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All The Pretty Things

When you wish you could take it back….

Have you ever shared something with someone and then later regretted it—wondering what he/she/they might do with that little piece of your heart you just gave away?!? I tend to err on the side of sharing and connection so sometimes I get a vulnerability hangover. Like exactly one year ago when my very broken story […] Read more…

Where your power lies…

I did everything I was supposed to do. Three years.  Three complete rewrites.  Countless sleepless nights.  Many editors. Finally, one hard truth given to the world as a gift—the spoils of my adventures into the far and dark country of my past. I wrote my story, I did the hard work of telling the world about […] Read more…

The Place That Helped Me Tell the Truth

The Winner of the giveaway is the 5th commenter, Heather!!!! If you’ll send me your email address, we can chat about claiming your winnings!!! Fifteen years ago, when my husband drove me over the Clinch mountains to see the property he wanted to buy where this cabin now sits, there were briars and thickets and wetlands […] Read more…

19 years ago today…

I remember it like it was yesterday. After a two hour drive, I walked into the house where Daddy was fighting for breath. The smell of death and cigarette smoke covered the house like a fog. Meandering my way through to the back room, I peeked through the door and saw his open mouth, drawn […] Read more…

All the Pretty Things, My Broken Hallelujah

I should probably be more happy or even more psychologically and emotionally stable right now.  But, alas, I’m more terrified than anything. I finally told my story. I wrote it in an actual book. It took three years and three complete rewrites. It’s finally coming out. I should be thrilled, that’s what they all say. […] Read more…