About a Horse


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I always wanted a horse. I’ve wanted a wild horse, a Palomino horse, an Appaloosa horse, a racehorse, a pony horse and even a miniature horse. I would have settled for a rocking horse, a stuffed horse or even just a picture of a horse when I was a child, but even those small pleasures were prohibited. And so it was that when I was eight years old, I gave myself my own horse, my imaginary Heart Horse.

I’ve had this strong attraction to horses for as long as I can remember. Like a magnet, they have always pulled me in and held me close. They appear in my dreams and on blank pages in my sketchbook. They calm me when I’m disturbed and excite me when I’m bored. My nose longs to inhale their warmth and my fingers crave the feel of their soft wet nuzzle. My eyes are drawn into their own dark, all-knowing eyes and I immediately feel an inexplicable connection.

This must be what it feels like to be loved

  I think, whenever a horse looks into my eyes.



Love seeing the blank writing space before me!

 My fingers shake and my eyes are prednisone blurry.  Slowly, I’m resurfacing.  As most of you know, I’ve been hospitalized most of the last several months dealing with Mastocytosis reactions/complications which I will write about next.  Today, I’m just dipping my toes in to the cool word stream.

I want to relaunch, review, revive

 Finding Heart Horse

I also want to let you know that the second memoir,

 The Wall of Secrets

waits patiently in the wings to be born as my strength allows..

It’s good to be back

I’m home

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Finding Heart Horse …Cover Reveal Soon


Congratulations to the winners of the 2013 Hay House Insights Nonfiction Writing Contest. Each of our entries was carefully reviewed by a panel of judges who made difficult decisions in choosing the Grand Prize, First Place and Second Place winners.

Winners of the 2013 Hay House Insights Nonfiction Writing 

 I was going to reblog my book post from July but decided to just fill you in on whats been going on since then.  

The process of self publishing has been such a learning curve and also exhausting at the same time.  Trying to work it all in along with my mast cell disease has been a challenge but I’m almost there.

I don’t think I posted about the above contest.  I’m quite shy in the self promotion department and actually found it hard to believe myself, so I’m going to practice, right here, right now.  Scroll down the blog and click on “Like” for my writers page.  If you haven’t read the post “Finding Heart Horse-Memoir of Survival” have a read and it will give you an idea of what the story is about.

I’m going to reveal the cover on my writing page first so come on over and say hello and watch for the big reveal.  The galley text has had it’s final corrections and soon will be off to print.  Exciting!

Next in line is The Wall of Secrets a sequel to the first book.