Hi–While you’re at home during this stressful time, you may be able to catch up on your reading. Perhaps you won one of my books in one of my many giveaways and haven’t gotten around to reading it–now would be a good time. Or if you’ve read it and didn’t have the time to leave a review, now may also be a good time to do so. And–if you entered one of my giveaways and didn’t win, send me an email and I’ll gift it to you. Now, can you refuse an offer like that in these stressful times? My email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope to hear from you–after all, we are all in this together. Stay well!!
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Barbara and Jim Randolph, a young couple starting their life together, settled Vermont. Known for its quality education system and low crime rate, they wanted a good environment for the children they hoped to have. Jim’s law practice flourished, and Barbara was a respected family therapist. With the birth of Carolyn, followed by Amanda two years later, the family they hoped for was complete.
When Amanda’s behavior began to decline in middle school and she then sank into the darkness of substance abuse, Barbara and Jim endured their own journeys as parents who were losing their child to a dangerous world. Barbara questioned herself as a therapist who was unable to help her own child, while Jim felt helpless and frustrated with the situation. There would be years of not hearing from Amanda, with occasional letters that would raise their hopes. With the strength and support of her family, Amanda finally deals with her inner demons and leaves the world of drugs behind, finding the love and happiness that escaped her for so long.
This story was inspired by my family member who battled with drugs for many years. One day when she was in rehab, I received a letter thanking me for not giving up on her. My goal in writing this novelette was for not just the person going through the battle of substance abuse, but also for their loved ones who are in it with them.
“When Shadows Linger” and “The Primrose Garden” (the sequel) are both full-length novels. The main characters are social worker/therapists who deal with family issues, substance abuse, suicide, depression, and other mental health concerns.
“My Name is Rebecca: A Novelette” (historical fiction) is a story dedicated to all who have come, and are still coming, to America for a better life. It is a story of hope, family, and culture. As an added note, the photo on the cover is of my mother taken in 1931 when she was four years old.
Visit the Post page to read my first published short story, “My Joe: A Reflection.” It’s a story that will touch your heart.