Learning your limitations

All my life I had to be very independent and yet now life makes me very dependent on others. In the last few years, that need has grown exponentially. I’ve started having neurological issues and was diagnosed with peripheral neuropathy of both upper and lower limbs. Before that I had had two ankle surgeries to correct issues that has plagued me since I was a teenager. I’ve had more medical surgeries, tests, and appointments in the last four years that I’ve had all my entire life…forty seven years! My mobility is limited. I’m not allowed to lift more than ten pounds which means technically I should never pick up a single one of many grandchildren. I can’t pull or push things that are too heavy as it strains my back that is now (as the doctor describes) a ‘ticking time bomb’ because in the last year and a half my L5-S1 has gone from minor to severe with issues. I

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Supporting more than stories

Ever find a an author and want to support them just a little more than you are? On patreon, that is possible! For as little as one dollar… yes, $1, a month you can support me and get some great goodies. If you want to do more, you can. The more support you give the more I give back to you! Your support will help me continue to write and publish amazingly unique stories that not only entertain but also inspire uniqueness. Wonder what your support would get? Take a look at the amazing tiers I’ve made for you: $1 a month- Roaming Spirits – You will receive regular updates and get to see excerpts first along with mostly digital wallpapers created by me. $3 a month – Sprites – You get what Roaming Spirits get as well as an eCopy of Calastan $5 a month – Fairies – All that come before you as well as weekly updates and

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Then and Now

I’m sure you are wondering why I use such vague titles. Well, the shorter the title the shorter the URL. That’s really why! Plus it intrigues people and then they tend to want to see what I’m up to! In relation to my social media life Then… I was very quite about politics and religion on all social media platforms. Kept to sharing basic emotions and nothing too high on the scale of creating a stir. I always felt religion and politics were fire intensive and didn’t want to kick the hornets nest. Now… I post about everything. The whole point about this blog was for readers to get to know me…the real me. The me behind the pages of my work, behind the closed door of my life. To know me is to know my passions and understand why I write the way I do. I’m temperamental, easily triggered (although not as much as even ten years ago), and

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Changes, they are a coming

So, this past week I decided to make some huge changes in the way I do things…with my sites. If all goes as planned by New Years I will have my business website linked in with this blog! For me its about simplicity. One place for everything! The blog will still be here and that portion of the site will remain absolutely the same. I will have additional pages where my book related items will be, including my event schedule. No new links to know or new places to visit. For anyone coming to see me, they will type in the usual URL and voila ~ magic! You’ll be at my site and never know I moved, except you’ll be able to see more and access more without having to go anywhere else! So if you see things moved around a bit, this is why. I am doing some house cleaning and making improvements for both you and I! Have

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A Final Farewell

Yesterday, an organization I’ve been involved with for five years closed it doors along with the publishing company that branched out from it – both the Fantasy and Science Fiction Network and Azure Fire Publishing. It has been an adventure and great learning experience working with the authors of the two groups and will forever be remembered. You can see the farewell notice on here. Thank you to all members past and current for making it a great run!

COVER REVEAL: Multifaceted

This book has taken me so long to write, over two years. I would do a lot of research and then hit writers blocks but I finally finished and am proud to present it to you! Blurb: A transformation that takes the smallest of elements and turns it into a sentient being that influences humans according to their desires. Will it ever tell it’s secret? Excerpt:       The skies turn so dark that even the great star no longer shines, no longer rises, and no longer sets. The sky is full of only ash and dust. The chaos lasts days and turns into weeks and months. Something is wrong. The earth has never been in such turmoil. Growing concerned even TEC becomes frightened. The air turns grey, and the winds howl with fury continuously. The rains begin to beat down and don’t give way, so much so that TEC is pushed down into the ground with others of its

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Literary Love

This past weekend was the Literary Love Savannah book event in Savannah, GA. This was my first book convention and for three days I was non-stop going and it was a blast. We got into Savannah on Wednesday evening with the activities starting first thing Thursday morning. First, hubs and I took advantage of some free time and walked River Street and getting some dinner. I could give you an hour by hour recall but I’ll give you a brief rundown -2 signings, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 costume ball, and several other things in between. Additionally after each evening we walked several miles along River Street. The best part of all this wasn’t the things we did but the people we spent time with. The readers were the best ever! These readers were friendly and wanted to hear about every story. They wanted to meet the authors and learn about them. They were the most interactive readers I’ve ever

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Home Sweet… Georgia

I’ve been blessed to be able to go back to Georgia this last week for vacation and it was perfect, even with the numerous storms – which were random and fierce all at once. I flew into Savannah where my hubs picked me up and we had a great dinner at Ruby Tuesdays. Made some calls to let a few people know I was in town, sent a few messages and tried to start making plans to see people. Usually my daughter, son-in-law, and grandkids are the ones we see first but alas, they were vacationing in Florida so I had days before I’d see them. Quickly calling Ma and trying to get on her schedule, Johnny and I decided to take Sunday for ourselves and we did some exploring. We drove around Tybee Island looking for an elusive fishing spot, which remains elusive for us 🙂 The day was extremely hot and of course we decide we are going

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