Always There: A Post for My Mom

My Mama mapped out the road that she knows Which hands you shake and which hands you hold In my hand-me-down Mercury, ready to roll She knew that I had to go" -Sugarland, Already Gone My mom moseyed into my bedroom and surveyed the surroundings. "You're not really going all the way to Chapel Hill, …

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Release Day: Why I’m Sharing My Story

It's important that we share our experiences with other people. Your story will heal you and your story will heal somebody else. When you tell your story, you free yourself and give other people permission to acknowledge their own story." -Iyanla Vanzant Today, February 27th, 2017, I published my second book. If everything had gone …

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Countdown to Release: Why I Wrote a “Sequel”

It's what we think we know that keeps us from learning." -Claude Bernard "I need to tell you something funny about your book." The Facebook post from one of my best friends caused an instant stir of emotions. It had been a little over a month since I'd handed my manuscript over to 7 friends …

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