Kendryek Norton (Our Borrowed Angels)

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)

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 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

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

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

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

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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“It Ends With Us” Book Review (New Favorite!)

You know those books where you have to stop part way through, just to tap the person next to you and make them care about what you’re reading?? Like you physically can’t help but verbalize the thoughts and emotions circulating your brain because all the layers throughout the storyline suddenly…

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A Story Unseen

When it comes to books or movies, we are not always fully invested in the life of an “extra”. As long as the main character survives, or falls in love, or rises to the occasion, we can overlook the detriment to the side-kicks. Yesterday I explored what that might feel…

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Seven Years Giveaway for Borrowed Angel

March 10th marked seven years since my son, Ty, died from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). For the next two weeks, my social media posts will focus on offering support during challenging times and I’d love to hear from YOU! From now through next Friday, March 31st, you have the…

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