Hi! Welcome to my blog. Let me introduce myself.
I’m an author, speaker, mother, and swim instructor.
I’ve spent the last decade writing fiction that reads like memoir and memoirs that read like riveting fiction, because I believe there is nothing more powerful than Telling A True Story. Whether to entertain, enlighten, or insight action, stories wield great influence. It is my passion to write real, raw fiction that not only makes people think, but gives them the freedom to embrace their story and begin to tell it truthfully and without fear.
People ask me all the time, “How much of what you write really happened?” I like to answer, “All of it. Except for the stuff I made up.” The reality is that every story I write comes from some real, meaningful, significant event in my life. One of the biggies. The game changers. From there I ask, “What if…” What if this had been different? What if I had done this instead of that? What if she would have said this? What if he had gone there?
We are all a “What if” away from a different story. That’s it. One choice. One word. Once moment in time and everything might have ended up differently. But it didn’t And that’s okay. Going down this “What If” road has enabled me to see the beauty in my True Story. It isn’t perfect. Neither is yours. But I’ve learned to embrace the good the bad and the ugly of it all, and in that embracing I have found the freedom to be the person God created me to be.
That is my hope for you. Here on this little piece of cyber space you will hear tidbits of my life, my thoughts, my insights, my struggles, my stuff…I will be vulnerable and honest and real, so you too can be honest and vulnerable and real.
Take a look at “Why Share your Story” or “Embrace your Inheritance”. If you like what you read, go ahead and subscribe in the box to the right. You’ll get updates in your email box. And don’t be shy…share your stories with me!