Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Catching Up

Dear Friends 💕

It has been a most intense several months for me. Perhaps you might be feeling the same way--whether you are in the U.S. or not--you may be thinking our election season has brought with it concern for what's to come. There is a foreboding as this year comes to an end. My comfort zone with our current President is about to end, and I feel a new anxiety; a sense of dread. I am working on these negative feelings and easing myself out of them to a place of renewed creativity.  I hope you'll find a way to work through your fears, too, if you have any. I would love to hear your thoughts, and how you plan to, or have been getting through these uncertain times.


On a bright note, a new personal essay of mine 
was published in WildflowerMuse , a fine creative e-magon Nov. 4th. It's a sweet story from my hippie days, and I hope you like it! 🍓

Fragaria vesca - Wild Strawberries

It's the 2nd non-fiction/memoir piece I've been thrilled to have published in WildflowerMuse.
The first was published April 1st, 2016

Nana under Trellis

Me, the Garden Shadow


I'm also pleased to tell you that I have self-published the story of the brain trauma I suffered at age 57. It's a personal essay; a short book on both Kindle and in print. If you are also a survivor, or have a family member who has had a stroke, or is a caretaker, it might help you. Please pick it up, and let me know what you think here and on an Amazon review.  Thank you! 

                Stroke Story: My Journey There and Back

Please come visit me again soon! Happy and productive days ahead!  Mel 💖

And please visit me on Facebook at Coconut Bay Lane, A Writer's Haven