Monday, September 2, 2013

Smashwords Q & A

Sorry it's been so long since I last posted.  I've been a busy girl.  Here is a link for an interview I did with Smashwords:


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


If you are infertile and believe that your are on the brink of feeling that you will never have children of your own maybe it's time to start thinking about fostering a child instead.  There are so many children out there in need of a home, especially teenagers.  Most of the kids in foster care today are teenagers and the younger kids are usually snatched up by relatives.  Fostering a teenager is extremely hard work but it is so worth it in the end.  I'm living proof. (I'm a much stronger person because I went through it.) It won't feel like it at the time but your teenagers will grow into young adults and will eventually tell you how much they appreciated all that you did even when they were monsters to you.  That you didn't give up on them and that now they are able to live somewhat normal lives because of all the hard work and love that you put in to help these troubled kids out.  Even though you may think they ignore and don't notice all that you do, they do, they remember, they love you for it.  It just takes them a long time to admit it, like 6 or 7 years later, but they do and when they do it feels like a million bucks.  So when the social worker asks you what age group, try to say "Yes" to a teenager instead of saying no out of fear.  You could make a difference in a kids life today.  If I can do it, so can you.  If you have any questions, you can email me at

My daughter

On October 11, 2012 we adopted our former foster daughter Eva, now 22 but was 15 when we first met her back in December 2005.  Presently, she is living with us and will soon give birth to her baby daughter, our grand-daughter.  She is due on February 18th.  My husband and I are very excited to be grandparents, especially since we never had a chance to experience little ones of our own.

Eva had a great time at her baby shower last Saturday.  I was very surprised when I didn't feel the urge to cry when I was reminded that I never got to experience what she was then experiencing.  I was so happy for her as a mother that I was simply okay and I knew that I was soon to be a grandmother and very involved in my grandchild's life.

I was briefly upset when Eva told me she was moving out after the baby was born in order to be able to live with the baby's father and try to make it own their own but I know that Eva will visit often and will sometimes need a baby sitter so I am okay.

I still can't believe I'm going to be a grandmother, it blows me away sometimes.

If anyone is interested in learning about how Eva and I first met and how our relationship got started you can read it in my book, "Lost in a Sea of Mothers: Am I a Mother Yet?" click on the Book link above or click on the ebook device you own on the upper right hand side to purchase directly.