The Ending, Shifter Chronicles Prelude – Ever In The After Lift For Anthology Fundraiser

The Ending, Shifter Chronicles Prelude – Ever In The After Lift For Anthology Fundraiser

 Last Friday I completed The Ending and submitted it to the publisher! It’s the first short story attached to the bestselling Shifter Chronicles series and is a prelude to Sanctuary.

Last year, around the time I published Sanctuary, I was approached to be part of a charity anthology. When I heard that it was for Lift 4 Autism, Authors in Action for Autism, I jumped at the chance. My 20-year-old nephew, Nic, has autism and though he’s high-functioning, there are so many challenges faced by my sister. Nic is amazing. His favorite things are My Little Pony and PAW Patrol, which means he gets along great with my 5-year-old daughter. He’s fantastic at playing with children, well most kids. He and my six-year-old son don’t always get along. I think they might have a little too much in common, like wanting everything their way. lol

Having an autistic member of our family means our family gatherings have to be sensitive to loud noises, surprising people, and even sleeping arrangements. We often moderate environment to make things a little easier for Nic. He is such a blessing to our family and such a sweet young man. Even though he will always remain a child in many ways and will always live with my sister, he is such an important member of our family teaching us to be considerate of others and warming our hearts with his warm smile.

2017 Writing and Publishing Goals

2017 Writing and Publishing Goals

My Awesomest Author Year Yet!

I love January. After November, my birthday month, it’s my favorite month of the year. The excitement and slow days of December – the quiet time with family – are gone and we get one long month to set ourselves up for success in the new year. In my case, this means: prepare and deliver on my publishing goals. [Read more…]

My Pioneering, Glass Ceiling Breaking, World Record Holding, Person of Color, Immigrant, Pilot, Military Officer, Veteran Mom

My Pioneering, Glass Ceiling Breaking, World Record Holding, Person of Color, Immigrant, Pilot, Military Officer, Veteran Mom

hette-amade2Every Veterans Day I give a shout out to my mom, Hette Amade, who is 82-years-old and a huge fan of YA Fantasy books. In fact, I JUST mailed her a printed copy of Sanctuary, Shifter Chronicles Book One, and I’m nervous as all get out about how she’s going to respond. (I told her to be kind. )

My mom served as a First Lieutenant from 1953-1962 in the Royal Netherlands Air Force.  She had immigrated to the Netherlands from Indonesia, where she was born in Surakarta on the island of Java in 1934. When she joined the Royal Netherlands Air Force, she was 19-years-old – an amazing teenager! She had always known she wanted to be a pilot, so it was an obvious choice for her. [Read more…]

November Free YA Books

November Free YA Books

I have had such a warm reception to giving away part of Sanctuary both on Instafreebie and on Amazon, that I wanted to make sure readers still have the opportunity to receive free books and get to know new-to-them authors.

Amazon Free Books

Shearwater: A Mermaid Romance by D.S. Murphy

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