How do you get the idea for your book Our Rainbow Baby?
I remembered how different it was back then compared to the support women have now. I felt the story was worth sharing, so it will encourage others.
This story tells of my 12-year journey with infertility, and my faith and hope that God will bless me with a child. It was during the 80s when we did not have the reproductive specialists we have now. Adding to this was the fact that I was in my 30s, and care for pregnant women in their late 30s was very new.
Read how my hope shattered when I suffered a miscarriage and the embarrassment I felt when the doctor treated my loss like it was just another day’s event. My loss happened at the very point when we should have received blessed news confirming my pregnancy and the fact that I was six weeks along.
I let go of my dream and accepted my fate. But that is not the end of my story.
What is your favorite line from your book question?
I accepted my fate. I changed my prayer from the Hannah prayer because she did not have any children. God blessed me with at least one. I thanked God for the blessing He sent me and prayed for those who were struggling to conceive their first child, like Hannah. I looked at my initial prayers and associated myself with Hannah as a little selfish. I changed my focus and expressed gratitude for what I already had, and not what I did not. Practicing gratefulness helped me move past the grief, and in its place, I felt peace and joy. Changing my stinking thinking helped me move from the gloomy place I was in, to a place where I felt less burdened.
Which of your characters do you believe are most like you and why question?
This was based on my life, but my eldest daughter was my favorite. Especially when she had to provide me with instructions on getting a pregnancy test.
What message do you hope readers will take away from your book?
I hope the book is relatable to those going through something similar. I hope the reader will take away hope and encouragement from the story.
How did you get published?
I established my LLC to publish my books.
What have been your greatest literary accomplishments?
I felt the most accomplished after winning six awards; three for my book and 3 for my granddaughter’s book.
Do you have any new books in the works?
Yes, The CATCH No One Wants, releases 4/22/22