Eleven turns around the sun ~ 500 Words, 30 Days- Day 4

I missed a few days there...  I guess I will just pick up where I left off. *** He's 11 years old today.  It seems like life keeps reminding me of how quickly time passes.  Wasn't it just yesterday I was getting all three of my babies into their stroller for a walk...

Fifteen years ~ 500 Words, 30 Days- Day 2

A photo posted by gypsyrae (@gypsyrae) on Sep 17, 2011 at 7:57pm PDT This photo is old.  Very old.  But in the fifteen years we've been together we have only a handful of photos together.  I should really fix that... Fifteen years ago we stood hands clasped, making...

Even the wind is a gift…

Finally. Rain. A video posted by gypsyrae (@gypsyrae) on May 15, 2015 at 2:42pm PDT Sitting outside in the wind and the grey, waiting for the rain that teases sometimes for months before it comes. Letting birdsong and chimes be the soundtrack of my afternoon. Watching...

A Major Award!

There have been so many things happening in the last few months.  One day I will have the time to sit and collect my thoughts, but for now I just want to stop in and announce that I have been nominated for a MAJOR award!   😉  Rain Check was nominated...

LIFT: Authors Raising Autism Awareness!

The last week of LIFT is here! What an amazing ride the last month has been, raising awareness, acceptance and action on behalf of families living with Autism. And if you missed the LIFT t-shirts, there’s still a chance! Reserve yours in our “round two” LIFT order...

My friend Jennifer Miller’s NEW BOOK COVER!!

Today is the cover reveal for my friend Jennifer Miller's upcoming novel, Fighting Envy.  Isn't it awesome?!?!   Fighting Envy is the first book in her new series, The Deadly Sins Series. In each novel, a main character will deal with one of the seven deadly sins....

Time for a little reality

  So, I've been working on Reality Check, the companion to Rain Check for months now.  Months and months of sitting at my computer and willing my fingers to bleed words out onto the keyboard.  Words that never come.  I've come to the conclusion that it is just...

Cover Reveal- Gravel Ghost by Charyse Allan

I am so excited!  My friend Charyse has a book coming out very soon, and today she is releasing her cover.  Her very awesome cover to go with her very awesome book.  I was lucky enough to read it.  It rocks.  You should check it out, then go add it to your goodreads...

Chapter 1 excerpt

I've been playing around on Wattpad and discovered I can embed a cool little excerpt thingie from there.  So, I figured why not share part of the first chapter of Rain Check here? I plan to put the first chapter of Sound Check on Wattpad soon and will share it here as...

And then the clouds parted…

On Sunday I went out to dinner and a movie with Jennifer Miller.  We saw The Maze Runner, which you should really see, because it was great.  And you should read the book too.  Read the book and then see the movie, and then thank me.  You're welcome.  But anyway, we...

Writing is Hard- as told by the cast of Supernatural

  I've been writing.  Or rather, trying to write...  But lately, writing is hard. I had this new idea for a new book.  And It was AWESOME.  I was so excited, and I planned the whole thing out.  I made Jennifer Miller sit down with me so I could plot it all out,...

Signed Paperbacks of Rain Check Available Now!

They're here! The paperbacks of Rain Check are here! Well... Actually there been here for awhile, but I had debated sending them back to the printer because the covers printed slightly darker and a teeeeeeny bit more red than they should have. After going back and...

Lists and Moons

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...

Summer Stresses

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...

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... 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...