You’re Nobody Special

I am officially 74 days into life without Mike. Yes, I count the days. 74 days of silence, self-soothing techniques, cooking for one, figuring out finances, taking care of the dogs, isolating because of this pandemic, and staring out the window looking for “signs.” The more I research, speak about, and write on my loss, […]

A Million Tiny Little Things

In what felt like the longest brief moment, my little corner of the world became a snow-globe, one of those Christmas ornaments children love to shake up and watch the flakes swirl in unseen currents. Layer upon layer of white crystals blanketed our city, making many Christmas wishes come true this holiday season. As I […]

The Club You Never Want to be a Part of

“My greatest fear is that he’ll be forgotten.” That’s the first sentence of an article I came across about the unique challenges ‘young widows’ face. It’s a sentiment that has crossed my mind multiple times throughout my days, so much so that I force myself to do things so he won’t be forgotten. The irony […]

What Now? In the Wake of It All

I can hear it. It’s a delicate crunching sound, silencing everything else around me. I close my eyes and open my ears to a sound like the flutter of distant birds’ wings, or the landing of wet, heavy crystals as the snow accumulates on my hair and jacket. It’s like diamond dust that sprinkles down […]

Two Steps Forward, One Massive Step Back

As I dust off the keyboard and stare at the cursor blinking in front of me, I quickly realize how long it’s been since I’ve put “pen to paper” so to speak. What started out as a weekly blog has turned into a bi-monthly. We shall see where it goes from here. My second novel […]

Why I Don’t Ask Why

The 3 G’s–Grace, Guidance, Gratitude. I have clung to these fiercely over the past year. When you are sitting in an emergency room and being told, “Well what your husband has is like Bo Biden or Senator McCain,” your heart literally drops to the floor. Basically the resident “in training” is tell you your husband […]

Finding Morgan in the News

Months after Finding Morgan has come out in stores, it’s still being covered in the news, and it’s so great to see. The Buffalo News covered a story about Morgan’s life struggles and how they parallel real life experiences. While yes, I was a social worker in a previous life, I’m currently a writer/author and […]

Finding Morgan Ebook Sale, and Mark Twain!

Good morning dear readers. This past weekend was hot, humid, and a bit cloudy, however, it was a great weekend for reading our favorite books. I can officially say I have completed the Biography of Mark Twain (Mark Twain: A Life). A large volume indeed, it was a great read and Author Ron Powers does […]

Finding Morgan highlighted on Channel 2 WGRZ

Finding Morgan was highlighted this morning during the “Books for Kids Drive.” The drive is a great cause that brings together the Erie and Buffalo Public Library, Project Flight, Wegmans, and other organizations to donate more than 2.4 million books to children and teens of all ages. You can learn more at www.buffalonews.com/booksforkids. Check out […]