AGAIN… MORE TEARS

America has a sickness that spreads to the very core of our culture. It’s a black, insidious disease that threatens the lives of us all. Is there a panacea for what ails a culture of gun violence? Can we scour away an illness that’s blackened our hearts and minds? There is not one cure, there…

All Hallow’s Eve

  For many, including myself, Halloween is a fun autumn holiday filled with trick-or-treating, costumes, candies, carving pumpkins, and ghoulish theme parties of wicked laughs and cheer. All Hallows Eve is a tradition brought to America by Irish emigrants during the 19th century. Given Halloween’s origins stemmed from pagan festival of Samhain when people worshiped…

Holiday Stress

The holiday season is here, a time for cheer and celebration with family and friends. Unfortunately, for many, this time of the year can be downright depressing. All the planning, decorating, cooking, shopping, parties, and, traveling can leave us exhausted and stressed-out. The American Psychological Association (APA) states that everyone experiences stress differently. “Symptoms include a combination…

A Perfectionistic Mindset

Recently, I stumbled across the term Impostor Syndrome, or Fraud Syndrome, and was surprised by the number of successful writers who experience this phenomenon. Clinical psychologists Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes identified impostor syndrome in 1978, as feelings of fraud and self-doubt suffered mainly by high-achieving individuals. Despite their success, the person believes they don’t…

Search For Maylee by Didi Oviatt – Blog Tour/Interview

Originally posted on Brickley Jules Writes:
? Search for Maylee by Didi Oviatt Release Date: October 6, 2017 Genre: Thriller/ Suspense/ Crime-Thriller Book Description: Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt  ? Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside…

My Novel: Watching Glass Shatter – ON SALE

Originally posted on This Is My Truth Now:
I am very excited to announce that Watching Glass Shatter is officially available for purchase on Amazon at: http://mybook.to/WGS. It will be available as an electronic read for the next few weeks, followed by physical copies in November. I also have an author page at Amazon that you can…

Beliefs and Values

  “A value is a measure of the worth or importance a person attaches to something; our values are often reflected in the way we live our lives… An attitude is the way a person expresses or applies their beliefs and values, and is expressed through words and behavior.” Your personal beliefs and values are shaped by family, friends, school,…

Coincidence or Mastery?

Have you ever seen an actor or a dancer get up on stage and perform without hours and hours of rehearsals? Has a painter ever created a masterpiece without mastering technical skills? Like any artist, a writer needs to practice, practice, and practice. I don’t believe in coincidence when it comes to writing success. Like…

Writer’s Rejection

  The road to becoming a published author, filled with hours of bleeding your heart into believable characters, only to have your work rejected time after time by literary agents and publishers, is dismaying. Many writers, stumble some fall and crumble into tears of self-doubt even resignation. But you have to get back up and continue. It’s…

Finally Autumn!

Listen . . . With faint dry sound, like steps of passing ghosts, the leaves, frost-crisp’d, break from trees and fall. “November Night” by Adelaide Crapsey   I’d like to thank my followers for the support you’ve given my little blog. Life has been busy lately, and I’m finding it difficult to post as often as…

E. Denise Billups Interview With Jane Risdon, Author

Author Interview and Guest Authors My Guest Author today is E. Denise Billups An author with a rare mixture of Southern and Northern charm, E. Denise Billups was born in Monroeville Alabama and raised in New York City where she currently resides and works in finance. A burgeoning author of fiction, she’s published two suspense…

One September Morning

a peculiar weeping a sympathy  of millions quietens as families speak loved ones fallen by a senseless act of terror, one September morning thousands of finite lives elevated to angels             as towers imploded and souls rose from ashes, one sunny September morning sixteen years later we’re still overcome grieving and remembering reviving moments with…