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Nadia: A Short Story, Part 3

As she blinked away the tears, she noticed something.  In the far corner of the ceiling, there was the tiniest blue light. Bolting upright, she blinked again, this time to make sure she wasn’t going crazy. She’d been in solitude…

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Nadia: A Short Story, Part 2

There was a sound, but she couldn’t tell exactly where it came from. It was a soft sound, sort of like a song, but it was unlike any song she’d heard before. The melody hummed through the darkness, and…

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What’s Next?

Foster Care Awareness Month is over, but that doesn’t mean we should forget about it until next May rolls around. There are kids living this reality every single day, so let’s remember their stories every single day. Whether that…

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Nadia: A Short Story, Part 1

Her eyes squinted, searching for a flicker of light. She was surrounded by darkness, and when she opened her lips to call for help, no voice came. It was as if her throat had closed in, just as her…

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My Own Kind Of Pain

More To Me is based on the dozens of true stories of kids who I’ve met over the years; some who lived under the same roof as me for a season, and others that I’ve met more recently through other…

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Foster Care Is…

Did you know that May is National Foster Care Awareness Month? I didn’t plan that with the launch of my book, it just happened. But since it fell that way, AND my book tells the story of a teen…

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Behind The Cover

May 1st is a special day, but not only because my debut novel launches then. I actually chose to launch More To Me on May 1st because it’s the birth date of my youngest sister, who happens to be one of…

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The Difference Between Us

A few weeks ago, my husband and I were chatting over dinner about my skill of being able to spot spelling errors in things like magazines, online news articles, and sometimes even books. If you’re anything like me, you…

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Trust Me, It’s Worth It

There are a billion and one quotes about trust out there, but after scrolling through Pinterest for twenty minutes and not finding even one that gives the message I’m looking for, I decided to take things into my own…