Every morning when I drive my 10 year old son to school we ask each other silly, hypothetical questions during the drive. Sometimes it’s a “Would You Rather?” question – like would you rather be invisible or have the ability to fly? Today it was a “What’s Your Favorite?” question and the topic at hand was animals. We both decided dogs are by far the coolest animal (who doesn’t love this loyal, fun, energetic bundle of joy aka man’s best friend?). Then we challenged ourselves to make a second choice that wasn’t a domesticated animal.
I love short, to-the-point information and enjoy challenging myself to compact and compress descriptions of things in a succinct way. So when I was challenged to describe my books in 10 words or less, I took it. And here it is – my 18 books described for you in a short, sweet way.
What would you do differently if you knew that in one year you were going die?
Seventeen years ago I had an idea that sparked a fire inside me and led me to write one of my first fiction books titled BEFORE I DIE: A PACT. The premise was simple:
If you knew you had only year left to live, what would you do differently? Continue reading
Growing up, my parents say I was a well-behaved, sweet kid who pretty much did whatever I was told. I never rebelled in any crazy way; I was polite and respectful and eventually became a sane, normal member of society. If I had to describe myself in just three words I would say I am positive, motivated, and open-minded.
Back in 2006, Rhonda Byrne released The Secret, a film and book which soon became a worldwide self-help phenomenon. In a nutshell, The Secret was based on the law of attraction and claimed that positive thinking can create life-changing results. The book revealed to the world the amazing power we all hold to transform our lives and how everything we are experiencing right now is simply a reflection of our past thoughts.
Back in 2007 Jay Asher released a young adult novel called Thirteen Reasons Why which eventually hit the number one spot on the New York Times best-seller list in July 2011. The concept of the book was amazingly simple – Hannah Baker leaves behind 13 audio tapes before committing suicide. Following her death, a classmate named Clay finds a mysterious box on his porch containing these recordings, which explain the thirteen reasons why Hannah killed herself. That same year Universal Pictures purchased the film rights to the novel and in late 2015 it was announced that Netflix and Paramount Television would be turning the book into a miniseries with Selena Gomez as the executive producer.
Just sharing this post with anyone who may be interested. My free book WORDS HAVE POWER is the companion guide to DO SOMETHING! – THE NO-BS GUIDE FOR ANYONE WHO NEEDS TO STOP WASTING THEIR TIME TODAY. It is a very quick and easy read, perfect for anyone needing a kick-start into taking action, no matter what your goal is.
Well what can I say – it’s been way too long since I last posted an article here on this blog. Hopefully you will forgive me for my tardiness. Over the last few months I have been busy prepping all my books for availability on various platforms outside of Amazon (where my books were previously exclusively published). Given that I have 18 books, this was a time-consuming task but I managed to pull it off just in time for my birthday next week (best birthday gift ever!)
At some point we all think about the freedom of a life after school. What it would be like to have no homework, not having to wear a uniform and not coming to the same concrete walls every day of the week, with a pending countdown to the last day of year 12? What it will be like as an adult in the “real” world?
Back when I was a teenager in the late 1980s and early 1990s the most exciting thing to have as a budding writer was a pen pal. This was before the advent of the Internet so if a girl wanted to learn anything new about the places that intrigued her she had to get it straight from the horse’s mouth.