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Beacon Of Hope

It’s kind of crazy the way life gets written, isn’t it? We’re all walking around on this earth, fighting to make our voices heard; yet at the end of the day, we have very limited control over which cards we are dealt. Our lives are stitched together with joy and smiles, pain and heartbreak. There’s a vast desert land between two different types of cultural norms. One end of the spectrum tells you to stuff all your

Foster Care Is…

Did you know that May is National Foster Care Awareness Month? I didn’t plan that with the launch of my book, it just happened. But since it fell that way, AND my book tells the story of a teen girl in foster care, I thought I would write here about what foster care is and isn’t. Foster care isn’t a label. It’s not a sticker that we can place on the foreheads of the kids who go

The Beginning

As I wait for a handful of beta readers to finish reading my manuscript, I keep pinching myself, wondering if this is real. If I am, indeed publishing a real book. Spoiler alert: it is real. This book has been a dream of mine for years. I’ve started countless Word documents full of genius character and plot ideas, but it was only last year that I became serious about my aspirations to finish one and get it