So…I am a writer, but I am first and always a mom.
My boys were born 10 days apart and we decided to surprise them with a Disney trip for their birthday. All moms on the planet know this is a WORKING vacation but usually well worth it. Dragging your kids from fireworks to parades to long lines to fancy restaurants to huge swimming pools exhausts both parent and child. Still, I always found it to be magical. I love Walt Disney and his vision of family time, and the way he states he will never forget the entire journey began with a mouse.
Reminds me of writing. We begin with a blank page, dreams galore, and no way to know where the journey will take us. Just our determination, guts and vision will get us there. Wherever there is. I always bring myself to the beginning when my brain gets too noisy: it begins with a good story. All of it.
Back to Disney. So, we saved the Magic Kingdom for last – a full 12-15 hour day chock full of fun. Until we got up that morning and found my little one very sick. Holding his stomach and throat. Crying.
My mother also woke up sick, so my husband and I ended up going to Magic Kingdom with my older son alone. He had fun, but said he didn’t want to do half the things because it wouldn’t be fun without his best friend – his brother. We cut the day early, brought home a toy to my other son, and headed back to the hotel.
The flight home the next day was a nightmare. He cried half the trip, and when we landed we raced to the doctor. On the way, he threw up in the brand new minivan.
Poor thing ended up with strep, ear infection and virus. But if you ask him how the trip was, he still lights up and said it was the most fun EVER.
That’s Mickey magic for you. Looking on the bright side!
I used to spend most of this blog writing about my journey and my kids and my crazy life. Now it’s full of news and information and new releases, but I always enjoy telling a personal story now and then because that’s where the good stuff lies. Reminding us we’re all in this together.
On to the news!
My new digital release, All the Way, is hitting cyber space on MARCH 4th! Mark your calendars, because March will be chock full of giveaways, blog tours, and endless fun. I loved writing this book. It’s chock full of fab food, sex, romance, humor, sarcasm, food, sex and food. Wanna see the cover?
My Posse has been having a blast with me and there’s still plenty of openings! If you love my work, love to have fun and connect with fantastic readers, come join us. Shoot my assistant an email direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and she will hook you up and get you a special prize.
Love my Marriage series?
On July 23rd – the fourth installment hits stores everywhere! The Marriage Merger is Julietta and Sawyer’s story, and I’m so excited to share it with you. AND it’s already up for pre-order!
Check out the links on my book page for Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Itunes to pre-order today!
I hope everyone had a fabulous Valentine’s Day and is looking forward to a promising Spring!
Happy reading everyone!