• Essays,  General Thoughts

    Dreams and things

    When I graduated high school, I gave the benediction to my classmates and our families. In my brief speech, which I seriously¬†wrote in about 15 minutes, I quoted Eleanor Roosevelt’s words you see above. I had so many dreams back then. Dreams to travel. A dream to find romantic love so I wouldn’t feel so alone all the time. Dreams to be the author of published books. As a young woman, those dreams kept me going like nothing else. I could imagine greatness ahead of me. I traveled twice before I got married. Once to Italy for spring break in 2001, visiting Venice, Florence, Rome and Pompeii. The trip was…

  • General Thoughts,  Novels (my writing updates)

    Thanksgiving

    I have so much to be thankful for this year. On Monday, I received word from the publishing company that Caroline’s Lighthouse was available on Amazon¬†and the Archway Bookstore. Very briefly on the second day after announcing its availability via Facebook and Twitter, my Book was #95 in the top 100 of one of my categories. I’ve dropped out of that now, but I was there! Soon, the Ebook version will be available, which will be a cheaper option for those who wish to read it in that format. I am thankful for the amazing support of my friends and family and humbled by the positive messages people have sent…