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Bounce! Don’t Break
Release date: October 13th, 2015
I am proud to announce that in October my new book Bounce! Don’t Break will become available through Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.
You can pre-order your copy on Amazon now by clicking the buy now button below.
Little White Squirrel’s Secret
Have you ever needed a place away from scrutinizing eyes to learn or polish a new skill? This is the inspiring story of a squirrel who, like many of the 1 out of 68 children diagnosed with autism today, needed just such a place.
Different from other woodland squirrels with fluffy gray, brown, black and red tails, Little White Squirrel was born with the wrong color fur for a woodland creature. Unlike the other little squirrels, natural gymnasts of the forest leaping from limb to limb with high flying ease, Little White Squirrel is having a hard time learning to jump. Everything changes the day his observant, creative and caring father takes him away from all the other squirrels, deep into the forest to a secret place to practice.
Little White Squirrel’s Secret – A Special Place To Practice is a real “yes, you can” book for any child and a book of hope and encouragement for parents, siblings, educators and health care professionals living with an assisting children with special needs.
This beautifully illustrated hard-cover children’s picture book with dust jacket, dedicated to the author’s severely autistic granddaughter,Little White Squirrel’s Secret – A Special Place To Practice will entertain, inspire and encourage readers of all ages. “
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~ A portion of all sales will be donated to the Autism Society of South Carolina ~
Loving Life In Plan B – Workbook
“This one’s for you! Loving Life In Plan B is a workshop to say thanks for all you do and encourage you through the many changes and challenges of life, especially if you are a military wife.
This workbook is a tool to help you develop and maintain balance and resiliency in your life and the life of your family and I hope it makes you smile every time you see it. It is your workbook. No one but you will ever read what you write here unless, of course, you leave it on the bus or in the bathroom. There are no right or wrong answers to the questions and there will be no tests.
I will be leading Loving Life In Plan B from this workbook by asking you questions and encouraging you to fill out the pages. It is laid out in a way that coincides with the thoughts and ideas I will be sharing and includes exercises with space for your answers. All of the exercises may not apply to everyone’s life at this moment but you can be sure they will come into play sometime in the near future… sometimes quite unexpectedly. So, pick up your pen and make notes in the margins, circle words, highlight phrases and doodle!
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“While other parents celebrated the exciting moments of first steps, words strung together and towers of blocks being built, we watched… and waited. But those moments never came for our precious granddaughter, Millie. Special tests and evaluations were ordered and the landscape of our lives was changed forever when our daughter, Laurie, in words thick with painful emotion, explained Millie had been diagnosed as being severely autistic.
Our family learned more about autism than I ever wanted to know. We watched in shocked bewilderment as the condition swelled to epidemic proportions now touching more than one out of every 100 children! In our own lives I have seen autism grow bigger than any of us and completely overtake my daughter’s life, marriage and family…”
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Fighting Fear – Winning the War at Home
“My promised dam of inner strength crumbled and my stomach tightened as the brow of the ship lifted and the last of the shore lines were hauled aboard. The space between us and the crack in my heart widened as scruffy-nosed tugs lay against the hull and pulled my husband’s ship from the pier. Unchecked tears flowed from behind dark glasses and my arm lifted my hand skyward to bravely wave farewell, all the while betraying my trembling knees.
I have done this before, more times than I can count and, God willing, I will do it again. Though it’s never easy, today was piercingly more difficult. Fear accompanied dread as the children and I turned to walk the now empty pier. That day my husband added certain confrontation with enemy forces to the list of perils on the sea. That day… he set sail for war…”
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