That Second Chance Series has a new look!

I’ve given my That Second Chance Series covers an update! Aren’t they beautiful?


                    

                    
  

It’s All About That Second Chance…

Sometimes we’re lucky enough to get that second chance – in life and in love. That Second Chance Series are stand-alone stories of strong women who battle heartache and loss with a courage and determination to find new paths and true love. What ties them together? A common theme: belief in the beauty of that second chance.


PULLING HOME, BOOK 1

She’ll risk anything to save her child…even the truth.

THE WAY THEY WERE, BOOK 2

They promised to love one another forever, but tragedy tore them apart. Now, destiny may just bring them back together.

SIMPLE RICHES, BOOK 3

Real wealth is about more than bank accounts and portfolios…

PARADISE FOUND, BOOK 4

How does one see truly—with the heart or with the eyes?

NOT YOUR EVERYDAY HOUSEWIFE, BOOK 5

A wise and humorous tale of living large after 40 as women finally make peace with themselves—wrinkles, blubber, neuroses, exes, and all.

THE BUTTERFLY GARDEN, BOOK 6

Sometimes love happens when you least expect it…


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Bonus Scenes...those little extras...

I love reading bonus scenes or watching bonus clips on television. If someone told me I could read about or watch Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet get married, I would be beyond excited. Imagination is great, but there are times when I don’t want to imagine or guess—I want to know! I even want to know when storylines change and what might have been… That’s why I created these bonus scenes and extras from several of the A Family Affair books. 

  • Wouldn’t you like to know what Nate Desantro was thinking right before he married Christine?
  • And how about discovering Harry Blacksworth’s thoughts as he prepares to give Christine away?
  • Lily is still one of my favorites and she’ll warm your heart with her innocent and yet spot-on observations about the wedding, life, and love in Magdalena. Don’t miss these and more in this collection of bonus scenes from various A Family Affair books.

I loved writing these scenes and now I want to share them with you. Enjoy!

A Family Affair: Bonus Scenes

Emotion IS the Story

When my father spoke in a stern voice, which was most of the time, I cried. When my brothers tormented me, along came the tears. As time and years passed, I cried at heart-tugging books, movies, or real-life situations. I was a regular dripping faucet, and it was a problem!

It would take practice and much self-talk to control the tears, but I did it. I even learned to internalize the sad stories I read or heard about, and felt so deeply, I would ponder the story or situation at great length. What must it feel like to experience the following; a sick child, a cheating husband, a dying parent… As I wrote, these emotions breathed life into my characters, and became their emotions. Eventually, I learned to blend humor into the stories.

I still cry when I read, watch, or hear about a sad tale, but when I’m creating my own work, I give those characters humor to lighten the load of humanness that cloaks them.

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