A SERIES OF INSPRIRED FOLLIES

Reseda, California 1971 I’m not wearing shoes, and the soles of my feet burn on the macadam, so I skip and hop up to the pale cement of the sidewalk, where it’s cooler. This causes me to fall behind my father, and I have to jog to catch up. I check his face; he hasn’tContinue reading “A SERIES OF INSPRIRED FOLLIES”

Quiet Gifts

Our world is fast and loud.  Seems like all the time accelerating and everyone vying for a spot where we can be seen or at least noticed in the midst of all the chaos. Our children are growing up with a terrible sense of urgency as if everything they do had to happen yesterday inContinue reading “Quiet Gifts”

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Good Enough: Why Not Quite is Just Right (for Parents)

I met Judith when her son, Adam, was about 12 years old and was first diagnosed with a psychotic disorder. He had been very hard to deal with for some time but she and her husband had found it difficult to acknowledge there was something medically wrong with him. They had spent many years tryingContinue reading “Good Enough: Why Not Quite is Just Right (for Parents)”

Is the Glass Half Full? How your outlook impacts your kids.

An Australian study supports the hypothesis that an optimistic outlook is protective against the development of depression and other disorders in teenagers. An optimist was defined as : An optimist generally asserts that the good things happening to me will continue to happen in the future and they are of my doing; bad things canContinue reading “Is the Glass Half Full? How your outlook impacts your kids.”

The Energy Ball: What not to do when your kid drops the ball.

Imagine you are watching your adolescent play a game of basketball. Only it’s not any game of basketball. This game is special. Your child is the only one on the court. You are the only one watching but, for whatever reason, this game is really important. The outcome will have an impact on your child’sContinue reading “The Energy Ball: What not to do when your kid drops the ball.”

FABULOUS BEASTS:A Love Story

Coming Soon…A New Novel by WA Schwartz LONDON 10 February 1963 She stands shivering on the steps outside the flat. It takes a minute for her mind to adjust to the idea he’s physically here. She hadn’t asked him to come, had she? She can’t remember now. Maybe one of the calls went through. AContinue reading “FABULOUS BEASTS:A Love Story”

Apples, Apples, Apples-A Review of Liane Moriarty’s Latest Book

Ok, so this book (“Apples Never Fall”, Henry Holt and Co.) did get a little weird in spots. The plot sort of meandered and went on a bit long and I lost the point a few times but still…I just love Moriarty. Even though she’s known for writing these twisty fun mystery stories with allContinue reading “Apples, Apples, Apples-A Review of Liane Moriarty’s Latest Book”

EDEN: A Novel at Special Price Limited Time

Get a copy of my novel EDEN, Kindle Version, at reduced price for a limited time prior to the release of my next book! Check it out at Amazon now! It’s also available to read free on Kindle Unlimited for another ten days.

THE WEIGHT OF WATER Coming Soon!

Available at special Pre-Order Price on Amazon Now! Check it out. Pre-Order Available Now. WHAT WOULD IT TAKE FOR YOU TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING? Rachel and Talia Fontenot are sisters born into brutal, rural poverty in southeastern Louisiana in the 1960s. Raised by relatives, they become fiercely devoted to one another until tragic circumstances intervene. TheyContinue reading “THE WEIGHT OF WATER Coming Soon!”

The Weight of Water Available for Pre-Order Now

Ok so it’s here. Almost. Available for pre-order at Amazon now! Arrives February 14, 2021. Yeah, sorry. Pre-order not actual order. But worth the wait. Seriously. It’s a book overflowing with all kinds of trashy sex and gnarly car chases and steroid inflated guys with big guns and small….ok not really. It’s about Louisiana andContinue reading “The Weight of Water Available for Pre-Order Now”