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Lists and Moons

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I like to make lists on full moons and new moons. I have this whole thing I do, if you’ve read Whispering Wishes by Jennifer Miller then you know what it is. True fact: I told Jennifer about my moon lists and it inspired her character Mischa.

I feel like these different times during a moon phase are powerful times to manifest things in my life, and tonight’s supermoon is going to be extra special. This moon comes at the perfect time, you see, I’m working on manifesting some big big things in the coming weeks. I can’t share a ton of details, but the gist of it is that I’m going to be a gestational surrogate and the embryo transfer is going to most likely be next weekend. I’m also working on the companion book to Rain Check, I need all the writing mojo I can get! And if I can manage it, I want to finish creating and actually run my essential oil class webinar.

What kind of magic will you be making tonight under that gorgeous full moon?

Summer Stresses

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Summer vacation is hard for me. The never ending noise and constant output of energy and motion from my boys can sometimes take over and feel very overwhelming. I am the kind of person who really enjoys a quiet space. My kind of fun is reading a good book or sitting in a coffee shop writing.

This summer has been particularly stressful because we moved again and everything is just all kinds of crazy as we try to unpack and find places for the things we brought with us.

In addition to moving I am trying to write my next book, as well as figure out the school situation for our boys next year. I will be homeschooling Kid 2… This doesn’t thrill me, but it is the right decision for him this year. I’m looking into different homeschooling options now. Any input from any of you lovelies who have done this would be greatly appreciated as it will be very new for me.

All that said, even with the stresses this summer is pretty great. I just plugged one of my diffusers in and started diffusing one of my favorite oil blends, already I can feel some of the tension leaving. I’m getting ready to request some information from an online school for Kid 2, and I have my notebook next to me so I can plot out the next scene for my book.

Life is beautiful.

How is your summer? <3

So much pretty…

This morning, I was sitting on the couch enjoying my coffee when the doorbell rang. My husband answered and brought two boxes inside. I opened the boxes…

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The contents were glorious.

I’ll be taking orders for signed copies later this week.:)

And then it was July…

I woke up today and realized it was already July 6th. How did that even happen? June was so hectic that it just snuck up on me. We moved. In June. In Arizona. This is not something I recommend. 110 degrees is not something that needs to be experienced while schlepping boxes around. It should be experienced poolside, with a frozen beverage in one hand and a good book in the other. But we are done (except the unpacking part…).

 

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Something awesome happened in June too, I received my paperback proof of Rain Check and it is GORGEOUS!

 

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They are now available for purchase and I will have a form in the next couple of days for people who would like a signed copy. I can’t actually believe I will be signing copies of my own book. This is beautiful and bizarre to me.

 

 

I need my Focus Blend from doTERRA (InTune) while I write :D

I’ve also started writing a new book. It will be a companion to Rain Check and will tell Wren’s story. I’m very excited about this one, I can’t wait to share more. I’ll be back soon with some info about the signed copies and an upcoming contest I will be running. <3

Rain Check is OUT!

It has been a whirlwind year!  Unfortunately, my website was experiencing technical difficulties for much of the first half of the year and I was unable to share all the good news here.  After a great deal of frustration and tears I ended up basically just building my site from the bottom up, sadly it appears I have lost the last several years of blog posts…  Hopefully we can figure out a way to restore them, I have all the entries but they have to be completely rebuilt and have the images and links and everything added again, I am not sure when I will have time for that.  Maybe it’s just the Universe telling me it’s time for something shiny and new!  And I have something shiny and new:)

On May 28th my debut novel, Rain Check, was released into the world.

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For Avery Montgomery, the devastation of losing her parents in a tragic accident has left her completely shattered. As she begins to pick up the pieces of her once perfect life, she uncovers a secret that will forever change her—she’s adopted! 

In a search for answers, Avery ventures to Portland where she rents a room from Jonah, a quirky artist who quickly becomes her best friend. His house puts her in close proximity to the metaphysical shop run by her birth mother, the free-spirited Marianna Hutchins. Avery enters The Crystal Moon fully intending to confront Marianna, but instead she chickens out and inquires about a job. She’s hired; yet remains leery about confessing her secret. 

As Avery settles into town, she has an embarrassing encounter with Gabe, the incredibly attractive man who works a few doors down. Despite the awkward introduction, there is undeniable chemistry, but after a recent heartbreak all he’s looking for is friendship. 

Everyone deserves a second chance. Will Avery get hers with a new family? Will Gabe allow himself a second chance at love? Will they embrace their new relationships, or will they simply decide to take a rain check?

That is my cover.  Isn’t it gorgeous!  A local photographer, Brad Olson did a shoot for my cover, and the talented Laura from Book Fabulous Designs designed my cover.   I love it.  It totally conveys the feeling of the book.  Lighthearted and fun with a bit of romance for good measure.

I will be back soon to talk some more about my writing journey and what other things have been happening around here, there is so much to share!  <3
Meanwhile, if you want to read Rain Check, it’s available at the following fine locations.

Amazon            Barnes and Noble            Kobo