Review for “Never Forget” by Melanie A. Smith

About "Never Forget (The Safeguarded Heart Book Three)" by Melanie A. Smith Just when Serafina Evans seems to have figured out how to make the relationships in her life work, the loose ends she knew might come back to haunt her threaten to unravel it all. But if she’s learned anything from her hardships, it’s … Continue reading Review for “Never Forget” by Melanie A. Smith

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Write About It Wednesday: Fundraisers

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=aV7Ag_TFlCc On Saturday my family and I will be attending the Boots & Buckles Benefit which is a fundraiser for a local organization called Refuge Services. Refuge Services is a non-profit organization that was established in Lubbock in September of 1999. Refuge Services aims to enhance the functioning of individuals, families, and groups. This … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Fundraisers

The R Word and other things mama warned me about. . .

The Big Bad Mama Wolf

It is Women’s History Month and I am a survivor of sexual assault. I don’t feel like my silence is benefiting anyone anymore.

I recently wrote about my experience for a friend’s #MeToo book, so I will not rehash the details here.

I am not writing this to point fingers, to assign blame, get attention or take advantage of the movement.

I am writing this for me.

I am writing this for my daughter.

I am writing this for the men and women around the world who are silenced in their fear, their shame and their guilt.

It happened almost 4 years ago. I was about to turn 30. I thought I had made it into the clear. I thought I was safe. My mom had used the R word to deter me from behaviors as a teen. Don’t drink, you’ll get raped. Don’t sneak out at night, you’ll get…

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Write About It Wednesday: Santa’s Workshop

write about it wednesday santa's workshop writing prompts

Happy Write About It Wednesday, Writers! December is here, and the holidays are upon us! Happy Hanukkah to those of you who are celebrating! This time of the year has me thinking about Santa Claus obviously and gift giving. While presents are not the most important part of the holidays they are certainly a fun … Continue reading Write About It Wednesday: Santa’s Workshop