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Finding Our Way Series Collection

Read the books that have made up this popular series!

Pieces of Us

Jesse is an average teenage boy making his way through living in 1988 with the help of his best friend, a girl named Dylan.

Read My Story…

As I share my experiences in "Tormented Discovery" with my best friend Ryan who continues the story in "Drifting."

T.E.D.

TIM is being bullied. ERIC is frustrated with life. DELSIN is gay and ready to come out.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Be Our Guest


Life continues to be in fast-forward as the last couple of days have sped by at a rapid pace.  The last couple of days I did not get out to see the movies in the theater I wanted to see, however I have spent time with my puppy, did some drawing, did some reading, played some games, worked and even relaxed a bit.  I have managed to get through the latest round of edits on my new book, taking two days instead of two weeks.  My editor has been just as speedy, as have been my friends who have been reading.  Instead of being a month behind now, with everyone hustling, we are now a week ahead of schedule.  This makes me very happy; as I am sure if will make my readers.

Thank you for taking the time to read what is going to be my last post for the next month.  I will be taking some time off for the next couple of weeks for some rest and relaxation.


In my absence, I will have four friends who agreed to be guest bloggers.


July 1, 2013 - Author John H. Ames

John is the nicest and most genuine author I have ever known.  In addition to being a talented writer, John has been so nice to fellow author’s featuring one on his website a week for the last couple of months. 


July 8, 2013 - Author Christopher Waltz

Christopher Waltz is on of my favorite Indy authors.  I've read his novel Ivy League and novella Come As You Are and enjoyed them both immensely. 


July 15, 2013 - Book Reviewer David Allan

David runs young adult book reviews. He is an honest critic and someone I can always count on to be the utmost honest when it comes to reading and commenting on my own writing. 


July 22, 2013 - A Very Special Mystery Guest

Be sure to keep checking back, in order not to miss this very special mystery guest.  I was delighted when she accepted my invitation to do a post.  We are all in for a good treat.


When I return, it will be with the eagerly awaited release of Drifting, a novel I have been eager to share for the last couple of years.  Drifting is in the final stages before publication.  Those who have read Drifting have had plenty of good things to say about it.  Although it will be the third book in the series, the book has been written well (so I've been told) as an individual novel.  A couple of my friends have suggested that I release the book with no reference to the previous books, which is some advice I am going to take. 

Thanks again to my guest bloggers filling in for me over the next couple of weeks.
 

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Where's the Sun?

Yesterday the sun was up briefly and I took advantage of a kind of fool for just a short while all the water was cold. The Sun was out and I was hoping to get a bit of a tan, but no such luck. Its been cloudy but hot.  Such a dreary summer. I did something I never do, took a nap today. Now I got my baby sit next to me, which is nice. She's all cuddled up to me so I thought I haven't tried up this new Blogger app on my cellphone.

This interesting to be here in bed with the dog next to me and talking out my thoughts. I feel like I can type a lot faster than talking my phone in order to relay the thoughts from my head. I have to admit that I'm very impressed with how my pics from work for getting my voice right and  thought out on to the screen with very little mistakes.

As I'm sitting here watching "Pitch Perfect" I cannot remember the last time I had a lazy Sunday. Usually seems like something's going on I'm on the go constantly. Is Cooper keeps jumping from one side to the other to me with her toys I'm thinking it's kinda nice being lazy today.

A pleasant surprise and my inbox this afternoon with the recent edits to my new novel,  Drifting. I'm feeling quite tempted to get up and start looking through making changes. As my baby cuddles up next to me I'm reconsidering that. It just feels so nice not be on the go for once. Of course I know me I'll be up soon as I make the supposed to my phone and started back to work on those changes or something else I need to work on.

This was my first post over and done on my phone. I think I'm gonna like being able to dictate out my thoughts. It does pretty good job, I've only had to go back to  do a few changes here in their. I'm hoping that I as I use the software more it it will understand my voice and then I will not have to keep going back through to make changes. I also need to work on my enunciation with speaking.   I feel like I'm babbling tas I have been talking and trying to do this post. I'm hoping that it doesn't read that way. Always my own worst critic.

