Falling in Love at 40

Falling in Love at 40

  In September 2023 I had an idea for a romance story.  I started to read romances which was unusual for me.  I’m more of a crime/drama reader.  Some of the romances I read and thought, ‘Wow, my story won’t even come close to being that good.  There were others where I thought, mine would […]

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I blamed myself.  I always blamed myself. And to a point, I was right to do so.  I believed that was the life I was destined to live.  One of fear, abuse, and recrimination.  “You made me do it.” “You asked for it.”  Were regular responses to a punch in the chest or a kick

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Writing a Book is Hard

Writing a book is hard. Writing a book about your personal story is even harder.  There are so many things to consider, not least, why you’re writing it. There is never a wrong reason here, by the way, as long as it’s your why. I get asked many questions about why I wrote a novel

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Coping With Stress

It was a Tuesday Afternoon

I waved goodbye to my colleagues as I closed the door behind me, “see you tomorrow, Lise,” they called after me. I doubt it. I mumbled under my breath but called back, “yeah, see you soon.” To friends and colleagues, I passed on the stairs, it looked like I was breaking up for the holiday

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