Good morning, friends! 

I would like to answer a couple of questions I’ve been asked about Hello, Mommy. Some people have asked if Hello, Mommy is a true story and what inspired me to write it. The answer to the first question is, absolutely not! Hello, Mommy is 100% fiction. However, as a mother who’s teenagers presented certain challenges, I found a lot of inspiration in my own heartache combined with a lot of “what ifs.” I also found a measure of healing in writing about this family. Of course, anyone who knows me, knows my twisted side can’t resist throwing in a little bit of crazy. 

I may share a little about those challenges I mentioned and how God brought me through them. I am trying to decide if I’ll blog about it on this page or make its own page. More about that later. 

In other news: I expect to make an announcement by the end of the week. I’m trying not to count my chickens before they hatch. Such practice I’ve had in the art of patience lately. 🙂 Also, there may be some minor changes coming to the site that I believe would be of interest to people. That’s in the planning stage. Stay tuned for news. 

Have a blessed week!

The Literary Hatchet

Thank you Peartree Press for including two of my poems in this issue of The Literary Hatchet! Here is the link to the current issue for anyone who would like to check it out: http://lizzieandrewborden.com/HatchetOnline/LiteraryHatchet/literary-hatchet-issue-15.htm

The Literary Hatchet is a contemporary literary journal, publishing short stories and poetry. If you like reading something a little different, a little dark, check out their previous issues too. Their digital issues are available for free download, and they offer hard copies for sale. Here is the link to previous issues:  http://lizzieandrewborden.com/HatchetOnline/LiteraryHatchet/literary-hatchet-issue-15.htm 

Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Hello, Mommy

It’s been a long time in the works, but my first novel will be here soon. The editorial phase is done and the design team will start working on the cover now. 

Hello, Mommy is about a single mother raising two juvenile delinquents. The struggle is sometimes unbearable, but Cassie’s faith in God is strong. When the older son delves into the occult he finds more than he bargained for, and people could be in danger. 

It won’t be long now. More updates to come!

Site Upgrades 

Good evening, friends! I’ve been working on giving the site a facelift. I think it looks prettier. I’ve also been thinking about ways to be more active and make the site more interesting. Blogging is the popular thing. The problem is, I’m not much of a blogger. So, I’ll be brainstorming. Hopefully, I’ll have more updates soon. 

Cheerio!

National Tooth Fairy Day

Special Announcement: Tomorrow is National Tooth Fairy Day! It falls twice a year, on February 28 and August 22. Ok, and it’s not an official national holiday, but how cool is it that the tooth fairy gets two of her own days?

This would be a perfect day to enjoy a tooth fairy book or movie, or make a cool craft with the kids. Can you think of any new traditions that could be implemented on the tooth fairy’s special days?

I’ll be celebrating this glorious day by doing a book signing for my book, Saving the Tooth Fairy, at East Texas Book Fest. It’s at Harvey Hall in Tyler,TX, and I’ll be there from 10-1. 🙂 Can’t wait!

Here’s wishing everyone a Happy Tooth Fairy Day!!!

Saving the Tooth Fairy

  
Here it is, folks – the cover for my new children’s book. This is an exciting journey. Working with the illustrator, Rene Lopez, over the past weeks has been a great learning experience. His hard work is much appreciated. I cannot begin to tell you how great it’s been to watch these characters come to life after all this time. 

The design team at Whitebird Publications is hard at work. We are looking at release the first week in July, possibly the second. I’ll post when I know more. We’re almost there. 🙂

Dreamer

I live in a dream world. My head can frequently be found stuck in the clouds. I’ve always been that way – a daydreamer. I make up stories in my mind. I create fictional characters to play starring roles in my daydreams. Sometimes I assign those roles to real, living people who don’t even realize they’re part of my fantasy world. If I’ve been without a good book to read for a while, I’m especially prone to this.

Usually, my strange imaginings stay locked up in my head where they can’t start any trouble. Occasionally, I’ll write them down… or sometimes I’ll start to write one down, and then decide it sounds incredibly corny and wind up abandoning it. I decided a few years ago that I was going to put more of my “daydreams” to paper, and I have. I now have a few completed stories, some abandoned, and several “I’m gonna write that some day” works.

Of course, I also have my serious, get-focused side. No one can stay in the clouds all the time! Reality beckons. I have a family. I have a social life, oddly enough (I say that because I’m normally such a homebody). I have a job – no, not author and blogger extraordinaire. I’m a nurse. I have responsibilities. So I also live in reality, feet on the ground alongside everyone else. But just behind my grown-up face is my little fantasy world just waiting for me to hit the play button.

If I get some of that stuff out of my head and on paper and/or PC, and decide it’s publish-worthy, I’ll share, and hopefully someone else will be entertained. So that’s the end of my ramble for now. Anybody else slip into a dream world sometimes?