Depression: It exists and comes in many forms

In 2012, an estimated 121 Million people around the world suffer from depression. Women are 70% more likely than men to experience depression during the course of their lifetimes. Depression comes in different forms. I am ONE out of MILLIONS who live with depression.   Now, with that being said, I want to clarify one thing;…

Where I’ve Been…

The time has come where I need and am ready to explain my sudden disappearance from the world the past couple of months. It all started on a hot summer day in July. July 17th, 2014 to be exact.   It started off like any other day, the hot Oregon sun rose high over the Willamette…

This isn’t goodbye

How does one cope with a loss? How do you keep moving forward? If Mirranda was here, she’d tell you how. She would remind us that life is short and that we have to keep moving forward, whether we want to or not. She’d tells us that we shouldn’t be mourning but celebrating life. Then…

The Birds and the Bees

There’s a point in every parent’s life when the saying “The stork brought you” no longer works but your child isn’t old enough for the real deal. That’s where the birds and the bees come in. First of all, since when did birds and bees ever start mating? I get that bees “distribute the pollen”…

Lose Yourself

It’s hard to look in the mirror and think, “Am I really good enough?” But what exactly is “good enough?” Is it something society has deemed fit? Or is it some crazy idea that we’ve gotten into our own head over the years. I was always told, “You can be anything you want to be.”…

Surprise, Surprise!

The other day, my book manager and I, received an unexpected surprise but a good one nonetheless. If I Say Yes had been published early!!! I cannot even begin to put into words how it feels to see MY book out there with MY name on it. It’s so unreal. May 1st was supposed to…

This thing called Social Media…

If there was ever an award for being the worst at social media…I would win hands down. Social media, for me, is almost a bigger nemesis than writing a synopsis is. There has been debates as to whether or not social media helps authors generate sales. Some say you can’t be successful without marketing your product (or books)…