Why anonymity in recovery?

So, recently I finally asked the question - why be anonymous in support groups for AA, Alanon, Alateen, and other recovery groups? I have been vocal for so many years. At first I shocked many. My family never has liked it. But, after years of doing it and writing my memoir, Evolving to Grace, I … Continue reading Why anonymity in recovery?

Holiday Sale

Holiday sale! Make sure that you don't miss out on this discount. This offer won’t last. Evolving to Grace is a memoir about perseverance, strength, spiritual evolution, and the choices one must make to change one’s path. Grace shares her life’s experiences, her journey—finding her way out of darkness—discovering hope, positivity, strength, happiness and the right … Continue reading Holiday Sale

Spiritual Beauty

She was a girl of abuse She was a girl of silence Those tears were hidden behind those sad eyes But, one day she found beauty Beauty in the sky Beauty in the trees Beauty in the birds Beauty in the lady bugs Beauty in all things Even beauty in hurt and pain because through … Continue reading Spiritual Beauty

1st page of Evolving to Grace 

1st page of Evolving to Grace. Chapter 1 - Threats from a Pimp "Excuse Me—Press Rewind" Available on Amazon in print and ebook (Kindle). If you don't have a Kindle, no problem. Just download the software for free to read any kindle book on any device, click here. Life can be a roller-coaster ride for some … Continue reading 1st page of Evolving to Grace 

Evolving to Grace available in stores now!

Looking for a X-Mas gift for the book lover in your life? Local to L.A.? You can now find Evolving to Grace in stores at BookSoup in West Hollywood and Vroman's Bookstore in Pasadena. Get your copy soon! Quantities limited! #inspire #hope #memoir #book #xmasgift

I matter

I’m just another writer, turned author, who hopes to be good enough that someone will like her book, her story. Many that know me may not know this about me and could never imagine the roads I’ve traveled. I was born into a family, at least from one side, that was very privileged. My grandfather … Continue reading I matter

Evolving to Grace – a memoir

In Evolving to Grace: A story of perseverance, strength, spiritual evolution, and the choices one must make to change one’s path, I share my life’s experiences, my journey—finding my way out of darkness—discovering hope, positivity, strength, happiness and the right path for the life I choose to live. I write about many challenges I've had to face and … Continue reading Evolving to Grace – a memoir

I was just barely 16 & still a virgin when I was raped

Excerpt, from Evolving to Grace A little over a week later, I lost my virginity, technically. I was raped. It is mind boggling what paths my journey took me on when I didn’t make good choices. I never stopped to even think of what I was doing. I shouldn’t have ever had a drink. I … Continue reading I was just barely 16 & still a virgin when I was raped

She Was My Mother, Bless Her Soul

an old paper/presentation from my Speech class at SMC, 1996..... Growing up in an alcoholic home has been characterized as similar in stress to being in the Nazi Concentration Camps of WWII, according to Dr. Vaillant. Alcoholism is like living with an air raid a day says authors, Middleton - Moz & Dwinell. Under these conditions … Continue reading She Was My Mother, Bless Her Soul