Dear Friends, It’s that time again when we make wishes for the new year, and after living through 2020, it has never felt more timely to re-post the New Year’s Blessing. This year, I chose as a background to my words a photo I took years ago while on a trip with my husband…

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  Readers’ Favorite has recognized Rachael’s Return with the Honorable Mention Award in the Fiction – Visionary category! The 2020 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities. Rachael’s Return was also given the prestigious 5-star rating by…

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Golden Scarab Beetle symbolizing synchronicity

In the early 1920’s, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, a believer in the paranormal, introduced an idea he called synchronicity. He defined it as something that happens when two events are not causally connected, yet nevertheless share great meaning. Synchronicity, much like the role of dreams, serves the purpose of expanding our consciousness, moving us away from…

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Hello everyone! Just a quick note to let you know I have a whole new website and an exciting new novel! Those of you who spend time with me on social media already know I also have had an entirely new hair color for awhile now, so I’ve been due for an update (ahem). However,…

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My sweet mother has passed away. She, the one with so much enthusiasm for life. She, the busiest bee of them all. The one we all thought would live to be a hundred. She was 79. She was never sick until they found cancer in a routine mammogram. It was non-Hodgkin Lymphoma — not the…

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On June 28, my step-son David (whom I’ve loved and co-parented since he was 12) was married in Orange County in the city of Aliso Viejo, California. It was an elaborate three-day event which began with rehearsals and a dinner Friday evening, a tea ceremony at the bride’s parents’ home Saturday morning, and an outdoor wedding at 5:00…

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On April 8, I was honored to speak as the guest author at the Chatsworth Women’s Club “Meet the Author Luncheon” in Chatsworth, California — an annual event hosted by the club’s literary committee. Proceeds from the event were donated to the Wounded Warrior Project. Chatsworth is where I moved with my family when my…

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I’ve heard it can take years for a writer to find their true voice. That unmistakable tone that speaks louder than mere words, shines brighter than the North Star on a cloudless summer night, and stands head and shoulders above all the spurious voices she’s worn before that never really suited her. It’s the voice that…

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My family likes to play games at holiday get-togethers. Card games, word games, board games, practical jokes. It’s all good. One year at Christmas we purchased the party board game called Cranium. Mom and I were in a showdown with my aunt and my cousin, and I had about thirty seconds to get Mom to guess my impression…

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