Excerpt from Rumors

Hey everyone! Thought I’d share an excerpt from Rumors that introduces you to Allie Collins, the main character in Lingering Echoes and the prequel, Rumors. This chapter takes you back to Allie’s senior year when she’s struggling to figure out who she still is and how she has changed since her…

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Excerpt from Vanishing Act

The dedication gives you a clue into the storyline: For all those who grew up a little bit broken, and to the people who helped piece them back together. But here are the FIRST FIVE CHAPTERS of Vanishing Act, Book 2 in the Lingering Echoes series. Chapter 1 Kate I knew he…

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Holding Your Charge

I love my iPhone except for one thing: it does not hold its charge for long. As a result, because I refuse to buy the new and improved version, I have to plug it into the wall throughout the day. This dependence makes me mindful of its battery life. Rarely do I let…

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Infant Loss Awareness GIVEAWAY

On October 20th, my son would be turning six years-old. This year, I would have joined the throng of new Kindergarten moms saying farewell to their child, who would be wearing an over-sized backpack and perhaps a nervous smile on his face. Maybe he would need me to hold his…

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Feeling “Inside Out”

Have you ever wanted to take one of your emotions and give it a swift, hard kick in the rear? Perhaps send it flying out the window as far away as possible so you don’t need to deal with it? When it comes to some of the tougher emotions, like…

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Like a Willow

Something you probably didn’t know about my book, Borrowed Angel: I considered titling it “Like a Willow” because of the symbolic nature of this gorgeous willow tree that was planted on our behalf.  This willow didn’t always look like this. In fact, it once was so scrawny with wispy branches…

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Scheduling Grief

When my son first died, there was no need to seek out moments to grieve. Grief, in all its shapes and forms, would slam into me often enough on its own–a punch to the gut first thing in the morning; one glance at the quiet back seat of my car,…

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Rabbit Hole

Opportunities to explore my grief continue to present themselves in my life at unexpected times. When my friend, who is an actress, invited me to a reading of a play she was starring in, I jumped at the chance. “Of course! I’d love to go!” Then my friend informed me with…

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Spring Tears (Sample blog post)

I am working on creating a new blog for the original blog posts that inspired Borrowed Angel. They come from my family blog, where I kept detailed account of each episode of grief, yet also every spiritual moment I encountered. Writing about both carried me along my path of healing.…

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Blaming Broken Hearts

Facebook can be your best friend or your worst enemy. Some days when I scroll through my feed, it is full of beautiful pictures of family and friends vacationing, or snippets of daily life touched with humor. Other days, the most depressing news filters in–tragic deaths, accidents, or fear-inducing posts…

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