In 2014, I published this book and loved it. It’s been out for seven years and I thought it time to give it a little love. Little has changed on the interior but it was given a new covers and description. I hope you give it a try. I’ve also decided to publish it in hardcover. Note: This is not a new book but an update to the original.
Do you feel energized or exhausted by the full moon? Looking for a way to tap into your power and energy? Use the energy of all the moon phases! Moon Affirmations offers short but powerful meditations to help you improve your life and cope with any issues.
These affirmations tap into the energy of the ever changing moon to help you deal with whatever is most needed at that moment. Keeping in mind your already crowded schedule, each night has a short affirmation poem and meditation activity focusing on the energy of the moon phase. The meditations are meant to take very little time but delve deeply into your inner self to bring you insight.
The phases of the moon represent different energy. These energies can be used to focus meditations. The journey can start at any time during the moon phases, just turn to the appropriate page and start down the path.
Working with these affirmations takes you from birth of self discovery to the full moon of complete fertility. Then shifts the energy inward as the moon starts to wane towards the dark moon phase.
The purpose of this book is to give a positive lift to your life, to help you feel better about yourself. The format is one I think will fit into most lives as it isn’t too time consuming nor does it require a great deal of technique. It is meant to be simple but to offer deep thought provoking results.
Now available in paperback a journal to go along with Moon Affirmations! I’m really excited about this one. It was an aha moment for me. I received some promotional items I ordered for one of my other books (working on a project and needed something to include with my brand). One of the items I received – journals I made on Vista Print. They turned out really nice!
In the moment of looking at them I thought – huh? I should totally do this for Moon Affirmations except with Moon Affirmations, I wanted it to include some of the art from TJ Jahns (go to her website). She did amazing pictures for the book and I wanted to keep them for the journal as inspiration.
I decided I would create my own journal. This led to lots of questions. How do I do lines? Do I want lines? I wish journals had both lined pages and blank pages. I realized it was a great opportunity for me to create what I would want in a journal. For each chapter heading and day, there are lined pages and blank pages. Some of the artwork from the original is in there. Hopefully it will inspire the readers of Moon Affirmations as they do the meditations and work on themselves.
Readers are key to being a successful writer. Readers are the ones who write reviews. Readers spend their hard earned money to buy a book. In recognition of this, I’m running three giveaways on Goodreads right now.
Wayfarer (click on the name to go to the giveaway)
Adara Stone youngest pilot in the Interstellar Planets Union survived one ship’s destruction only to be treated like a jinx. Being half human and half Wayfarer, she’s always been set apart. Adara covets being in space and the Pritchard. She loves the feel of the ship in her hands. Captain Decker Flannery thinks she’s too young, too solitary, and too sexy to be on his ship. He needs a third pilot so he has no choice. Flannery finds fault in every action Adara takes but at the same time finds himself drawn. He doesn’t like other people touching her and he finds himself protective and attracted. Adara’s past puts her and her crew in danger. She fears her “jinx” will harm those she’s come to love but they love her and are willing to fight to protect her. In the end, Adara finds a home and a family.
Waiting in line at the bank, Nick and Dee are thrown together during a bank robbery. Instantly attracted Dee can’t resist family-oriented Nick. Dee has secrets – deadly secrets which private eye Nick stirs up.He must know all her secrets.To survive Dee must run but can’t leave Nick. Nick escapes with her. Nick has to earn her trust as Dee realizes she is strong enough to face her Secret Past.
Moon Affirmations is a meditation self help book geared around the cycle of the moon. Using the moon’s energy, the reader can focus on issues in their lives. For each chapter, there is a brief description of the moon cycle along with an affirming poem and a guided meditation for each day of the phase.
The giveaway is running through the end of the month. Then Goodreads will give me three names of the lucky winners.
Moon Affirmations is a meditation book which uses the phases of the moon to guide your meditation. It utilizes the energy of a waning moon to focus the meditations on letting go and releasing. It uses the new energy associated with a new moon to help you start new projects, set new goals.
You can work for a whole month on these meditations or you can pick up the book only when you want to focus on a particular phase of the moon. Go to Goodreads today to sign up for the giveaway!
