Thursday, August 18, 2011


Today was my mother's birthday.

I miss her terribly.

When she passed away,
I was working on a novel about life after death.

The process and research helped me get through a difficult time.

As you all know my father passed away
this summer,
while I was doing the final editing of the same book.

Coincidence? I don't think so. 
Once again, this novel gave me hope.

Perception is now available
for reading in electronic format at: 
for your:
Sony Reader

But I am going to giveaway three paperback copies,

To three lucky followers.

What do you have to do?
Leave me a comment:
Tell me how you know your loved ones are still with you = 1 entry

Be a follower = 1 entry
Post about Perception on your blog = 1 entry
Or on your Facebook Page = 1 entry

This giveaway is open to all!

And I'll probably have to stick some other goodies
in the package, too.

The giveaway will close midnight Arizona time on August 25,
and I will draw the winners August 26.

The other day I was stopped in traffic,
on the interstate.
A butterfly graced my car window.

Good luck!


  1. Ohhhhhhhh what a great giveaway... I will post on FB later, but to be honest, I have yet (ohhhh I am afraid to admit this 'outloud') to have anyone extremely close to me die...

  2. This September 3, it will 2 years since my friend, Gary died. He died of cancer. I was there a lot in the last 2 weeks of his life. I was there when he took his last breath. The entire experience was a lesson in love and forgiveness I have never experienced before. It changed me forever. Gary was a generous man. He took great care of us all. And even in his character defects, he had a sweetness that always came through. About two years before he past, he rescued a baby hummingbird from his friend's pool. He nursed the bird back to health and released it some time later. I loved the pictures of this tiny bird in his hands. He swears that the bird would fly up to him whenever he returned to the backyard he found it in.
    Just a few days after Gary died, I walked out my front door to find a hummingbird staring right at me. It wasn't more that a a foot or so away. I could have grabbed it if I wanted to. I stood dead in my tracks. The bird hoovered in one perfect spot. We stood there looking right at each other for sometime. Neither of us moved. Then a few moments later, the bird circled a few times and then flew off. I knew.

  3. My father hovers between life and death and I've learned so much watching him live out these last days. I wouldn't give anything for them.



  4. Both my parents are gone, too. It is never easy.

    I follow but I don't do facebook.

  5. I am absolutely intrigued with this subject. I read "Life After Life" years ago soon after my mother died and found it comforting. And no, I don't think it's a coincidence. After my sister died 4 yrs ago I just felt her presence soo strongly the week after she died and her picture just fell off the table out of the blue. Lots of little things like that so I don't know - but I do feel a presence in my dreams. I'd love to read your book - it sounds so interesting. In any case my heart goes out to you - it's so hard to lose a parent. xoxo Nancy

  6. So glad you stopped by to post your GOOD NEWS today. A published writer - FANTASTIC!

    I understand that the soul never dies, just our body suit. "Perception" is a beautiful name for your book.

  7. Thanks for opportunity to win!

  8. Moms are so special and when they are gone there are no shoes that can replace the paths that moms show you to take. Congratulations on another book being published.
    Joyce M

  9. Your blog is such a sweet thoughtful place. Coincidentally, my daughter's birthday is August 18.


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