My mom spent a lot of time in the Cleveland Clinic when she was battling leukemia. Shortly after she was admitted, I bought her a little sign that said “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning to dance in the rain.” Because of the cancer, she spent a lot of time in and out of the ICU and that sign was always with her.
This year, my dad is up for Man of the Year for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society @llsusa fundraising event! I’m on his team, Team Dancing in the Rain, and over the next 10 weeks our team is working towards raising $50,000 to help end blood cancers for good. Every dollar counts, and every dollar I raise goes toward our team goal.
I am hoping you will consider donating. Just visit the link in my profile and help us raise money for this tremendous cause. ❤️❤️❤️ (Also how cute was I as a baby?) #leukemiaawareness #leukemiaandlymphomasociety #leukemialymphomasociety #bloodcancer #bloodcancerawareness #leukemiafundraiser #cancerfundraiser #cancerfundraising
Day 6 of #authorlifemonth is inspiration. When it comes to the #contemporaryromance novel I recently finished it’s challenging for me to identify an inspiration because the characters of Sully and Layla have been with me for so long. Like years and years (which is nothing compared to another character who has been with me for decades but her book comes later lol). But their story really starts with a house. When I was in college, I had friends who lived in a 19th century home that was a bit in disrepair and haunted (I heard the stories!) 👻 👻 I was at that house for many a party, including Halloween.
My book WHEN WE WERE YOUNG began with the idea of a similar house, that I named the Grief House, and a college Halloween party and a long waited for kiss. But costume hijinks, mistaken identities, and misunderstandings end the relationship before it began. Twenty years later, there is a second chance but will it be enough for happily ever after? (spoiler alert: it’s a romance so yes 🤣) #writerslife #writingcommunity #writersofinstagram #amwriting #amediting #authorslife #authorsofinstagram #authorsofig #romancewriter