Have you ever reached a point or time when you stand in the middle of your kitchen (or living room, it doesn't matter where) and find your brain full of so many questions and concerns that it takes all your energy and you finally decide to take a step back? I'm sure you have, we all have. That's what happened to me last week.

No, it wasn’t something so earth shattering that all the blinds, doors and windows had to be closed and locked, but it was something that I had to do simply to settle my soul.  I won't go into great detail as it is something I'll only share with those who were involved in those thoughts, if they so choose to listen, but I will tell you this, it was certainly worth it.

I did a lot of thinking, a lot of praying, a lot of digging, a lot of re-evaluating and I sorted out what I wanted. That does leave quite a bit to the imagination for you, but I encourage you to give it a try. You see, we all live in the here and now which is appropriate, but we also have to look beyond that, as next year you'll be one year older and so forth. Where will you be ten years from now? Will you be alone or will have that special someone at your side?

There are people who are so caught up in the here and now they can't see the forest through the trees. They hold others at arm’s length because they're afraid to let them in, afraid of getting hurt perhaps.  I have words of advice for both the ones being held at arm’s length and those doing the deed.  For those being held back; all you can do is be there for them when their ready or when they need someone to talk to.  That’s what I realized this week.  And for those doing the holding, I want to plant this seed; if the people you’re holding at bay mean something be aware that eventually they will, if shoved hard enough, choose a different path that won’t include you.  Remember, right now is the beginning of that path to the future, choose wisely.

Have a great week.
This past week has been interesting to say the least.  Monday kicked off my blog tour for Soul Control with Pump up your Books and I must say the reviews coming in are great thus far.  It is also amazing that every one of the bloggers are getting exactly what I was trying to get across with the book, it humbles me.  You can read the "Reviews" under the review tab.

Then Saturday morning I had a radio show for half an hour, called A Book and Chat where we talked about all three of the novels.  At first I was especially nervous, but as we talked, I got a little more at ease.  You can hear the whole thing under the "Neat Stuff" tab.

Then last but not least, I have put two copies of all three novels on a giveaway on Goodreads, so head on over there and enter.  I love giving away my books (well, within reason.)

One more thing before I bid you adieu', I've been watching the hits on my website -- they have increased substantially and that makes me very excited to have more people visiting me, keep it up! 

Have a great week.
Well I had a book signing on Saturday and it was amazingly successful. I sold numerous Absolute and Soul Control. I also met an amazing bunch of people. I met a young woman who had always wanted to write as she works in the field of corrections and has had many experiences to write about. I encouraged her to make notes and then proceed on. I'm hoping to hear from her soon. I also met another amazing couple who were downright sweet and generous with their compliments. We talked for maybe 20 minutes about everything and I found myself drawn to their personalities, they were amazing -- I hope to keep in contact with them as well. And again I met another young lady who
aspired to be writer, but was more on the illustrative side of it.

The people that I spoke with on Saturday are the reasons why I do book signings. Yes
it’s nice to sell the books, but it’s wonderful to be face to face with the readers of all genres, talking with them, learning a little about them -- they are the reason why I write, they are my inspiration. Thank you all-- you all hold a place in my heart, as all my readers do.

Have a great week.


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