BUY ONE–GET ONE! IT’S TRUE–THIS WEEK (1/26 TO 2/2/), IF YOU BUY ANY OF MY BOOKS, KINDLE OR PAPERBACK, I’LL GIFT YOU ONE OF YOUR CHOICE–KINDLE OR PAPERBACK. ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS SEND A MESSAGE OR DIRECT EMAIL (MIRIKAL1210@GMAIL.COM) AND LET ME KNOW THAT YOU BOUGHT A BOOK AND WHICH BOOK YOU’D LIKE AS A GIFT, WHETHER YOU WANT THE KINDLE EDITION (I’LL NEED THE EMAIL ADDRESS YOU USE FOR YOUR KINDLE ACCOUNT) OR IF YOU WANT PAPERBACK AND I’LL MAIL IT TO YOU. EVERYONE LIKES A BOGO DEAL–AND EVERYONE LIKES A GOOD BOOK.

When I retired as a school social worker four and a half years ago, I took some on-line writing classes with the University of Wisconsin. I decided that with my clinical background, I’d write stories of hope and inspiration, along with providing a good story for my readers. My first novelette, “Envelopes of Hope,” was inspired by a family member who had struggled for years with a drug problem. Finally entering rehab, she wrote a letter thanking me for not giving up on her. The story is about a young girl who, with the support of her family, finds her way out of the darkness of the world she had fallen victim to. The story is meant to give hope and inspiration to those who have substance abuse issues and to their families who support 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.