May 23, 2019

It was five years ago today that my dad passed away. I remember that day as though it were yesterday. He was only 68 years old, and it all happened so fast. 

First, let me give you some background on my relationship with my dad. My parents divorced when I was six,...

April 11, 2019

My novellas, Life After Him and Me Without You, were self-published. Unbroken Spirit and Love’s Sacrifice were published with a small traditional publisher. Have I made big money on any of them? No, but most authors make $2000 or less a year on their books unless they’...

January 30, 2019

Why don't more people go to therapy or counseling? Is it the stigma of being considered crazy or weak? Is it the vulnerability needed to share some of one's deepest thoughts and secrets to a complete stranger? Or perhaps it's the cost that usually isn't covered by insu...

November 12, 2018

Welcome to Mountain Brook Ink's 2018 Holiday Blog Tour! We're so excited you've decided to join us on this journey of family, friends, traditions, and memories over the next month. You as our reader have done so much to pour into our lives, and this season we want to g...

March 14, 2018

Just when I start to get the hang of parenting, my child goes through a difficult phase and I feel like I've failed. Each age and stage has it's own set of challenges. My daughter Is 3 1/2 and so far the 3's have been the hardest. She is sassy, bossy, stubborn, and str...

February 22, 2018

The world of social media can be great. You can connect with people you never get to see, learn about new things, get the latest news on trending topics, market something you're selling....the possibilities are endless. However, social media can be a huge time waster,...

January 11, 2018

Our world really is no different today in terms of being polarized on issues than it was 10, 50, or even 100 years ago. The difference is that because of the Internet, we have so many different ways to share our opinions. And we have our computers to hide behind to exp...

August 2, 2017

Depression robs me of so much. Energy, joy, patience....just to name a few. Some days are good, but I have to put in a lot of effort to make them good. Having to be on medication isn't ideal, but I don't like how much worse I feel without it. Natural ways, such as exer...

May 12, 2017

With Mother's Day just around the corner, I thought it would be appropriate to post something about being a mother. My 2 1/2 year old is every bit a toddler....that includes tantrums, attitudes, and fierce independence, but also includes lots of snuggles, showing off h...

February 7, 2017

For some writers, the hard part is the actual writing. I agree that it's difficult (especially if you have major writer's block), but since becoming published I've discovered a new challenge: Marketing.

While most publishing companies do some of the marketing,...

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