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Gratitude and Positivity

 I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television.

This is my story.

Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls.

I spent long hours talking to people having really, really bad days. Perhaps the worst day of their life. I listened to the horrors of fights in the background, to mothers screaming because their child’s life was in danger, to fathers demanding someone come and fix their sick child, to people angry because the ambulance was taking too long.

I had to tell people the ambulance dispatched to them had been diverted to someone with a higher level emergency. I talked people out of pulling the trigger. I gave CPR instructions over the phone.

And then at the end of…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic, MYSTERY #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, MYSTERY

Interested in reading more? Click on the book covers below for information about the novel and the author.


Odd that I thrive on finding creative solutions to complicated rescue scenarios or diagnosing the mystery of someone’s medical issue, but the reality of your pregnancy is melting my brain.

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


I know I won’t be able to rest until this mystery . . .whatever is holding this ghost-child here, is solved.

Claire Gem


If all went well at tonight’s séance, the mystery man would be revealed.

Joanne Guidoccio


That’s when she decided to simply be herself, not some mysterious other person with an ancient heritage and a language she didn’t understand.

Kathryn Jane


It baffled him how with each visit he hoped she’d step into the now and accept the past. Optimism, it sprung eternal.

Marian Lanouette


“Who is in…

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What’s your 2019 word?

2019 … it’s a Word…

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by Kathryn Jane

New Year’s Resolutions? Nope, never been a thing for me.

But five or six years ago I stumbled upon the idea of having a word for the year–something to focus on–and I liked it.

Gratitude, Love, Kindness, Smile, and Joy were among my choices between then and now,  and I honestly don’t remember the order except that Joy was last year’s word.

2019 however, became a bit of a conundrum because I just wanted to rehash the old ideas I’d loved so much. They were easy to embrace, and they actually changed how I live my life. They are the backbone of who I am.

But I still needed a new word for this year.

I tossed around be as in, be strong, be real, be me, be bold…. And open, as in open-minded, open-hearted, open to new ideas, open to discussion…

They both seemed to…

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go go go STOP!

When life happens…

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by Kathryn Jane

Just when I thought I had everything under control…life happened.

I got so sick with the flu that I could barely speak or make the twenty-foot trek to the bathroom alone.

Did I mention I NEVER get sick? Yeah, well, I guess I can’t say that anymore. On day five, I managed a 3 minute shower, and a whole cup of soup (in two sittings).

Sucks.

But here’s the thing,

I was apparently on the list for wakeup calls. Running around as though I was invincible, taking on project after project, putting in eighteen hours at the computer, seven days a week. I thought I was in control… of everything!

Today when the haze of illness began to lift and I was simply sitting still, doing NOTHING, it became very clear. I had been spiraling out of control for several months.

I suppose it began to escalate…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic, VACATION #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, VACATION

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This wasn’t just a vacation to seek out the man I’d been intrigued by for the past year. No, I also had a deadline for my next book looming in the background.

S.A.Taylor
Follow Me (work in progress)


She looked across the store, wishing the rainbows were real, and she’d come to Woodstock on an extended vacation. But that wasn’t the case.

Marsha West


“Rafe emerged from Leavenworth as if it were a summer vacation. Because he certainly doesn’t act like a man who’s been imprisoned for years.”

 Sharon Wray


My six-one geek wearing rimless glasses, leaned against the railing, and stared into the sparkling blue waters of the high mountain lake. The feathered fowl paddled by.

Vicki Batman


Visitors could get a taste of…

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Sneak Off and Read: Lines with the topic, JUDGE #RSsos #RomSuspense

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#OneLineSunday by #RSsos Lines with the topic, JUDGE.

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“No.” Shaking her head vigorously, she crossed her arms firmly. “He has to earn the money. I’m adamant about this.”

Vicki Batman


Olga’s anger had burned. She’d acted like judge and jury without giving Maggie the benefit of a doubt. It hurt.

Jacquie Biggar


I can be myself here because nature never judges me. The purity of this place cleanses my soul and I can freely express my spirituality

Sam Bradley w/a McKenna Sinclair


He flashed me a shy smile as he lifted my hand and kissed it gallantly, and quick tears sprang to my eyes. How I’d misjudged this big, lovable oaf.

Claire Gem


But I had to be careful not to judge Cassandra. From what I had read this morning, she had built…

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Thank you Suzanne Brockmann…

Honest, genuine, real, and oh how I wish I had been there to hear these words delivered!!!

News from Suz Brockmann
http://www.SuzanneBrockmann.com
July 21, 2018, Denver, Colorado


There’s been a bit of buzz about my RWA LTA acceptance speech…

And I’d hoped the video would be up so you could watch it, but I think that takes a bit of time to do (and the gang over at RWA are a little busy with the rest of the giant conference), so I thought I’d zap you a quick e-newsletter with the contents of my speech… read more

https://tinyletter.com/SuzanneBrockmann/letters/that-rwa-lta-speech-news-from-suz