Why did it hurt so much?

What was the most difficult thing you had to deal with after writing and publishing your personal story or memoir? To understand what I’m about to reveal, let me explain that in 2008 I was given 6 months to live! I was diagnosed with a heart condition that I didn’t know I had but the … Continue reading Why did it hurt so much?

How to be unforgettable

How did Toni Morrison influence your life? At this time in my life as I’ve allowed myself to fall in love again, I would say her words on love touch my soul in profound ways. Every great author and some who never achieve world-wide acclaim has affected our lives in a multitude of ways. Toni Morrison’s … Continue reading How to be unforgettable

I’m Alive!

    It’s that time of year, again! Happy Mother’s Day! I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Dilated Cardiomyopathy in early 2008! After many months at 28% EF, there was no improvement although the shortness of breath and what felt like heart attack seemed under control with meds. The doctors told me at best I’d need … Continue reading I’m Alive!

Death…can I visit you there?

  I Spy Heaven My dear friend Kristaline sent this note to me after a lover/friend died suddenly in 2011. I included it on the last page of my poetry book I (Spy) Love.   by Kristaline Shannon It’s so awful when someone is afraid and so awesome when you can ease that fear. Your faith … Continue reading Death…can I visit you there?

WOW! This is What She Said.

  This morning I received an inquiry about reviewing products for Christmas giving. I get so much email that I normally delete, delete, and delete some more! And then I remembered this review. I responded politely: "This reader feels that this book might be exactly what you're looking for.... LOVE The Beat Goes On. "This … Continue reading WOW! This is What She Said.