Finished another student worker gift and am half done with another, as well as discovered I’m more productive listening to an audio book than I am watching tv. This is probably due to my not having to look up to see what’s going on while I’m listening to a book.
Last night Ken and I went to supper with two of my sisters, a nephew, uncle, mom and brother-in-law. It was a good supper and a good time with the people. I thoroughly enjoyed being with the people.
Having said that, when I was getting ready to go all I wanted to do was stay home and keep working on my stuff. I was grumbly about having to go outside my house and my comfort zone of being a hermit to go out to supper.
Now I do laugh at myself because we did have a good time and a good meal. It was really nice to spend time with Aimee and Jerry because we don’t get a lot of time with them. I enjoy their company and can have a good conversation with them. It was just me being grumbly about going out.
Today the plan is to stay in all day. Yes I’m going to be a hermit and work on writing and on crocheting. I want to finish the student worker gift I’m working on and hopefully start the last one. I have an idea in my head and I want to see if I can make it work out like I see it in my head.
I’ve been entering the Writer’s of the Future contest every quarter. This quarter I haven’t entered because I didn’t love my choice for entering. I have taken a lot of criticism on the piece and I’m not sure it is up to par for submitting. Then last night I had a really good idea for a piece that might work out nicely – going to see if I can crank it out in the word limit they have.
It promises to be a full day with crocheting and writing. There is so much I want to get done and I know I’ll be lucky to get like half of it done. On a positive note, I’m now reading Rapture in Death and enjoying it thoroughly.
Not sure what Ken’s plans are for the day but he grumbled something about chores he wanted to get done. I know he got out the snow blower because they were calling for six inches. With it being weather, they have of course changed their minds on that. But the lawn mower is put away and the snow blower is out. We are switching gears with the season.
Books are amazing. They take you to a place you can’t go on your own whether it is in the future, the past, a distant location, or some other fantasy. I adore a well told story.
Last night I worked on crocheting again. I spent four hours working on gifts and got two and a half gifts done. At the same time I listened to a book. There is something about having a book read to you that is just entrancing to me.
I find I crochet more, getting more accomplished while I listen to an audio book. I finished off Immortal in Death and thoroughly enjoyed the entire book. Today I want to work on more gifts. This means I’ll be finishing the half gift from last night and then I have a larger gift to work on for a student worker who is graduating.
I’ll have one more (I think) to finish for student workers and she asked me for something warm as she hates the cold of winter. I’ll work on something for her next.
After that I’ll be working on gifts for my faculty. I’ve got a huge stash and I’m hoping to be able to pull out of my stash to create all sorts of goodies for them. I’ll have to see what colors I have and such. I also have new books that I want to try different projects so I guess they are going to be guinea pigs for my crocheting. I hope they don’t mind.
For this weekend, I’m hoping to finish the student worker projects and maybe a little bit of writing projects. I have to copy stuff over from my flash drive and see what the plan is for the day. Ken has already run errands and I didn’t have to go with.
I’ve decided that at heart I must be a hermit because once I get into my house, I just want to stay in my house and not go wandering around too much. It’s good to snuggle in – especially as we are getting colder – and just work on projects at home.
I’m going to make sure I take pictures of the projects I’m doing and I’ll post them after I’ve given the gifts. It is definitely a colorful year for gifts. I like almost all the colors I have been working with and when I look in the bag of gifts that are done it is great to see the rainbow.
Starting tonight, I’m going to crochet instead of working on writing. I need to get a number of gifts made in the next month.
This weekend I’ll probably work on two manuscripts which are close to being done but during the week this week I’m going to either watch tv and crochet or listen to an audio book. I have three Michelle Sagara books to catch up on. I also have a ton of JD Robb and Nora Roberts audio books to read. I’m sure there are other audio books I can listen to as well.
Interestingly, I was listening to Glory in Death and taking note of certain scenes and how she handled certain types of scenes. I respect her as a writer so as I’m reading her books I’m also researching writing techniques.
I guess as I’m listening to the books I’m also doing research on writing techniques. It will be fun to read a book while I’m crocheting. Two of my favorite activities will get done all at once.
