Aaliyah, my Daughter, my Motivation (Our Borrowed Angels)

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Note: #OurBorrowedAngels is a series I will continue on my blog through the end of October in recognition of Infant Loss Awareness. If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infancy, or an older child, I would love to share your story. Contact me if…

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Jacksen–My Shooting Star (OUR Borrowed Angels)

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Note: #OurBorrowedAngels is a series I will continue on my blog through the end of October in recognition of Infant Loss Awareness. If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infancy, or an older child, I would love to share your story. Contact me if…

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October Giveaway — Infant Loss Awareness 2017

Oct Infant Loss Giveaway 2017

  October is a time of recognition for a number of significant events and organizations, including Infant Loss Awareness, with October 15th specified as a day of remembrance. My son, Ty, would be eight years old next month if he didn’t die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome seven years ago.…

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Kendryek Norton (Our Borrowed Angels)

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Note: #OurBorrowedAngels is a series I will continue on my blog through the end of October in recognition of Infant Loss Awareness. If you have experienced the loss of a child, whether through miscarriage, stillbirth, infancy, or an older child, I would love to share your story. Contact me if…

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YOUR Story — (Our Borrowed Angels)

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As October’s Infant Loss Awareness approaches, (see current GIVEAWAY) I wanted to extend the offer again to share your story through a series called Our Borrowed Angels. If you have experienced a loss, whether through miscarriage, infant loss or that of an older child, I want to be a safe…

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Introducing CTP Pulse and this Stunning first Cover!

The Second Window, COVER

THE SECOND WINDOW by Erica Kiefer We’re pleased to share the very first cover reveal from Clean Teen Publishing’s new digital first imprint— CTP Pulse. We couldn’t have launched this new imprint with a better title. THE SECOND WINDOW by Erica Kiefer is a young adult mystery with romance, betrayal,…

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Meet OLIVIA and ANDRE

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THE SECOND WINDOW When your identity shatters with every unveiled secret, you might have stepped into The Second Window. Meet OLIVIA COLE, a senior at Westmont Academy whose private school, upscale life provides little to challenge her predictable life. Smart, sophisticated… and utterly bored with being seventeen, she sets her sights on…

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Validate Yourself and Stop Being Your Own Worst Critic

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We all love to watch an engaging race. Runners barrel down the track, each striving for the finish line; but imagine you notice someone lagging behind. Maybe they even trip, and their race that day is obviously lost. Most people would still offer encouragement instead of disparage the runner. Yet…

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To Give a Heart–thoughts on organ donation

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Every so often there are organ donor videos that circulate Facebook that really put me back in this place of deep reflection on my decision not to donate my son’s organs. It’s a place where I feel both regret and gratitude for my choice. After only minutes of holding my four-month-old’s body…

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Big News! “The Second Window” Arriving Soon

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Some of you know I submitted my latest manuscript to my publisher a few months ago. After receiving feedback and suggestions for change, I tackled my book again. Unsure if I was taking the re-write in the best direction, I almost gave up SO many times, even a week before…

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