It’s been awhile since posting on my blog site, and I hope all are well. As I grow older, time disappears at a rapid rate. Fall flashed by and the next thing I know it’s the end of February. Where does all this time go? I’ve spent the winter revisiting my past. Not to recreate it, but to draw from it as I work on my next novel, Not Just My Mother’s Daughter. Writing this sequel to My Life as a Doormat is a labor of love. Spending hours within the archives of my memory, conjuring up recollections from a buried past is daunting. It is a bittersweet journey and the brick and mortar of my writing. (more…)
I’m spending some time in the city that My Life as a Doormat began: Manhattan. Without this magical yet challenging place, I wouldn’t have been capable of writing my book. Although a work of fiction, My Life as a Doormat is based on many real experiences and feelings from my young adulthood.
It’s reassuring seeing many of the landmarks mentioned in my book are still here. They’ve withstood the test of time. As have I.
To get your copy of My Life as a Doormat click the link below.
I am so excited about my upcoming interview by Dr. Theresa Nicassio on her world-wide radio show on March 8th 2018
Click on this link for details. https://www.theresanicassio.com/portfolio/society-for-recovering-doormats/
Calling all North Carolina doormats!
I’ll be at Barnes & Noble on October 15th. See below for details.
I’m so excited for my up-coming book event at Barnes & Noble in Asheville North Carolina on Saturday October 15th at 2:00PM, If you’re in the area please stop by and say hello!
Saturday, October 15th 2:00PM – 3:30PM
Barnes and Noble in Asheville Mall
3 South Tunnel Road
Asheville, NC 28805
Author Signing(Biography, Fiction, Humor)
“Please join us in welcoming author Rose Gardner who will be discussing and signing her book My Life as a Doormat. In this fictionalized biography, it is 1980 and naïve Rose has moved to New York to pursue her acting career. Anxious and uncertain, Rose must learn to stand up and speak for herself — the rallying cry of The Society for Recovering Doormats!”
In August I was interviewed on Between The Covers. I had a wonderful time on the half hour television show dedicated to interviewing authors. The episode airs on September 30th & October 1st. I’m very excited and hope you’ll tune in or click here to view on line – http://www.pbs.org/video/2365847545/
Between The Covers airs in West Palm Beach and all of South Florida on WXEL PBS, on Sept. 30th at 5:30 pm & Oct. 1st at 10.00 am.
All humans are flawed and have needs. Except the narcissist. Don’t believe me? Just ask one. They’ll laundry list their super powers while pointing out and embellishing our weaknesses. Belittling and negating others is their specialty. Reducing another to an unworthy pile of insignificance; their primary goal.
Narcissists, or ‘A’ Listers as we refer to them here at The Society for Recovering Doormats, are dangerous personalities, especially for people pleasing doormats. They are toxic to approval addicts because we’re the first to accept and internalize the terrible lies they proclaim. We think we need their love and approval and validate their vicious, self-serving talk as truth. But giving credence to their warped views, renders us ashamed and unworthy.
Break the cycle of self-blaming now! The next time you’re feeling too needy and less than the wonderful person you are, remember: it’s not you! Consider instead the company you’re keeping. Chances are they are an ‘all-about-themselves ‘A’ Lister.
You can’t change them but have a choice to disassociate. If this isn’t feasible because of life circumstances then disengage with them mentally and emotionally, Do not give them the power to steal your worthiness. It is every person’s birthright.
Calling all Florida Doormats:
I’m very excited for my first TV interview! If you live in Florida, or are in the area, please come be a part of the studio audience during the taping. See poster below for details then call 561-536-1687 to RSVP.
My book event at Barnes and Noble on the upper west side of NYC was the perfect way to conclude the spring northeast book tour of My Life as a Doormat. Many thanks to all who attended.
This Monday, June 6th, I’ll be at Barnes & Noble in East Brunswick signing books from 6PM – 7:30PM. If you’re in the area, stop by! I’d love to meet you. Follow link below for details and to RSVP! https://www.facebook.com/events/1704430653130523/@bneastbrunswick