Well, this week another friend passed away from rotten miserable cancer. I hadn’t seen her for quite a while but kept in contact through social media. A little over a month ago, she notified everyone that she had stage 4 liver cancer. She didn’t ask for anything, as was her usual, just that everyone knew and would think about her. I […]
This is a fabulous idea! This organization hires homeless women taking them out of the shelters to train them to make jackets that are given to the homeless.
They also provide training for other careers for those who wish to move on once they are established. We need more ideas like this one. Check out the video and consider donating to help this worthwhile program.
Writing Update: I’m currently working on Chapter Twenty-One of Never Show Your Hand (Clare Thibodeaux Series Book 3). Jealousy, mystery and hints at secrets being revealed while Shanaya Cadotte and CIA Agent Bobbi Keating keep digging to find out who is behind the uptick in criminal activities surrounding the casino. How is Clare involved in all of this? I guess you will have to read the book to find out!!
I love mysteries, don’t you?
Mock up of cover for Clare Thibodeaux Series Book 3 — a current work in progress
As many of you know, I’ve written several blogs on homelessness and the One Million Project’s commitment to raise money for EMMAUS. Another event has caught my attention thanks to Dr. Sheena Macleod, Emma Short and Emma Park. The “Emma’s” will be attending the Sleep in the Park event in Edinburgh, Scotland on Dec. 9, 2017.
Check out the blog on the One Million Project website for more information about how they hope to eradicate homelessness in Scotland.
I wanted to share the most recent blog by John Nedwill on the #OneMillionProject website.
Just over a year ago, my family was hit by a devastating tragedy. It was not something we expected; it hit us hard and suddenly. It also had ripples out into the communities my family was part of, affecting people beyond just us. I could write about what happened – indeed, some people might say that it is relevant to some of the things that the OMP was set up to do. But I’m not going to. In the last year, I have been over those events more times than I care to remember. Instead, I am going to write about the effects our experiences can have.
We are all the sum of our experiences. They shape our beliefs, our thoughts, and our deeds. It is also impossible to predict how our experiences will affect us. Something that seems trivial at the time may come back to haunt us, while…
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Each week, the One Million Project spotlights member authors on their website. It’s a great way to discover indie writers and recently published books. Visit https://theonemillionprojectcom.wordpress.com/writers/ each week for updates.
Check out Melissa Volker’s #OMP blog about the new Dr. Who at http://wp.me/p7ll77-gO
From classic summer reads to powerful poetry, creative nonfiction, and art books, TED speakers provide you with a mammoth reading list for the next couple of months.
The first draft is completed, and I’m starting on revisions of the second book in the Clare Thibodeaux Series. I began working on the book in August of 2016 after I published Exodus. Writing the new saga in Clare’s life was slow going at times but now over 70,000 words later, I can see the end in sight. My son’s wedding, a three-week visit to Los Angeles, and the return of my favorite crazy Labrador to our home kept me away from my writing more than I would have liked.
I am still planning to have the Kindle edition up by the end of May, but this will depend on how the revisions progress. Thank you for being patient as I try to make the story the best it can be.
Back to writing!
As some of my faithful followers know, I am a part of a group of writers, artists, musicians and media professionals from around the world who donate their time and talents to help raise money which we donate to charity–Cancer Research UK and EMMAUS Homeless shelters.
Check out my blog–The Anatomy of a Story