In Progress

My Dad passed away on August 6th, 2012.

Even though he had been diagnosed with a terminal illness, his death was unexpected. We all thought we had more time…

It is now mid-March, 2013 and I’m still going through the grieving process. Just when you think you’re doing okay, a memory will hit… And down we go again. I spent a lot of time curled up in a dark room, wishing it were all a nightmare. That I would have given any and everything to be so exhausted from caring for Dad, just as long as he were back with us. But it doesn’t work like that and eventually we have to crawl out of that darkness.

I went back to work fulltime, working with the same people Dad did before he had to take disability leave. It is a strange thing… but it seems a good way of coping and dealing with the massive hole he left in my life.

On the writing front… Several things have gone Out of Print with my previous publisher. I decided to go my own path and will have those available again here soon. My cover artist is doing an AWESOME job with the covers and I can’t wait to show them off.

Thanks so much for your patience for the last few years. I truly appreciate the kind words and support and hope to be back on track in this thing we call life here soon.



While I would love to say I have this in progress or that in the works, the simple fact is that ALL of my writing has been put on hold. I take care of my Dad on a full time basis. His disease (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy – or PSP, for short) has rapidly progressed and he is unable to do anything for himself. We are a team of 3 (my mom, sister, and I), but we work non-stop, day and night. Unlike hospital staff, we don’t get to go home at the end of the day. We don’t get to unwind. The brain doesn’t get to turn off and not think about meds/feedings/moving from point A to point B, etc… and will the Hoyer fit through that doorway…

And my mind certainly can’t find a creative anything at the moment.

I will get back to writing at some point. I will¬†also continue to get any books back up for sale as the rights revert back to me.¬†Please understand that my 5 year plan for writing (and the Soul Mates series) wasn’t supposed to be anything like it is now. Life happens when you make plans, they say. And right now, this is the life we’re wading our way through.


12 Responses to In Progress

  1. gerry gray says:

    I love your books. I know your grieving and do not want to be insensitive and selfish but I need to have a ending to the BLOOD SACRIFICE SERIES. Please forgive my selfish nature but book 5 would make my year. If your not ready I still will be your best fan. Gerry Gray/

  2. veronica says:

    This is my first time on your site. I found your books in 2012. I think you’re great. I’m sorry about your dad. I understand. My mom passed away when my sister was 17 and I was 22. She was feeling unwell . I helped to dress her and stayed home with my dad. My brother called me a few hours later to tell me she had passed away. I knew she was ill, but not That ill. There are so many things I wished I could have told her. I was very close to my mom. I still miss her today but life goes on you know. All I can say is take care of your remaining parent. I lost dad ten years after my mom.(he was ill the last 4 yrs before he pased away) My children never knew their grandparents. Think of it this way. I don’t know how old you are but, if you miss him , imagine your mom. She has lost her life partner, the person she was supposed to retire with. You’ll have your life with a partner and kids if that’s what you want. All this to tell you hang in there, take care of your mom, cry when you need to cry and don’t ever let anyone put a timeframe on your grief.

  3. Derek says:

    I just wanted to comment that I am deeply sorry for your loss and am missing your bound by blood series. I feel like you hit a niche market and I am so in love with your style and real ness. I hope to see a book in the series soon. I have been considering the other books but would love them in the Barnes and nobles Ebook format.

  4. B J Jansen says:

    So very sorry to hear of your recent loss and fully empathise with your grieving process. My Husband and I nursed his mother, with other members of his family in Holland for just over a month, she eventually succumbed to Pancreatic Cancer. We stayed out there until after her funeral. The day before our return to England my Father rang me to tell me my own Mother had just been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer as well. My dearest Mummy died 8 weeks later. This was nearly 4 years ago and although I still miss my Mother dreadfully over the months the pain becomes less sharp and the memories less painful to review.

    I wish you good days and sweet memories and will wait with anticipation for the next novel in your Soul Mates series.

  5. Carol says:

    Hi just wanted to say I’m sorry about ur dad and although I long for bk 5 in the series ,I can wait.
    You now need time for yourself . My hubby has now be diagnosed with a terminal illness and reading is the only thing that keeps me sane.
    Take care love to you family.

  6. Nate says:

    I am very sorry for your loss of your father. I have recently read all of the soulmates series thus far and loved them! I can’t wait for the one!

  7. Donna says:

    My thoughts are with you at this sad time. I lost my Dad at 17, he was 46. We knew 2yrs before he went that he was going to die and watching the decline was horrific, the end came before we were ready too. My only peace is that he is at peace as he was struggling towards the end and with his late beloved Nan who he said was in the room with us towards the end :-)

    Look forward to your next book as a huge fan. Best wishes.

  8. Gerri says:

    I’m very sorry for your loss. I look forward to reading anything you write, when you are ready.

    <3 Gerri

  9. cassandra meyers says:

    Hello I love your books but sacrifice isn’t available on the kindle :(

    • admin says:

      Sacrifice will be available soon for Kindle. My contract with the publisher expired and I am in the process of re-editing the novel and having a new cover made. Thanks!

  10. silver says:

    I love your Soul Mates Series!!! I just spent my entire Day Re Reading the 5 I have.. I didn’t realize I was Missing Instinct, Mark of the Beast and Clarity! They are on the Top of my MUST buy list right now.

    I am sorry to hear about your Father and Wish you the best blessings for the 2013 year!

    Silver Pixie

  11. wallyann says:

    Sorry just read comment on your dad, i very much understand what you mean. I took care of both of my parent’s before they past on. Life come at you sideway sometime. Know that what you and yor family is doing are your blessing.May god watch over you and your family, keeping you strong in mind health and spirit.

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