Hello and Happy Fall, my Friends!
Okay, it doesn’t feel like fall yet here in SW Florida; we don’t see relief from the heat and humidity (and hurricanes, ugh) until late October. But I’m getting a reprieve, and it’s going to be in the very location where I set CHANGING DESTINY. I love, love, love the Portsmouth/Newmarket area of New Hampshire (northeast corner of the state). I’m super excited to see and feel early fall there, spend time with my aunt, and also spend some time in Boston with my college-aged daughter—her first time to the city! My sister is also going to join me for a few days in Portsmouth, so it’s all about fall and family on this trip. I’m super excited. (Okay, to be honest, not about the flying part with all of the chaos that seems to be afoot lately.) I’ll post pictures of the trip and hopefully some beautiful leaves changing on my social media accounts. (posted below)
Speaking of CHANGING DESTINY ... It is a story about dreams giving you a peek at what your destiny is and reality giving you a totally different picture. I love the idea that we can change our fate (what really happens) to manifest our destiny (our soul’s goal). Of course, going back in time is probably not in the cards for us mere humans, as it ends up being for Wendy—when forces beyond her control step in and help out. But even with those forces, changing destiny doesn’t come easy! If it did, it’d be a very short book! The story encompasses the idea of taking risks to do what’s right, and the man she’s supposed to be with is indeed in a very tricky situation.
I’ve been busy with my agenting persona, as well as working on adapting UNFORGIVABLE into a screenplay, but I’ve been working on a new book that I hope to release one of these days. This one is a bit more gothic in tone, set in Louisiana, with some interesting family dynamics and another tale of thwarted destiny. Because that’s what life does—and to be honest, what we do to ourselves sometimes as well. I want my stories to illustrate that no matter what happens and has happened in your life, you can shift your path back on track at any time. You can overcome your baggage and vulnerabilities and hardships to create a beautiful life. Life is a journey, not a destination, and I hope to add some entertainment and enlightenment to your journey with my stories.
Enjoy your fall!
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I’ve been so busy helping friends who were impacted post-Hurricane Ian, and I wanted to post this about my recent re-release, Changing Destiny. I actually wrote this book many years ago, but edited and updated it twice. This idea came to me at the beginning of my writing career, when I decided I wanted to do this for a living (well, as much as you can in this business LOL). I love the idea of being destined to meet a person, so much so that you repeatedly dream about them. And when the BIG moment comes that you meet them—wait, what? It’s nothing like a destined romance meet. And that schism propels the heroine down a rabbit hole that tests her character, her vulnerabilities, and her belief in destiny itself. I also played with this idea in my first Offspring book (as Jaime Rush): A Perfect Darkness.
I do believe in destiny and soulmates, though in a broader sense than the lovers and meant-to-be-together-forever idea. We’ve all met someone whom we feel like we’ve known forever. We just click, right? We pull them into our orbit and we are in love, even if it’s friendship versus romance. It’s fun and fantastic…and then it’s not. Sometimes it falls apart. Or you drift apart. Our egos hate this. What did WE do? Why are they being so cruel???
It's taken me a lot of soul journeying to realize that this phrase is deeply true: sometimes we come together for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Accepting this is paramount to our wellbeing. As one of my soul-sisters says, we dance, and then we might waltz off to another person or another dance club altogether. Looking at the people in our inner circle tells us a lot about the vibration we’re putting out. Awhile back, I was grappling with an issue that had just come to light, and I kept attracting women who had the same family issue. It was so validating to be able to talk about it! I also attracted a friendship with a couple, and she had the same issue. But when I was able to come to peace with mine, and she was still caught up in the drama of her situation (and losing family connections), our friendship fractured. They said we were giving off weird vibes, and I realized that it wasn’t that exactly but that our vibes were no longer aligned. Seeing this made it much easier to let that go and bring in the amazing friends we have now.
I also noticed this in my other work life as an agent. When some issue diverts us from moving forward, and my gut says “yes, this is not supposed to be,” I am grateful when things don’t work out. And it may be that someone else is the right person to shepherd the project to its fruition.
In all parts of our lives, when people move on, it makes room for others to come in who will support our journey now…exactly where we are. And always remember that the person most integral to our growth, our happiness, and peace is ourselves. Be kind and loving to yourself first, because that’s the only way you can authentically be kind to those around you.
Love & Light,
If you missed the release of Changing Destiny, you can find it at your favorite retailer
Destiny takes Wendy back in time to save her soulmate from being blackmailed into marriage by a darkly obsessed woman. With each trip to the past, Wendy draws closer to the truth that can set the man she loves free . . . or end their dreams forever. READ MORE