Joel Bennett has always known Serena Hayes as his sister’s gregarious best friend. In the three years since Lacey began college, Serena became a regular houseguest, but lately, she’s absent more than not. When Joel discovers she’s in an abusive relationship, protectiveness from within roars to life.
Twelve-year-old Carabelle can’t wait to spend the summer with her best friend, Gracie, swimming all day and watching movies all night. While Carabelle’s single mom works, the pair of BFFs dive into their adventures. But when a tragic accident tears Carabelle from her home and everyone she loves, she no longer knows where she belongs. [...]
Writers fascinate me. Not so much the ‘who’ but the ‘how.’ I took for granted that the recipes we all use to blend a series of errant thoughts into something yummy for the palate couldn’t be all that dissimilar. After all, a story is always our end result. Each might taste a little different but the mechanics are the same, right? Wrong.
Photo by Kat Jayne on Pexels.com The love between siblings is fierce. The love between a brother and sister even more so. I have seen it from my own brother’s unwavering support and love toward me. I have seen the fierce protectiveness my husband displays toward his younger sister. I was lucky enough to have [...]
Photo by Giftpundits.com on Pexels.com When Anaiah Press asked for a volunteer to write a Mother’s Day post, this was my immediate response. “I’d be honored. Considering my recent memoir about Mom, it’s a natural.” What I didn’t take into consideration was the enormous amount of material I had already written about her and how [...]