| August 15, 2012

Getting closer to epublication. Final edits made on book cover and it should be ready next week. Woo hoo.

Most of my time lately has been eaten up with the non-writing job, end of the summer camping and back to school doings. Also, sadly, a good friend of mine lost her eleven year old son in a car accident. That has really set me back on creativity. As humans, we tend to forget how fragile things really are, how thin the membrane between good and horror, life and death. Literally, seconds stand between now and then. Hold your loved ones close and let them know you love them.

Nooked several books this week. It's been awhile since I let myself read for fun and now is the time. Damnit.

Leaving Stage IV

| March 29, 2012


Just because something can be done, doesn’t mean it should be.

When Tianne Cantamessa is diagnosed with a lethal form of malignant brain tumor she opts out of treatment, choosing instead to accept what fate has thrown her. But her two daughters and family don’t see things quite the way she does. And her ex-husband will do anything in his power to not have to be a father, even if it means suing Tianne to force cancer treatment.

Tianne now has to deal with the stages of grief while trying to make those she loves understand her decision to die. And because life is never a tidy thing, she must come to terms with a new love that is not meant to be, an ex-husband who is hiding behind his fears and his pregnant new wife that shows up at Tianne’s house for an extended visit.

Leaving Stage IV is a mainstream women’s novel of approximately 95,000 words that incorporates a lighter view of how we regard life, death and family.