about until it happened. I had written about half of the story before I knew how I wanted it to end, so I wrote the ending and then went back to the middle to work on how to join it together. This resulted in the creation of a new minor yet essential character, critical to how the story unfolds. I was beyond excited at how it all came together.
I’m an introvert, by nature, so taking my stories from something just for me to sharing it with the world is a major advance in my personal journey to success. It’s bearing my soul to others. It’s allowing myself to be vulnerable.
Over the past decade or so, I’ve been picking away at a few novels here and there, but never really getting anywhere. I’m a mom of five, and needless to say, that has kept me on my toes over the years. Recently, I spoke with an old friend who showed me a small series writtenContinue reading “The Journey Begins…”