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I don’t trust a lot of people, or well, I don’t trust them with my safety or the safety of my children.

It’s not so much that I distrust them but that I trust they will be selfish, or self-absorbed, or just not caring much. That sounds really bad doesn’t it? Sorry, but I trust people’s actions not their words. I trust their deeds not their intentions.

Watching this video made me think of the few people I trust and know I can count on. The ones I support as much as they support me.

But it also made me think about how fearful I am. About how untrusting I am of people, of myself, of my strength, my ability to handle things. Because that’s what it comes down to isn’t it, not our fear that someone will hurt or betray us but that we won’t be able to handle what they do, that we won’t survive or recover.

So maybe if I could learn to trust myself, to trust my strength, intelligence, creativity, and value then I could be more trusting of others, of life, of opportunities, of adventures.

Are you a trusting person or do you hold yourself back too?

My Next Big Thing


Last month Marlene Dotterer tagged me and I got sick and forgot (bad Alica) then on Monday Bill Jones Jr. tagged me so here I am being interrogated um answering questions about my next big thing.

What is the working title of your book? Legacy of The Feathered Serpent

Where did the idea for the book come from?
Well, this is the second in my Phoenix Child series and my heroine is now traveling the world to save magical beings. I decided to start in Argentina and Peru.

What genre does your book fall under? Young Adult/ Urban Fantasy/ Coming of Age

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript? About 6 months.

What other books would you compare your story to within your genre?
I have no idea, is that bad? When I read other YA books I either think my book is better than this, or mine is as good, or I have no business even writing a grocery list, this book is amazing, this is art, I will never write words again! Anyone out there who’s read my book, who do I write like????

Who or What inspired you to write this book? The strength and intelligence of the kids in the group home I work at. My obsessive love of, other cultures, food, and Cirque Du Soleil. Add in my love of myths and legends and not being able to travel at this time.

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest? Um let’s see I have diverse characters, and as they travel my characters meet people from all over the world with unique backgrounds, lifestyles, religions, and beliefs. Also there are fun quotes at the beginning of ever chapter.

I found a few brave people willing to let me tag them 🙂 So go check out their blogs and find out what their Next Big Thing is! Fun fact- I know all these people in real life and they are willing to admit they know me! So you know they have to be fun 🙂

Tara Simone

Kris Tualla

Amanda Gorden

Amy Bright


Elaine Charton