My Journey from Discovery to Acceptance to Change
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August 31, 2020
Where Do Stories Come From?

My second book, Journey to Hope, recently hit the market. I’ve had many people ask me, “Where did you get the idea?” and “Is any of it true?” Where? Book one, Decide to Hope, came to me in a strange way. I had just returned home from a nine-week stint in a rehab facility after […]

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August 24, 2020
Giving Advice or Instruction

Recently I had a friend say to me, “You’re going to hate what I’ve done.” Would I? Should I? Do I have the right to hate any decision she made? Steph has a sixteen-year-old daughter who is behaving like many teenagers – rebellious one minute, gooey-goodness the next. Good decisions, bad decisions. She began to […]

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August 17, 2020
Writing a Book Parallels Human Experience: Learn From It

We all know good stories are good because they imitate life and allow us to live with a character who is larger than life. Nothing is better than hearing a character say what you wish you could say. Nothing is better than solving a crime with a conniving bastard of a detective. Nothing is better […]

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August 10, 2020
HE DIED BUT HE WILL NOT GO AWAY

My dad died last year. I miss him but he never really went away because I hear his voice – and not in a good way – all the damn time. Today, I was rewarded with a publisher expressing interest (and sending a contract) for my second novel, The Unexpected Gift. This publisher is also […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
    - J.C.
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