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I have fully accomplished a life long dream, and it is far more amazing than I ever could have imagined. All my life all I have ever wanted to do was write books for people to read. My friends and family have always encouraged me, but like most I am my own biggest ctitic. I put it off, even stopped writing for a long time, but not anymore!

Losing Connor is officially out there in the world. Available on Kindle, Nook and in paperback. I couldn't be more thrilled.
There are few things in my life that I think I do well, I make a good lasagna, my kids are adorable and I love helping people, but now I can add author to that list. Am I good at it? I will probably never think so, but my friends and unbiased group of beta readers seem to think so, I guess only time will actually tell!
So if you have a dream, keep going for it! Reach for the stars and beyond. One day it will be in the palm of your hand, and it will be amazing.

 
 
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Well, today is the last day of my summer break before like many students next week I will trudge back through the doors of my local high school. The end of summer break is a bit of a double edged sword for me, I'm always happy to go back and see the students, hear about their summer and spend the year helping them grow and mature. But the end of summer is also the temporary end of my writing.
There are just not enough hours in a day for me to work, pick up kids, drop kids at various activities, attend ball games, help with homework, cook dinner, clean house AND do things for myself, like write. I sneak some writing in here and there. I carry an ideas notebook with me just incase a story idea sneaks up on me during a chemistry class, or as I am pushing a cart through the local grocery store. But it's not the same as having entire endless days to just sit and mold my characters into the people I want them to be.
This has been an amazing summer break. We took a wonderful family vacation and I finally got my first finished work published.
It's been such a roller coaster ride of ups and downs I amhorr that it's over. And that horror is what will keep me going and keep me writing! I have several works in progress and I will continue to shape and polish them until they can join 'Losing Connor" on the virtual shelves of the internet!
So if you have a dream, a wish, a hope, never ever give it up, no matter how many hours you need in your day. Keep pushing forward and one day, before you know it, that dream will be real!