I’d been a people pleaser since childhood. Being a polite, caring, thoughtful, kind and non-confrontational person was ingrained by my Mother. I didn’t know there was an alternative way to behave and treated everyone with respect and love; except myself. Years of this behavior chipped away at my self-confidence, worth and esteem. (more…)
I’m starting work on chapter 13 in my next book! Although I haven’t decided on a final title yet, I’m considering Not Just My Mother’s Daughter.
Book 2 takes place in the early 1990’s. Rose Gardner is faced with a new set of challenges, situations and people to stand up to. Many of the same characters from My Life as a Doormat are featured and new ones are added as the complicated relationship between mother and daughter is explored.
Below is an excerpt. I’d love to hear what you think of the title, and this blurb.
This summer holiday celebrated in the USA is more than going to the beach, barbecues, picnics and watermelon. This holiday commemorates that we are a FREE NATION. We celebrate this day because millions of Americans sacrificed their lives defending and protecting this precious commodity freedom. Freedom of speech, the press and the pursuit of happiness.
I’m excited being featured on this great blog site.
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What is a true friend? Many claim this title, but how many are mere acquaintances, people we know in passing ? Or people who disappear when we’re struggling? Or become belligerent, hostile and toxic when we express different opinions. Perhaps some are adversaries, hiding their true agendas; like wolves in sheep clothing. (more…)
I’m so honored having Dr. Terry Segal with us providing professional insight for many problems recovering doormats face. She’ll be with us every Friday until the year’s end.
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Four years ago today, I began my site on Facebook. A few months later I expanded to this blog site. In late November of 2014 My Life as a Doormat, a novel I’d spent 10 years developing, was published.
In 2015 I started my book tour, many signings and events at Barnes and Nobles in Florida. I also opened an on-line-store on Cafe Press. I’m a little technology challenged, but by some miracle by the end of 2015 I managed to get onto most social media platforms. I also began work on my second novel; a sequel to My Life as a Doormat.
During 2016 I continued touring in Florida, and included New Jersey, New York City and Asheville North Carolina. August’s highlight was being interviewed on a PBS TV show called Between The Covers. Since I was an actor long before writing, I was very excited to do the show, and my interest for getting back into ‘show biz’ renewed.
So here I am, 4 years, a book, and 70, 400 followers later, wondering what to do next?
Many thanks to all sharing my vision and supporting my journey.