Okay now my curiosity is getting the best of me what changes there are with the new book. So time to go and do a little bit of work. So much for a lazy Sunday!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Back to Work

Getting back into the saddle again is something in many ways I feel is something I need to do.  There was a happiness and feeling of contentment and accomplishment that comes with not only writing, but also publishing. 

An author friend of mine asked me if I would consider doing the cover art for a story they will be releasing in the upcoming months.  When I was asked, I was both excited and hesitant about the idea.  As I agreed to do it, I now hope that I am able to come through.  Unlike my writing, my drawing talents seem to come and go and I am not sure what brings it on or hinders it.  Today I attempted to draw a couple of times, not one of them is anything I thought was much good.  I am going to have to keep on trying out, different pictures as I feel inspired and see what becomes of it.

Although the puppy is still very much a puppy, we have been working on living together.  She is allowing me to take care of various things, without needing my full attention all of the time.  I have done a little writing as well as a little drawing, both things I thought I would not be able to attempt for at least another six months.  Now I just need to pull my head out of the clouds and get to it.  I am learning to compromise, this being I am stopping doing anything and giving her attention throughout the evening.  She is insisting on us walking each day, which is doing wonders for my own health.  Much to my delight I had to order a belt punch because the belts I bought a couple of months ago are now too big on me.

Taking another geek moment, I have to talk about my Samsung Galaxy Note II phone that arrived last week. For the first time ever, I own a phone that I absolutely love!  Much to my liking, I am able to write anywhere and anytime that I want.  I can even talk and have it typed up and most of the time it types what I said, though it does have its share of bugs.  I am glad when I have an idea and be able to take it down, whether I am saying it, writing it, or typing it.  Plus with the screen being bigger and an Android phone, I can read my Kindle books, highlight and make notes that transfer automatically to my Kindle.  I am pleased to have such a great phone.

In the coming weeks, keep checking back for my guest bloggers.  I know I am looking forward to what they are going to share.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Taking Care of Business

My baby has decided to settle down to bed.  I think that she has the right idea.  First, I thought I would write a post.  I cannot remember the last time I wrote anything besides an email over the last couple of weeks.  Not to worry, I have been jotting down ideas and I will be getting back to writing later this week.

This past weekend I spent taking care of stuff I have been meaning to do for quite some time.  These are things I wanted to get done before I got back into my writing and wrapped up with a project as time allows.  Although they might seem like nothing much, I am quite excited about both of my major accomplishments.  The most exciting was I finally purchased my laptop hub.  The cost of doing this was perhaps the biggest barrier, yet after I researched it ended up costing me a third the cost.  It is great being able to have two screens when I'm at home, as well as access to my printer, scanner, keyboard, mouse and external hard drive.  I can back-up the computer easily and take it with me.

The other involved cleaning out my closet.  Sure this is something I seem to do every couple of months.  As with the last time I did it, I was taking out larger sized clothes.   It is nice to have to toss out clothes because they are too big on me.  I hope to be doing this at least two more times over this next year.

Life with the puppy has been fun.  Sure there are days where I feel tired and wish she would simply calm down.  It seems as if when I am at my wits end she gives me a break.  Overall she is a great, well-behaved little girl.  She is so smart too!  I am so proud of her.  She loves to go for walks, which is something that has been good for the both of us.  It is one of many activities I enjoy with her.  As I am glancing over at her smiling, sleepy face, I am thinking it would be a good idea to climb in bed and let her cuddle up to me.

Keep an eye out in the coming weeks...  I have lined up some special guest bloggers.  Each are some wonderful people, I am excited to share with you.  They consist of a couple authors I have enjoyed reading, a reviewer and a fan who have each graciously accepted my invitation to give my followers something interesting to read.