Reflections of the Heart – As of March 17, 2017 the book is in it’s second edits and is in the hands of beta readers.
As of January 4, 2018, this book has been published for almost a year, but I am questioning it’s affects as a stand alone book compared to the same story appearing in Secret Anguish. So I am likely going to pull this book from the market and work it into my current project.
At 17 years of age, it is not when one wants to hear your mother is really sick and needs surgery. It’s not anything too major just removing a gallbladder. But when the doctor tells you that they found tumors all over your mother’s stomach and that they were cancerous, your nightmare is about to begin. Follow me along my journey caring for my terminally ill mother, learning to become an adult overnight, and relying on my faith to get me through.
Secret Anguish – As of March 17, 2017 the book is in preparation stages and I will be working on it for Camp NaNoWriMo in April.
As of January 4, 2018, I am going through several years of journal entries finding a lot of information that may be good for this book. This is what’s taking a lot of time but I do hope to have this book published before the end of this year.
Everyone dreams of a normal childhood and that’s what I thought I had at a young age. It was when I first saw my dad lose his cool and start slamming doors my mother told me to go to my room. That was the first time I remember being scared. But as I grew I saw more and more things happen and more people in my family upset, even my mother in tears. My happy, precious family, was anything but. It was dysfunctional, each of five siblings and myself doing what we could to help ourselves through our fathers mood swings, anger, dissatisfaction and criticisms. He may not have been aware of how his behavior affected us, but it did.
Join me on my journey through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood as I battle overwhelming emotions, a sense of loss of self, loss of a protective father, low self esteem and so on. Walk with me as I go on this journey of diagnosis, medications, hospital stays, therapy, and ultimately relying on my faith not just to see me through the rough and easy times, but relying on my faith to sustain me, to strengthen me to share my story so that others may be encouraged.