Sharing hope one story at a time
Welcome to my writer’s blog, Memoir Writer’s Journey!
I will be sharing the journey of writing my memoir and its sequel, and providing writing and publishing tips and links that have guided me along the way.
My two memoirs, which have a Christian theme, are about the extraordinary events that have occurred in my ordinary life through my faith in God. How does a woman from a stable Christian home go off on so many self-defeating detours and how does she come back home again? I will show how hope has transformed, healed and helped me transcend my life’s obstacles and disappointments: divorce, two failed marriages, one alcoholic and one abusive spouse, single-parenting, alcoholic son, cancer and heart failure.
The story is how I climbed out of the abyss to find peace, joy and healing in my life; how I learned to live life on my own terms.
Along with sharing my writing journey with you, I want to reach out and share how hope works in my life and to hear how it works in your life. We are all strengthened and enlightened when we share our stories. Perhaps, it will help you find your own pathway to hope and healing.
The blog passed its seventh-year mark in December 2016. I post weekly on a variety of topics related to writing and life and I love to feature other writers in guest posts.
I retired as a family nurse practitioner in 2011 after forty-four years as a registered nurse. My husband, Wayne and I have a blended family of six children, ten grandsons, ages 8-30, one granddaughter, age, two-years old and our Golden Retriever, Max. We live on the 135-acre land that used to be Wayne’s grandfather’s dairy farm where he grows organic vegetables. Life is good.
My first memoir, Ever Faithful to His Lead: My Journey Away From Emotional Abuse was published on July 28, 2014. My goal for 2017 is to complete the first draft of my second memoir, The Edge of Hope (working title) about my faith journey through simultaneous battles of cancer and an addicted son.
I will be sharing more about that as it unfolds for me. I know I will be enriched and enlightened by your presence on my journey and I hope you will feel the same. I am looking forward to our discussions along the way.
The Memoir Network Affiliate Program:
In the spirit of full disclosure:
I am a strong proponent of memoir education and am proud to be an affiliate in The Memoir Network program headed by Denis Ledoux. The Memoir Network provides a wealth of resources for anyone wishing to learn to write a better memoir. What my affiliation means is that I will be announcing and promoting various, upcoming Memoir Network education programs on my website. If you purchase any program, I will receive compensation from your purchase, but my pledge to you is that, if I announce and promote any program, I am totally behind it.