The magic of reading


“You know you’ve read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend.”

I’m always happy to read something that opens my world to knowing people I wouldn’t necessarily meet in my own life. Yet I am also equally enchanted by characters who remind me of people I know well. Either way, it’s enriching.

The email I received last week from a publisher that said, I love your manuscript. I’m the mother of two and as soon as I started reading it, I could picture myself reading this to my children.”  This is deeply gratifying and also makes me want to create a series of books about Aliana and her family.

Missing Riley

“The price we pay for love”

IMG_0003                                                 Today marks the one year anniversary of losing my sweet Riley.

If you have ever been greeted with a tail wagging so hard, you feel like you should harness the energy as a renewable resource.

If you have had the affection and cuddles that only a canine can provide, you understand.                                                                                                                                             If you have ever talked to your dog and answered back for him, you understand.

If you still look for him when you wake up, or think you hear him even though you know he is gone, you understand.

If you’ve ever been lucky  enough to know what unconditional love feels like, you understand.





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