S is for…Secret.

S is for…Secret.
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I’ll share one of mine…
Zentangle feather
I have 8 tattoos on my body. The first was a red star, outlined in black on my hip that I got when I was 21yo. I also have waves on my lower back for my zodiac Aquarius sign, a 1″ thick black band around my left forearm, a zentangle feather on my other forearm, a blue crescent on my ankle, and my kids’ names and zodiac symbols  on my right upper arm. Each has a special meaning to me.
Tat I’d love to get next!

R is for…Rarity

R is for…Rarity.

First cover – my drawing & pic of Soren

Rarity is my first published novel with Limitless Publishing. It was originally self-published but was accepted by Limitless and received new edits and an awesome cover. My son was diagnosed with a rare and life threatening genetic disorder. But now that we know he has this condition, we can make good choices to keep him safe, have him monitored, and take meds to prevent some of the complications.

Is he cured? No.

But there is hope on the horizon with amazing treatments like CRISPR (genetic editing). So what about those that aren’t diagnosed? Great question. There are so many patients with the same condition as my son that have not been properly diagnosed. So even if a cure exists, if they aren’t diagnosed…it does them no good.

2nd Cover

So my goal was to use my talents (writing) to educate others about Vascular Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.  Rarity is a book about a teen diagnosed with this disorder and the emotional rollercoaster that all involved endure. I wrote it based on my own emotions from my son being diagnosed. It’s a young adult book, the characters in it are in High School, a time when kids are very much thinking about themselves and how things will impact them. At the back of the book, there is information about the disorder and signs and symptoms to consider. My hope is that someone reading it may have a lightbulb go off and a proper diagnosis can be made on someone not previously diagnosed.

I thought I’d show some of the covers for it as it evolved for your viewing pleasure.

Final cover – published with Limitless Publishing

★•✩•★ SYNOPSIS ★•✩•★
Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama…
As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy.
Jay Wilken won’t let his past define him…
A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesn’t want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girl…Brogen.
Brogen can’t believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit he’s exactly what he appears, and he’s worth risking the potential emotional upheaval.
“Drama” might as well be Becca Grant’s middle name…
Another newcomer to Stanton, Becca’s blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straight to the top of the popularity charts—and she believes Jay belongs right there beside her. Accustomed to getting exactly what she wants, she launches a relentless mean-girl campaign to shake up Brogen and claim Jay for her own.
Everything changes with a devastating diagnosis…
When Jay learns he has a rare and potentially fatal disorder, he keeps it secret and begins to push Brogen away to spare her future pain—which is exactly the sort of opening Becca is waiting for.
As Jay’s well-meaning deception unravels,
Brogen realizes there is much more than her heart at stake…
But how far is she willing to go to fight for someone she loves?
★•✩•★ Grab your copy! ★•✩•★

Q is for…Questions

Q is for…Question
Since becoming an author, I’ve been asked more questions. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions and their answers.
1. When is book 2 for the Demon Hunters series coming out?
  I don’t know for sure but probably by Fall 2016.
The cloud couch
2. What are your favorite writing conditions?
  Quiet music, sitting on the cloud couch with my laptop, & at least 2 uninterrupted hours to work.
3. Have you ever had writer’s block and if so, how have you overcome it?
   Yes, I backtracked in my plot line and tried a new path. I knew it worked because the story flowed out of me quickly once I made the change.
4. Have you had any strange people try to friend you or chat you?
   Yes, I get a large amount of single military guys and middle eastern guys.
5. Where do you get inspiration for your stories?
   Characters are often inspired by people I know or have met. Plot lines can come from anywhere, songs, emotions I experienced, suggestions from people I love…
6. When did you decide to be a writer?
   It wasn’t till 3 years ago when my dental hygienist encouraged me to write down a story that happened to me while I was young. She said it would be a great way to pay homage to them and their kind acts. I never thought, going into it, that I’d become a writer. But I thoroughly enjoyed the process of writing a book and continued with it.
If you have any questions for me…ask away!