This up-and-down ride includes fun times, not-so-fun times, and sad times that came to mind during and after writing Bitter Memories. Many secrets that Uncle Henry kept hidden over the years are revealed. While trying to mend fences with Aunt Olivia, I learned that you never can go home again - at least I never could. John, who I didn't know growing up, was an amazing big brother. With great pride I share some of our times together while we were getting to know each other.
Abducted by her father when she was three, Sarah found herself in a world of criminal neglect and unfathomable oppression as her father and stepmother perpetrated more and more horrible acts of verbal, mental and sexual abuse on the innocent girl. So continually terrified was Sarah that she began to form separate personalities so that she herself did not have to face the hideous reality of her day to day life.
A 911 call to the San Diego Police Department on August 4, 2013 reporting a two-story fire in Boulevard, California is only the beginning of many harrowing events to follow. After a woman's body and the body of a dog is found inside a detached garage, murdered, a bloody crowbar next to the woman's body, the dog shot in the head, the homeowner and two kids are reported missing. But the story doesn't end here. This story is only beginning...
This is an inspirational story about Carla, a young woman who becomes a single parent when her husband walks out on her after their baby is born, then battles bouts of depression while trying to give her daughter the life she deserves. Three years later Vince decides he wants his daughter for the day to celebrate her third birthday that, like her other birthdays, he missed. Carla has reservations, but wanting Megan to know her father, she allows Vince to take Megan home.
"A Very Special Gift"
After I'd attempted suicide I met David, another patient in the psych ward, who was suffering from deep depression. He'd been admitted on a suicide prevention watch. However, holding a heartbreaking secret, David had a good reason to be depressed. Becoming instant friends, David shared his secret with me. With his demons controlled, this young man loved life and saw beauty in everything around him. David only wanted to be there for his friends and to help others. But no one could help David. No one could change what was to come for my dear friend.
"The True Story of Friendship"
After Midnight continues the memories of my life and the many mistakes I made along the way. This up-and-down ride includes fun times, not-so-fun times, and sad times that came to mind after writing the other books in the Bitter Memories series. Many of the secrets Henry had kept hidden over the years are revealed here. Deciding to try to mend fences with Olivia, I learned you never can go home again, or at least I never could.
In the first of this series, Hollymae is a young girl with a "special gift." When she learns the animals she loves so dearly are in danger, somehow she must save them from sure death. However, Hollymae doesn't know the full strength of her powers, or the many powers that haven't even surfaced yet. With her faithful companions beside her, she begins her quest to save the animals of the forest.
From the Hearti is a collection of poems written over the years, with short stories included that inspired the writing of each one. My first poem, written when I was nine years old, was right after the death of my mother. As with all my poetry, when I couldn't get words out of my head, I had to sit down and write about my feelings, my thoughts, my sorrows, and my happiness. Unable to talk to anyone about my feelings, I expressed my dreams, my hopes for a better life in my writing.