Every once in a while, I read a book and am whisked away by how good it is. Normally, a fiction author can transport me to another world, another place. But Neil Pasricha's new book, You Are Awesome: 9 Secrets to Getting Stronger and Living an Intentional Life, rises above other self-care books most helpfully.
Looking for a free sci-fi short story? Here’s my story Toynbee’s Gate. I hope you enjoy it!
I would not give up. I refused to allow Cardinal Giacomo to intimidate me with his piercing stare and deep, booming voice. To help me focus, I had declined a chair and knelt before the Cardinal’s desk on the marble floor, clenching my rosary beads in my folded hands. The metal crucifix, jabbed into my palm, heightened my discomfort, but I would not break. For my brother’s sake, I couldn’t.
The sensible thing to do would be to give up. Stop writing, realize that I've given it the good old college try and move on to something else.
I'd gain a lot of time back in my life, could focus on other priorities and that would be that.
But I won't. I really can't.
I just don't want to give up writing books.
Ever wonder how people deal with a broken heart? As an author of more than 11 books, I have written my share of heartache and loss. Come along and read a scene from my book Lost: Cinderella’s Secret Witch Diaries and I’ll walk you through the anatomy of the scene and the meaning behind it. The Cinderella we grew up with might be a happy ever after story, but my retelling of the Cinderella fairy tale is more complicated and darker than that…
I've been writing a long, long time and I wanted to share with you a free short story entitled "Such Sinners We Are." This little gem holds a special place in my heart. I grew up in the Catholic faith and this story is a complicated one as I wanted to explore what self-sacrifice and love is all about. I had a lot of fun writing this story and hope you enjoy it!
We took our daughter to see Captain Marvel and I went in with low expectations. I had heard positive reviews, but I didn't want to get my hopes up too high. And I wasn't quite sure what our 11-year-old would think. She's into the superhero films well enough, but I expect she's into them more because I am.