Free Book Offer – Act Now!!

In the spirit of Christmas, I have decided to make my book “Baby Steps of Faith – Marie’s Story” free for a limited time.  So please spread the word and help me get the word out.  I won’t get any royalties from the free book offer, but I will hopefully get my book read.  That is my main goal…to get Marie’s Story out.

This is a perfect time for those of you that have read my blog while I was originally writing the story to get a complete version of Marie’s Story.  You should still be able to get my book, even if you are not in the United States.  So check it out.  Merry Christmas to you all.


Free book offer runs from Dec. 26th to Dec. 30th on


Free Book Offer


New Facebook Page…Please Like

Since I have been having trouble with the whole name search thing on Facebook, I have created a new Facebook Page for my followers to LIKE.  Hopefully this will be much easier for everyone to find.  Try going  to the Facebook search box at the top of your Facebook page and type the following:

Baby Steps of Faith – Marie’s Story

It should get you to a page that looks like this:

Facebook Page


This is where you can find any new and exciting news about my book.  If you are a Facebooker (Not sure if that’s even a word??) and you like my blog, please, please, please like my page and invite your friends to like it too.


P.S.  I’m still walking on air from the whole published book thing.  I like this feeling so much, I’m trying to figure out what my next book should be about.

My Dream Has Came True!!!

My dream of publishing Marie’s Story has finally came true.  I just got notification that my book has been published on Kindle Direct Publishing!!!  I have created my first e-book.  I am so excited that I feel like doing a jig.  🙂

Many of you have read Marie’s Story from its infancy, here on my blog.  Your interest and comments is what kept me writing.  So I would like to thank all of you for giving me the confidence to publish my book.

Anyone who is interested in reading the final product can buy a copy at the Kindle Store on Amazon, by clicking on the following link:

Baby Steps of Faith – Marie’s Story

Some things have been added or modified from the first draft and I am very proud of how it turned out.  To those of you who have recently started following my blog, I hope you find this book as interesting as my current posts.

There is one favor I need to ask my followers.  I have created a Facebook account to help promote my new book, but I don’t have any Friends yet.  😦  I was hoping to get my followers to friend me on Facebook and then share my posts to their friends, in hopes to get the word out about my book.  So for anyone that is willing to send me as friend request on Facebook, please search for the following Facebook account:




If you find my blog inspiring and feel that others would benefit from Marie’s Story, please pass this info on to your friends.

One other way you could help me out, is by writing a review on Amazon to help promote my story.  Thank you again, for helping my dream come true!

Big Step Forward

Yesterday I took a big step forward towards my dream of publishing my book and I have the ants to thank for it.  No, that wasn’t a typo.  I didn’t mean aunts.  I meant ants, as in piss ants.  You know, the ones that crawl on your kitchen counter just to drive you crazy?  My mom use to call them piss ants, cause they really knew how to piss you off!

Thanks to those little piss ants, I was forced to be out of my house for four hours yesterday.  Because they had taken over more than just my kitchen this year.  They had invaded my bathroom and living room too.  Not to mention, the party they were having in Patrick’s room.  (Patrick will be a great host one day, if he continues to supply his guests with as many munchies as he’s been supplying the ants in his room.)

I had tried putting out bait traps, but that didn’t seem to permanently solve the problem.  So I had no choice but to bomb the house.  Yep, I set off a number of bug bombs in the house, in hopes of regaining my house back from the ants.  Which meant I had to find something useful to do for the next 4 hours.  Normally, I would tinker around the house and eventually find myself napping in the middle of the day.  LOL  Yes, I know it’s sad…but it’s true.

But yesterday, I had to go outside of my box (actually house) and find a place to park my caboose for four hours.  So I went to our local library.  In order to stay awake in a public place, I decided I would do the one thing that I had been unconsciously avoiding.  I started finalizing my book.

Over the summer, I had two lovely ladies proofread my book for me.  However, I had put their recommendations on the back burner, until summer was over and the kids were back in school.  Yet, the first week of school came to an end last week and I had not touched the book.  This week was half way over and I still hadn’t touched the book.

What was I waiting for?  Why was I unconsciously avoiding the completion of my book?  I guess it was out of fear.  Fear that I put my book out on the e-book market and nobody buys it.  Plus, there is a little bit of a possession issue I am struggling with.  This book is like my baby, I don’t know if I want to share it with anyone else.  Yet, in the next breath I take, I want to shout the news from the rooftops that I have written a book that I want everyone to read.

But what if they don’t read it?  What if no one gives a damn about a book that I wrote about my daughter’s struggle with a brain tumor?  Then what?  I guess that is what I have been fighting with in the back of my mind.  That is why I have been dragging my feet.

Well, the answer is, it doesn’t matter if no one reads my book.  Because the original reason I wrote the story was to give it to my daughter, so she could read it when she is older.  That goal has already been met.  I have her story saved electronically and printed on paper.  The fact that I publish the story is just one more guarantee that my daughter will have access to the story later in life.

So no matter how many people read my book, as long as Marie does, then I will have succeeded at my goal.  I guess piss ants ARE good for something…they may be tiny, but they can get you off your caboose and get something accomplished.  Thanks to them, I am one step closer to my dream.  Boy, does that feel great!

Looking for Marie’s Story?

Some of my dedicated minion followers, who have been with me since existence, might be wondering where my posts tagged “Marie’s Story” have went.  They are not lost, they are just in the shop for a tune up, so to speak.  This summer, I have been working on compiling Marie’s Story and preparing it to be published as an e-book.

I am pleased to report that I have completed the first official draft of the e-book and things are moving along nicely.  There are still a few more things that need to be completed before the book will be published, but when it is, my followers will be the first to know.

This has been a dream of mine for at least a year now, maybe even longer.  When I started writing Marie’s Story, the main purpose was to get my daughter’s story in writing for her future reference.  But as the story developed, I knew that this was a story that needed to be shared with everyone.

I can’t wait for the day that everything is done and I can announce to you that my e-book has been published.  Hopefully, my other posts will keep you entertained until that day comes.  Stay tuned.