Gift For You: A NEW 38-page SCARS story

I have a gift for you – a NEW 38-page SCARS story that takes place after SCARS finishes. 

You can download your story from one of the links below. You will need to enter the password: BonusForSubscribers (Make sure you type it in exactly as shown or copy/paste.)

This story is ONLY for newsletter subscribers, so please do not share it with others. I worked hard on it as a bonus for you. If you have a friend who would like to read it, please send them to where they can subscribe, too.

Download your free SCARS short story:

Mobi for Kindle

ePub for Nook, iBooks, Kobo

I Got A New Literary Agent!

I got a new literary agent – Jennifer Wills at Seymour Agency – and I’m really excited about her and our partnership. She’s excited about me and my work, she gives fantastic, thoughtful, deep editing notes and really understands story, and has some good connections. We should be sending out my new manuscript in the next few months, and hopefully I’ll have good news for you.

My Positive Message For You

In case you need to hear this: I believe in you. 

I believe in the goodness inside you. I believe in your strength. I believe in your ability to cope on a hard day, and celebrate on a good day. I believe in you. And I know that you can get through hard times. 

If anyone’s ever told you differently, if anyone’s ever told you that they don’t believe in you or they told you negative things, I hope that you let that just wash off you and drift away. Because here and now, I believe in you. And other people will too.

Resources And Articles You May Find Helpful

Find Your Anchor Box

If you or someone you know are struggling with suicide and despair, you can order this free Find Your Anchor box which includes 52 Reasons To Live cards, stickers, poster, resources, and more. 

If you’re outside of the US they need $15US or more to cover the shipping costs.

They rely entirely on donations, so if you can afford to send them some money that will help them, but if you can’t and are in the US they will send it to you for free any way.

If you or someone you love has struggled with suicide, this can be a resource that may help. And if you can afford it, please consider donating to them.

Good News Network

Do you want an uplift? Do you find all the negative, troubling news out there hard? I do. I don’t think we’re meant to constantly be baraged with so much pain, and if we’ve been traumatized in some way that can make it harder.

Good News Network has many positive, uplifting stories about people being kind, caring about others, and making a difference.  It’s one of my favorite sites; I hope you’ll enjoy it, too.

I Am Redesigning My Website

My website has needed an overhaul for a while. I am redesigning it using WordPress and a great plugin called Elementor, which makes it SO much easier. You can see what I’ve been doing at 

I hope things are good for you. Hope you have connections with people and animals that you care about. Hope you take time for you. And hope that you keep finding what gives you joy and meaning.

Take good, gentle care of yourself,