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Shade Blackmore and her brother Flynn are Regulators for the Mage Guild, one of three magical guilds hidden in plain sight of our normal human world. A routine job goes awry and injures Flynn, leaving Shade a mystery to solve.
When Lynn Cross first heard her special needs son Ian talking to himself, she thought nothing of it. His autism had always made for imaginary worlds. But when he starts talking to an autistic girl who has been missing for eight days, things take a turn toward the extraordinary.
The Child You Expect
This story is for parents, family, and/or caregivers of children with special needs. The main thrust of the story is the grieving process a parent goes through of the "normal" child they expected, and the eventual process of acceptance of the child they have.
I include personal insight into the various stages of grief, obstacles that will be faced, along with words of encouragement and hope for the future. It isn't a one-time process, but a life-long challenge that needs to be overcome again and again. Many parents of special needs children feel alone and afraid of the future. My story shows that their feelings are normal and that they are not alone. The future is bright, albeit adjusted with circumstances, but bright just the same.
Kindle Edition: The Child You Expect
Short Stories Available
With Love, Pandora
Kindle Edition: With Love, Pandora
"oh that is SOOO lovely. I actually cried. You definitely did the myth justice with this one. Nicely written from start to finish."
"*clapping at my computer screen* ... I loved this story. I love how you weaved the myth into modern time with the strength of one woman - this is amazing. Again, great detail... Loved it - excellent!"
"I am ready for this author to write the book! I enjoyed this twist on the myth of Pandora's Box and look forward to reading more from this author. I like when there is a modern twist to myths or histories that we have believed for so long and this story delivered. I thought the story was well written."
Kindle Edition: Breaking News
"This is an excellent story...was riveted from beginning to end. You managed to convey the horror of the abuse nicely without giving us all the gory details. Sometimes things are best left to the imagination."
"oh - that one was seriously visceral...I almost put my hand up to the screen to stop it..so engrossed I was in the tension, the plot and the action you conveyed. It seemed altogether too real. This one reads professionally. Tightly and tensely written....awesome descriptions, and my heart was in my mouth....and then the ending. sheesh."
Through The Links
Short Story about dog adoption from the dog's point of view.
Preview/Purchase: Through The LInks
"This is such a neat story - I really felt like that might have been what a dog would have been thinking in that situation. I could visualize the whole thing from the wag to the half wag and the part where he was smiling at the boy but still looking at the woman - so right on target. Thanks for the good story and the sweet perspective!"
"You need to get with an artist, illustrate your story and write a childrens book...this is really good. It reminds me of when I got my dog from the pound. She still hasn't stopped wagging. Good story."