These novels will shine a light on self empowerment, choices,
and the potential to change your life.
Every reader will arrive at their own destination as insights
become a self help guide.
5-Star Review and finalist in Readers Favorite Awards - Women's Fiction
"Volumes and volumes of therapy books lay dead at the feet of Chapter 20." Chevy Kneisley
Not knowing the secrets held in the deep corners of her mind, Abby Carter creates normal out of chaos. She doesn't understand childhood sexual abuse is driving her choices, but she will take you to the joy and nostalgia of growing up in the 1950's and 1960's.
"This is a great book, it narrates the story of abuse very gently and takes you to a place of enriched spirituality. Thank you so much for contributing with this amazing book to our survivors and allies in the community!" Rossi Polanco, Outreach and Program Coordinator, Survivors Healing Center
Abby will grab your heart and turn your world upside down as you witness innocence celebrated and violated.
"This story is as intense as a Fellini film and as sweet as a Norman Rockwell painting." David Curtis
This novel honors courage and the beauty of resilient personal spirit.
"I was so touched by your spirit - your love, openness… Dr. Laura Noblejas
Some books not only expand your world, they change your life.
"I will recommend your book to therapists who have not been abused and don't have any way to know what this experience is really like. You have done a tremendous job and I think have made a tremendous contribution to childhood trauma literature." Ann Veilleux LCSW
Reviewed by Anne B. for Readers Favorite
Paddington Cover Series
"When I read this book, I felt like I was wrapping myself in a nice, warm, fuzzy blanket... and then I realized the blanket was me. Old Maggie reminds me of qualities that I had forgotten to appreciate in myself." BeverLi from Spirals
Lyrical and nostalgic, Old Maggie's Spirit Whispers gives you the connections to ignite your own potential, empowerment, and self awareness.
"A beautiful and inspiring tale about a woman's journey into the discovery of her own inner guidance system" Emily Maroutian
It's like riding your bike on a sweet summer day, exploring all the familiar places and finding the courage to make new choices.
"Old Maggie's Spirit Whispers took me into a whole new world. It’s changing who I am. It’s taken me to a calm place." Pamela Stoyka Bishop of WebTech Therapy
There is nothing common about the friendship between a muse as ageless and solitary as the oak trees in Paddington Cove and a proper, young lady of Jane Austen's England.
"This book is so beautiful! Everything about it is creative, insightful, whimsical, and spirit-honoring." Magggie Dover
Old Maggie is guided by serendipity, intuition, and coincidence. Lydia has only known the dictates of family and social expectations.
"This novel has a magical way of allowing the reader to observe his or her own life. It's a self help guide within a story." Linda McClellan, Editor of Spirit Unbroken: Abby's Story
Together they find their way to unexpected empowerment and treasures that celebrate their spirits.
"Each chapter takes you to another completely, delightful turn of events" Jason Varley, author of The Hairy Fairy Story
You already have your answers. With 55 spirit whispers, this tale reminds you to listen.
"Thank you so much for your words and story. They have given a new life to my own spirit!" Sandra Glaze
Elizabeth dreamed of slipping away for a short retreat so she could get to know who she was beyond her routines, relationships, and responsibilities.
"Answers appear in all shapes and forms, commingled and introduced by the singular resident characters of Paddington Cove. This is a very fun, sweet story." James Dennis
Then she dared to do it.
She couldn't know her desire for solitude would be cracked open by a mysterious muse, two young lads, and a most unusual friend.
"I was enchanted." Chevy Kneisely
In a journey of the unexpected, this unlikely heroine is reunited with her intuition. The end becomes the beginning. Courage takes her to self awareness.
"It's made me laugh out loud and brought tears to my eyes just as quickly. The grace and wisdom are wonderful." Roberta Giffin
A heartfelt adventure and delightful self help guide, this novel opens the door for every reader to embrace their own personal empowerment, potential, and choices.
"I cried. I laughed. I was there." Linda McClellan
It took great courage to leave what little security she knew, but Harrietta soon learns it takes even greater daring to trust those who would care about her choices and potential.
"The characters are wonderful, warm, and oh-so-inviting." Carol Holcomb
Lady Blackstone's handsome and gentle son would have it no other way. His intuition opens the door to Harrietta's self empowerment.
"I love this book. The characters are real, the time period comes alive, the sexual tension is delicious." Duchess
A gentle romance floating on the surface of the very modern issues of childhood sexual abuse.
"I wasn't able to put it down... what a story... what characters." De Hoffman
"What a gift! I love the way you set it up. It is no nurturing, safe, and clear." BeverLi
Messages from you expand my chest, make me sigh and smile, and help me feel grounded." Kathy LaBerge
"Oh how I love the guide you created. It is so soothing, so gentle... how I wish it had been by my side when I took this journey. It explains so beautifully." Chevy Kneisley
31 Empowering, Gentle Choices for Change
15 Black-Ink-Insights Healing Images
"This book is a gift. Every chapter contains possibilities for joyous change. It answered questions I had been researching for years. It set down actions steps I could chose to take. It pointed out common behaviors of adult survivors. Most of all, this book gives hope, courage, clarity, and connections." Chevy Kneisley
"I want to tell you how much I appreciated your writings. So often I just can't find the words to explain how I'm feeling or what I went through." KS
"Thanks for the insightful & powerful sharing... keep up the good works & good words!!!" Surviving Spirit
"Beautiful sentiment beautifully stated." Healing Wounds
"You are so good at putting your healing journey into words so that others don't feel alone in their healing. Keep writing!" Misa Garavaglia
Personal Development Insights
"I feel your hand on my shoulder as I travel the forks of my path!" Marlene Sanchez
"Just sayin... I love who you are. You support me and lift me up... and encourage me... and strengthen me." Faith Moss
"Sometimes I want tocurl up in the pages of your journals and close the covers on myself." S Glassman
"You have such a powerful voice, full of grace, dignity, warmth and understanding." Dr. Bob
You'll find these topics in my books:
Women and Empowerment - the kind that celebrates our spirit.
Life Purpose - embracing and sharing the best of ourselves.
Being Happy - the courage to honor our personal spirit.
Change Your Life - the ultimate power.
Personal Development - our stunning inner wisdom.
Self Improvement - the most daring journey.
Self Awareness - our inner compass.
Childhood Sexual Abuse - there are 40 million of us.
Survivors of Abuse - choices are our strongest ally.
Effects of Chld Abuse - our experience continues to drive our choices.
Abuse Recovery - embracing our truth can heal us.
Abuse Survivors - our personal spirit is strong.
Healing Abuse - information is power.