You know how you wake up one morning and receive THAT email? Then the day goes from bad to worse…Yesterday was that day. Actually, all week has been a series of WTF days!

Okay, I’ve had a partial rant. Now let me explain.

So, yesterday I decided to do some professional fixes to my YouTube account (which I totally ignore unless I’ve had a glass of wine–which I won’t do while on anxiety meds.) And it started with a warning, then another, not to give out emails and passwords. So I went to sleep last night telling myself to get a grip and fix things myself.

But as if that wasn’t enough, I received a lovely email from the Canadian Government telling me that my marital status had changed, which might affect my tax situation. WTF! Now how do I fix that one? So I emailed Taxback. “My “person” is on vacation. So, did she make a mistake on my status or–wait a minute, didn’t I read the CRA was hacked? She has a link for inquiries on her email. Of course, when I click it, it goes to Ireland! So next project to fix because my link to my account with her is not working either.

So, I take deep breaths, practice slow breathing, meditate on positivity and wake up raring to go today!

But wait, my new book is selling well. Did I tell you that I forgot to let you know during this non-stop drama that my new book Destiny’s Daughter has been released a month early? Another wonderful mistake that Amazon or I made. It was planned for the 31st. of August.

Destiny’s Daughter is my third memoir. I think my entire life reads like a Jacqueline Susann novel! Does anyone remember Valley of the Dolls? I don’t. But I know it was very popular and scandalous at that time. It would probably be PG today!

But I digress. My new memoir came at a time when I really needed it. I don’t know about you, but post-pandemic hit me harder than the lockdowns. Maybe it was the release of all the anxiety. Or the fear this is merely a reprieve lessened. But I was able to write again, and that is everything for me. Even if sometimes–okay, most of the time–my stream of consciousness is annoying!

I really hope this book falls into the hands of those who want and need to read it. I have no reviews to share yet, although I have received emails. But in case you are not on my other mailing lists, here’s what this memoir is about:

Destiny’s Daughter: It was the best of times. I was in love. And the worst of times. I was afraid that love would be the death of me. (Intimate and Unfiltered Memoirs)

Do you believe in destiny?

From my early years as a military brat, I had perfected the art of starting over. But nothing had prepared me to see Russian warships on the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul on their way to start a war with Ukraine.

I retired from my sales career in Mexico in 2019 to travel and find a place where I would write and continue my creative dreams. I thought it might be Bali. But fate intervened, and after four months of travel, I fell in love with a young Turk and the historical romantic Istanbul.

This mysterious and exotic city turned out to be a writer’s dream. Until a worldwide pandemic, lockdowns, deaths, and panic attacks made me question if I had lost complete touch with reality. My emotions took over, and anxiety replaced creativity.

Looking back on my life, I shouldn’t be surprised to find myself close to a war zone. I am, after all, a product of my military father.

I am destiny’s daughter.

I hope you will pick up a copy. I would love to hear what you have to say.

3 thoughts on “This can’t be happening to me!

  1. Congrats on your release and sorry for all those scary emails about your status. They are getting much more savy in making us worry.


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