Showing posts from October, 2013

Holy crap, I'm published.

I made contact with an awesome editor a few months ago who reminded me to keep writing.  So I did.  Boyfriend is still in traditional publishing limbo but in the mean time, I have decided to self publish a new series of short stories called, Dani's Belts.  The stories follow Dani Thomas, an unlikely protagonist of the zombie apocalypse. 

White Belt kicks off the series introducing Dani, a young college student on a road trip with her boyfriend, Rob, to see his favorite artist in concert.  When a short stop at a rest area turns into ground zero of the zombie apocalypse, Rob flees, leaving Dani, a self-proclaimed girly girl with no survival skills, to fend for herself among the growing population of flesh eating zombies. 

Download WHITE BELThere.  It's FREE today only for Halloween!

Look out for the next story in the series, Yellow Belt in January 2014.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! Love and Light,

Download White Belt NOW on Kindle!

A college student ditched by her boyfriend braves ground zero of the zombie apocalypse in BCBG platform wedges and a sundress. Order my new short story, White Belt on Kindle for FREE on Halloween!
After that, it's not free (but it's $0.99 which is practically free!).

Don't have a Kindle? Click here to get the FREE Reading App for your PC or Smartphone! Love and Light,

28 years, 28 lessons

Four years ago today, I woke up with my face smushed inside my elbow on my mother’s light oak kitchen table in Queens wondering if the previous ten hours had been a dream.  My head hurt and old tears stained my face.  There was a knock at the door.  I wiped the residues of my hour of sleep from the corners of my mouth and answered.  My aunt had bagels and my older brother was still gone. 

My brother, Tommy died on October 22, 2009. He lived 38 years, 4 months, 22 days and 3 ½ hours.  I was born when he was 10 years old.  Here is what I learned from the 28 years I witnessed his life.  1.Remain amused.No matter what you may go through… no matter how hard life tries to break you down or what someone else might say or do to make you stumble, put it in perspective and find the humor.Tommy could have patented his signature smirk.He was always in on the joke so he always won. 2.Never let a freshman take yo’ spot.This lesson was also taught by Sidra from Love and Basketball.My brother was the ba…

Countdown to Kindle...

11 days to my short story debuts on Kindle, woot, woot! If you happen to follow me on Facebook or Twitter, you may have noticed I have been oddly quiet. No worries... I am not lying face down on my keyboard (most days). I have been typing away, hoping to have a quality product ready for October 31.  I was also furloughed along with thousands of other federal employees due to the shutdown AND I was taking care of my youngest because our day care plans unexpectedly fell through.  What's that they say about God and plans?! 

But - I've made the best of it.  Despite not knowing where my next pay check would come from, I am blessed to have a working spouse.  I also have a helluva kid.  Although I missed doing my fancy lawyer lady dance the past two weeks and I could have done without the anxiety of the televised Congressional-will they/won't they, hanging with him by day and writing by night was all kinds of awesome.  Mom/Writer has a ring to it, doesn't it?

But, the horn ha…