It is the whole NaNoWriMo but this month doesn’t work for me. I’ll be working on crocheting this month. I wonder if they have a craft project month? I’m sure they do – they have a month for everything it seems.
In all likelihood I’ll still work on writing on the weekends. I will go stir crazy if I don’t write, especially since I’m almost done with three manuscripts. Marketing will have to be a focus. I need to promote more to a wider audience.
So the plan – I’ll see how well this one works – is to crochet and listen to audio books during the week. Work on manuscripts on the weekend as well as crocheting and listening to audio books. In the next month I have to finish a lot of presents, three manuscripts, and keep my sanity. Well okay – the sanity is probably too much to hope for. I’ll have to see how the plan goes.
Book two in the Defenders series is out and available on both Amazon and Smashwords. It will be available in paperback by Monday (I hope).
If you read the first book – Defenders of the People – you know that Tof, Bri and the rest of the Defenders are just getting started.
The Defenders grows into a group of young adults who protect against any and all evil, including the agents of the council. The council’s magic seekers bring perverted magic to capture and return victims – mostly children and pretty women – to the Chancellor Ravick.
Tof with his lieutenants, Bri and Alex, work with the villagers in their province to protect against these agents. They learn as they go. Mistakes are made, lives lost as the group becomes a cohesive unit.
Magic is key to their success and they don’t know enough. The magic seekers bring perverted magic to the province with magical illnesses and a sleeping spell which holds people docile in their captivity.
In the end, Tof and Liza must become joined with the land to complete the healing Queen Sirina did during the plagues. As the time for the joining draws near, Tof worries he will be weak and spoiled like his father. The land demands sovereigns. The two suited for it are Tof and Liza. Tof overcomes his concerns with a threat or two from his friends.
When I finished my degree last December, I had goals. I had specific goals I wanted to accomplish every month. I was going to step up my submissions. I wanted to have five to ten submission each month. It shouldn’t be hard to maintain that as I wouldn’t be doing school work. I wanted to get my romance novel and my meditation book published.
Looking back at how I felt in January facing these tasks, I thought the submissions would be the easy part and the book publishing the hard part.
I’ve flip flopped. I have almost no submissions this year, maybe four or five, and none of them went through to publication. It’s annoying and frustrating. However, not unusual.
On the book front, I’ve published the two I hoped to. I also have published six more and will probably publish one more before the end of the year, possibly two more.
It seems like every time I turn around, I’m working on another manuscript of some sort. Currently I’m actively writing in two manuscripts and editing a third. Last night I finished a rough draft. Today I wrote an outline for the next book in the series.
I’ve made a lot of mistakes. I discovered that I’ve got a lot of my page numbers on the wrong side of the pages for a few of my books. I’ll have to fix that and see if there are more fixes before I upload a new file. I’m enjoying the process. I love almost all aspects of it.
I freely admit I’m obsessed with checking sales and hoping that the little line is above zero. I get a thrill when I see one of my books has sold. It’s exciting to me to know that someone in Canada or the UK (or any of the other countries) has bought my book. I wonder if the story will cross the culture differences and if they will enjoy it. I hope so.
My goals have flown out the window but I don’t really care. I’m loving what I’m doing. I’m thrilled with the work I’m doing and loving telling a story – hopefully a good story.
My new book came out! Wayfarer Clans is the second installment in the Wayfarer series. Adara, Decker, and more are back in this new edition.
Recovering from her ordeal with the Barions, Adara faces new challenges when her oldest brother is captured on a stolen Science Corp vessel. He, his maite saol and son were kidnapped and forced to fly the ship. Young girls from group homes and small children are kidnapped. This rash of kidnappings leads Adara to suggest to Franklin that a Wayfarer clan is adding to their clan.
Adara struggles with family relations as she meets up with her oldest sister who tells how the clan she joined treated her. Seduction and rape, Bedelia faced hardships worse than Adara could imagine. Adara tries to forgive and heal the family relations.
Decker and Adara struggle to cope with her family relations when it’s discovered that three of her siblings are with the clan who is kidnapping all the children. Wayfarer and human relations are strained between the couple and on a larger scale. Admiral Chesnik tries to work with the clan leaders to bring the rogue clan in to justice.