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Thursday, June 20, 2019

#TBT..


Check out  these handsome characters from the following books:

1.  Successful businessman/ philanthropist- Wen Howan from " My Heart in Seoul."

2.  Detective Nick Jetti from "The Last Firefly."

3  Detective Song Kai from "Brooklyn's Song."


#TBT: Meet Me Under The Lavender Sky..


Meet Me Under The Lavender Sky

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#TBT: Author's notes

I enjoy being surprised, but only when it’s flowers, candy and anything that puts a smile on my face. Unanticipated turmoil and upheaval is what I like to avoid. Unfortunately, it eventually faces everyone head on. Brooklyn’s Song was a steel trap for everything. That’s life.
    Well, I’m sure all that goes on in Brooklyn’s Song is not in everyone’s life; certain aspects perhaps, but I’m confident and hopeful readers will never experience the more intense and serious components that exist. If you enjoy roller coaster rides, I think you’ll have a good time. Remember, it’s only a ride.
    Brooklyn’s Song is not an extremely long book and I am very cognizant of pacing.  Things start to happen early on in the book that I hope will make it difficult to stop reading. I did my best to make the experience for readers balanced; including everything that generally is part of everyone’s life: humor, love, sex, work, play, fun and then some. However, the books I enjoy the most will take me places out of the ordinary whether it’s dark, scary, mysterious, elating, sad or otherwise, as long as it’s something I wouldn’t normally encounter.

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Pack your bags..


Edwin McCain-"I Could Not Ask For More"



#Writing #lovestroy
"Lying here with you
Listening to the rain
Smiling just to see the smile upon your face
These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive
These are the moments I'll remember all my life
I found all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more
Looking in your eyes
Seeing all I need
Everything you are is everything to me
These are the moments
I know heaven must exist
These are the moments I know all I need is this
I have all I've waited for
And I could not ask for more
I could not ask for more than this time together
I could not ask for more than this time with you
Every prayer has been answered
Every dream I have's come true
And right here in this moment is right where I'm meant to be
Here with you here with me
These are the moments I thank God that I'm alive"...

Hidden treasure: New York Waterfalls..

  
These falls aren't  as big as Niagara Falls, but they're still pretty impressive.

Summer on the New York bike trail.

I took this pic while on the bike trail. 

"The summer sun shone round me,
The folded valley lay
In a stream of sun and odour,
That sultry summer day.

The tall trees stood in the sunlight
As still as still could be,
But the deep grass sighed and rustled
And bowed and beckoned me.

The deep grass moved and whispered
And bowed and brushed my face.
It whispered in the sunshine:
"The winter comes apace."


Sunday, June 16, 2019

"In the wild soft summer darkness 
How many and many a night we two together 
Sat in the park and watched the Hudson 
Wearing her lights like golden spangles 
Glinting on black satin. 
The rail along the curving pathway 
Was low in a happy place to let us cross, 
And down the hill a tree that dripped with bloom 
Sheltered us, 
While your kisses and the flowers, 
Falling, falling, 
Tangled in my hair.... 
The frail white stars moved slowly over the sky. "
 


My mother grew up on a farm and she loves nature, animals and fishing.  As a child, I never took an interest in fishing. This weekend I went fishing with my Mom, and I absolutely loved it. I actually caught six fish. There's something about being on the lake with the Summer sun touching your skin; hearing the sounds of birds and bugs  flying about. Seeing the lines flying through the air and hearing the humming of the rods being reeled in... It's as beautiful as the finest piece of music you'll ever listen to.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

#TBT My Heart In Seoul

This is one of my favorite stories. I look back on it and I see how much I've grown as an author and more importantly as a human being.  It was written during a very tough time in my life, my best friend was on her deathbed, and writing was my escape. 

The book was published right after my friend passed, it was so bittersweet. Still, I love the story and I knew if I fell in love with Wen while writing it, readers would also fall in love with him. I can't wait to introduce you guys to my new cast of characters . #Comingsoon. FYI ( The video was made before my awesome new cover was created )


Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Céline Dion - "Have You Ever Been In Love "



#Writing #lovestroy

"Have you ever been in love
You could touch the moonlight
When your heart's shooting stars
You're holding heaven in your arms
Have you ever been so in love
Have you ever walked on air
Ever felt like you were dreamin'
When you never thought it could
But it really feels that good
Have you ever been so in love
Have you ever been in love
You could touch the moonlight
When your heart's shooting star
You're holding heaven in your arms
Have you ever been in love, have you
The time I spent
Waiting for something that was heaven-sent
When you find it don't let go,
I know
Have you ever said a prayer
And found that it was answered
All my hope has been restored
And I ain't looking anymore
Have you ever been so in love, have you
Some place that you ain't leavin'
Somewhere you're gonna stay
When you finally found the meanin'
Have you ever felt this way
The time I spent
Waiting for something that was heaven-sent
When you find it, don't let go,
I know
´Cuz have you ever been so in love, so in love
You could touch the moonlight
You can even reach the stars
Doesn't matter near or far
Have you ever been so in love
Have you ever been in love
Have you ever been in love
So in love"

Wordless Wednesday..


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“I and this mystery, here we stand.”


― Walt Whitman,
Song of Myself

Monday, June 10, 2019

For KDJ.

E.E. Cummings...


"Somewhere i have never travelled, gladly beyond
any experience, your eyes have their silence:
in your most frail gesture are things which enclose me,
or which i cannot touch because they are too near

your slightest look easily will unclose me
though i have closed myself as fingers,
you open always petal by petal myself as Spring opens
(touching skilfully, mysteriously) her first rose.''

Thursday, May 30, 2019

#TBT #Goals

This Summer I'm going to plant my first vegetable garden. I think I'll plant tomatoes, spinach and cabbage.  If you have any gardening tips, please let me know. I have a lot of bunnies around my house, so it's going to be quite a challenge. 😌

#TBT


Wen's name was a daily fixture in the tabloids; due to his incredible good looks and wealth, he was one of the most sought after bachelors living in Seoul. Although he frequented the club scene and was surrounded by women and hangers-on, Wen felt an unbearable sense of loneliness. He always wanted something more meaningful. Then, like a whirlwind, Jasmine came into his life.

#TBT


Monday, May 20, 2019

Musical inspiration...

  #Writing #lovestory

"And I'd give up forever to touch you
'Cause I know that you feel me somehow
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be
And I don't want to go home right now
And all I can taste is this moment
And all I can breathe is your life
And sooner or later it's over
I just don't wanna miss you tonight
And I don't want the world to see me
'Cause I don't think that they'd understand
When everything's meant to be broken
I just want you to know who I am"