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What 4 Deaths In 5.5 Months Have Taught Me
In the past five months, I’ve lost four loved ones—people I cared deeply about and who influenced my life in uncountable ways, including my mother who died of COVID-19 on December 7, 2020. Before now, I didn’t know grief could stack up the way it has, and I’m not the only person grieving. Millions of people are aching with me.
As you read my thoughts below, you or someone you know might be in mourning. If so, I’m sorry. This letter is for you and yours.Continue reading
HOME MADE: A STORY OF GRIEF, GROCERIES, SHOWING UP—AND WHAT WE MAKE WHEN WE MAKE DINNER by Liz Hauck is a must-read memoir about a young woman, a teacher, who commits to a project in order to feel closer to and understand her dad after he dies unexpectedly at the young age of fifty-seven.Continue reading
My mom, Bonnie Case, passed away from COVID-19 on December 7, 2020. Her local, and her most beloved newspaper, The Nevada Appeal, shared a letter I wrote about her heartbreaking and avoidable death. Click here to read it. Special thanks to journalist Teri Vance for using her column to humanize COVID-19 victims.
Please wear a mask. Care about one another. Stay safe and thanks for being you.
I’m excited to share that my novel, Tiger Drive, is included in Booksweeps’ Historical and Family-Saga Fiction Giveaway! Not only will one lucky person win a copy of Tiger Drive, but also an E-reader and 50+ books!
I hope one of you wins.
While this (US) Thanksgiving is unlike any other, I wish you a happy, healthy, and sane holiday.
Thank you, Kathy Ramsperger, host of Story Hour and author of The Shores of Our Souls, for reading the descriptions for the books included in the free anthology, Great Beginnings.
Great Beginnings: An Anthology is here! More than thirty authors have joined together to share the first chapters of their books for free, especially for you. We hope you find new authors and books to add to your must-read pile, and who knows, maybe you’ll even find gift ideas for your friends and family. Happy reading.
Link in bio (and here): https://BookHip.com/NMLQAW
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Wow! I’m “in” Jane Friedman’s blog. JANE FRIEDMAN!! My author friends are freaking for me right now; I can feel their energy. I’m honored that Jane Friedman posted Michelle Melton Cox’s article about building an author platform where she used me as an example. ME. Michelle, if I could hug you right now, I would.
Thank you so much, Michelle, Jane, Author Accelerator (for the chance to be a writer-in-residence for the Author Accelerator Membership Circle), and Jennie Nash, Abby Lamb Mathews, and Terri LeBlanc.
To my author friends, Michelle Melton Cox’s advice is actionable and spot on. And you can learn more about Michelle here.
And as always, thanks to my readers. Go, Tiger Drive!
Check out the new cover for Tiger Drive
Entry runs until November 14th (my birthday!). If you win, the book can br signed for you, or even for a dear one as a holiday gift. At this time, the giveaway is limited to US residents per Goodreads’ guidelines.