Forget Ordinary,

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Published Anthologies,

 

Plans are made, dreams are dreamt... then life tosses us a wild card...

Suddenly, we find ourselves venturing a new and mysterious path. What do we do when life takes an unexpected turn?

 

Discover inspiration through my true stories of hardship, and triumph; alongside numerous co-authors who seek to offer a beacon of hope.

 

Introducing, my co-authored works...

We think we understand          ...

THE MISSING PIECE: A TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY - Compiled by Kate Gardner

International Best Seller in 6 categories, #1 Best Seller in 2:

 

A devastating car accident changed my life forever. What I didn’t understand then, was that this seeming tragedy was a gift, a transforming process that reconnected me to my true self and ultimately led to my greatest happiness. I share my story and how I found my way through the darkness, in this book, THE MISSING PIECE: A TRANSFORMATIONAL JOURNEY, an anthology written by 27 brave women who have found their way to peace despite their life-altering experiences.

 

My Chapter: LOSING SUPERWOMAN – THE POWER OF SELF:

 

“My telephone rang. I shrugged off lazy-morning air and answered.

“This is the hospital,” a nurse explained. “Your husband has been in an accident. I’m sorry. We don’t expect him to live.” I staggered, breath dangling on fate’s doorstep.

 

Amid daylight’s wakening peace, the sirens weaved their haunting cry up the mountain. Their eerie wail slithered around my house, crept in through daybreak’s window, jarring me, as if they knew me intimately.”

. . .

THE MISSING PIECE IN BUSINESS - Compiled by Kate Gardner

International Best Seller in 2 categories, #9 in Women and Business:

 

Twenty-six inspiring women entrepreneurs from around the world come together to share their wisdom in how to run a successful business.

 

My Chapter: THE ECONOMICS OF HAPPY:

 

“Never underestimate the power of happy.... Think like your customer. Act like your customer. Be your customer… Give your customers happy, and they will give you happy back. People respond to happy. They seek it out. They bask in it. Our business is customer happiness.

 

Customer happiness drives the success of any business. It creates demand. It leads to the conception and expansion of all successful products and services. It is the big why behind determining our target market, why they’ll want our products/services, how we can deliver what they want and more. We’re not selling products or services. We’re selling happy.”

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THE MISSING PIECE - A LIFE TRANSFORMED - Compiled by Kate Gardner

International Best Seller:

 

Twenty-one stories of courage and heart written by everyday people who have gone through life-altering experiences, yet found their way to greater happiness and personal empowerment.

 

My Chapter: ONE MORE BABY PLEASE:

 

“I remember her first word. Mama. Not the way I imagined though. I’d pictured dimpled smiles and squealed hugs. Hers was the voice of distress, a wail of infected panic haunting the sterile halls of the hospital I’d been rushed to. Her once little-girl giggles discarded at fear’s entranceway. I breathed in her panicked terror. My first child, one-and-a-half years old, a girl; she was my heart and soul.

 

Hands lifted me onto a wheeled stretcher. A team of medical staff surrounded me, as nurses struggled to insert an intravenous needle into my left arm. My veins so shriveled, they were near impossible to find. One of the nurses gently removed my daughter from my arms.

 

“Maa-Maaaaa!” she screamed, a shattering stab to my heart.”

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INCH BY INCH - GROWING IN LIFE - Compiled by Aime Hutton

International Best Seller in 4 categories:

 

Thirty inspiring stories for families and caregivers who are supporting children through adversity.

 

My Chapter: FINDING GRATITUDE THROUGH TRAUMA:

 

“I sat in the Intensive Care Unit, arguing with truth’s reality. Hushed whispers. Distressed moans. Anguished cries. The steady whine of life support. All pierced through antiseptic walls, attacking my outer calm, depleting me of hope.

 

My daughters. Angelic. Innocent. Aged two and four. What would the impact be on them? My heart crumpled, the agonizing wrench of a mother’s dream vanished in the debris of a morning car accident.”

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MANIFESTING IN HIGH HEELS - Compiled by Christine Marmoy

International Best Seller in 5 categories, #1 Hot New Release in Women & Business, #1 Hot New Release in Happiness, #3 in Business & Money, #5 in Success, #7 in Health, Fitness and Dieting:

 

Twenty-nine true stories about manifesting our deepest heart’s desires, those dreams that inspire us to reach beyond impossible and make them reality. 

 

My Chapter: A MOTHER’S QUEST: CHOOSING TO BELIEVE BEYOND IMPOSSIBLE:

 

“Raindrops drum against my bedroom window, moving to the beat of their own rhythm in space and time. Striking the glass at diverse intervals, seemingly infinite, incalculable by time. This is the pulse of my daughter’s mind, the way it is wired, the vibration to which she responds. Absorbing stimuli from sights, sounds, thoughts, and feelings at heightened speeds from everything and everyone around her. This is her life… living with autism.”

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“Your chapter definitely brought tears to my eyes. So well written and powerful. I can’t even imagine. The points at the end of your chapter really hit home with me. 

Going to keep them close and re-read them often.” - Sherry Imbery LeMay for "Losing Superwoman - the Power of Self

“Lovely imagery. Writing that often sings with rhythm.”

- Anoymous

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