Review:: Rise by Cara Brookins

After escaping an abusive marriage, Cara Brookins had four children to provide for and no one to turn to but herself. In desperate need of a home but without the means to buy one, she did something incredible in Rise. Equipped only with YouTube instructional videos, a small bank loan, a mile-wide stubborn streak, Cara…

Snippet Saturday!

Those of you who follow me on Twitter will already know this, but I’m participating in NaNoWriMo for the first time in five years. I’m also rebelling because I literally write for a living and couldn’t do 50k on top of all that I do for the blog and for work. I’d never sleep or…

Rest in Peace, Pop

Yesterday, my family laid my grandfather to rest. He was 88 years old and a fantastic man. Pop was diagnosed with Parkinson’s a few years ago and with Alzheimer’s a few months ago. He finally passed away from a case of pneumonia, and while we will all miss him, we’re glad he isn’t suffering anymore.…