Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

This month has been a sorrowful one for my family. On my birthday (12/12) we lost my grandma. We are gathered together today to celebrate the family we still have and to remember those who came before to teach us the importance of cherishing every moment. Not many can say they got to spend 40Continue reading “Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!”


Dear Indies, Bloggers, Readers and Friends: This is a virtual toast to express my wishes for you in the coming New Year. Maybe, 2016 was unkind, frustrating or held regrets for you–I hope not. I hope looking back, you will find more joys, moments of gratitude, or achievements to celebrate than anything else. In 2016,Continue reading “#HappyNewYear2017!”

Dear Indie ♥ A Journey in Self-Publishing

Do you believe in paying it forward?  When you find something that knocks down hurdles for you, do you automatically share it with others who are struggling with the same obstacles in their life?  Good, me too! That’s why I’ve decided that at least once a week, I’m going to try to post something helpfulContinue reading “Dear Indie ♥ A Journey in Self-Publishing”


Are you the funny one in most groups? Um, no.  That would be everyone else.  Don’t get me wrong, I have my spectacular moments and I speak sarcasm fluently, but I am not the funniest one in my group.  Most would say I have a dry sense of humor that’s not always appreciated.  My friendsContinue reading “ROFLMFAOWC”

Let Them Eat Cake!

So many years ago today (who’s counting?), an American woman woke in the dead of night in an old, German town of Hesse.  It was time.  The baby was coming.  Her frantic husband was bad enough, but nothing compared to the couple next-door; friends, who’d been on-call to drive her the 25 km west toContinue reading “Let Them Eat Cake!”


We are all but hearts, with sputtering, speaking emotions and irrational brains governing for ego’s sake Within the dark veins of my heart, thrives a world of delicate lies The woeful children I once bore, of wishes, desires, ideas and needs Unfulfilled, smothered, they’re buried deep They call out to my deafened ears, and tinker,Continue reading “Expectations”