When Willow O’Keefe was born, her piercing screams tore through Charlotte’s heart as she entered the world. She was born with osteogenesis imperfecta, a severe case of brittle bone disease. A simple trip and fall would crack a rib or break a femur, and even in the womb she broke a few bones. In her… Continue reading Jodi Picoult’s Handle With Care
Melissa Austin is a sixteen year old girl looking forward to the last two years of high school. She has studied hard in hopes to score high on her PSATs. Eligibility for a Merit Scholarship would insure Melissa could attend a college of her choice and become the lawyer of her dreams. But, the bruises… Continue reading Lurlene McDaniel’s Too Young To Die
It’s that time, again! This is my writer’s update where I inform you, the reader, about my comings and goings as a writer. As everyone knows, a writer’s world is fraught with financial insecurities. Some of the lucky few either have a partner with a decent income to support their endeavors or have hit the… Continue reading Accomplishing Dreams in the Working World
Hazel Grace Lancaster is a sixteen year old medical miracle. Her death was delayed by a drug that slowed the growth of the cancerous tumors which had taken residence in her lungs. Since she is terminal, death is inevitable. And, Hazel’s mother forces her into a cancer kids support group to help her overcome depression… Continue reading John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars
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As I look back on the past year, I see some goals not quite reached and a few accomplishments that make me proud. And, I begin the New Year creating new goals while finishing up old ones. I began the year in full force; eager to beat the 14 books I read in 2012 in… Continue reading Writer’s Update From 2013 to 2014
Kate’s husband passed away a year ago. After her period of grief, she decides to take back control of her life and begin anew. While packing to leave the home they once shared, her daughter finds a postcard of Lost Lake, and it sparks memories; giving Kate a strong desire to visit. Upon their arrival,… Continue reading Sarah Addison Allen’s Lost Lake
“By creating mental spaciousness, you will realize that you have much more control over how you feel and think than you imagined.” – The Meditation Bible by Madonna Gauding Recently, I had an emotional break-down. I realized that my pent-up anger and frustration was a way for my depression to find refuge in my mind. When… Continue reading Spacious Minds Have No Room for Depression