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My husband died on our wedding day. Fell off a cliff while my best friend Luke watched. I plummeted into a world of nightmares, a hurricane of my in-laws’ demands for his grandmother’s ring and other things that didn’t belong to them. A deep and murky pool threatened to drown me in memories of my mother, who died when I was a teenager. Since then my sister Phoebe had mothered me, and her continued control of my life drove a wedge between us. My still-grieving father dissipated even further into the background. And Luke, who had always been my rock, vanished in his own pain.
I knew I had to break the surface. I knew I had to learn to open myself to possibility. To sift through the dreams I had bottled up long before I met Andrew. There was a facet of myself that craved a more meaningful life, but it meant leaving the people I loved. Could I ride the tide of grief and rediscover the paths before me? Would I ever be my own person? Or would I simply stop swimming and sink?
The human race is on the verge of disappearing from the evolutionary cycle.
Our species has stagnated, surpassed by bacteria, animals, and even plants. When the World Health Organization is reorganized and tasked with designing better humans to prevent extinction, the Modified Project is born.
Every summer, Selah leaves her mother behind in their perilous life of exposure to the elements and joins the other genetically modified children aboard a hovership in the desert. There a group of scientists monitor them in isolation as they train their bodies and attempt to kickstart evolution.
Selah is one of the new world children, built to excel at evolving. Her body relishes the challenge of training, and she exceeds expectations on all testing, but at every turn she feels alienated from her peers, her family, and the world. The genetic mutations set her apart, and she worries she is less her parents’ child and more a science experiment.
When Selah’s father, the top scientist on the program, suddenly disappears from the hovercraft after a heated discussion with the head of the WHO, Selah makes it her priority to find and rescue him. She discovers a trail of notes her father left behind, leading to a secret that could bring the system to its knees. But as she works to unravel the mystery, only one thing seems clear.
Selah herself is at the heart of it all.
Elias is a changeling, a man without hormones, emotionless.
Emotional Modification Therapy has made logic and reason powerful, but new information questions the validity of the process. Elias has no desires. It wouldn’t be natural. Until a woman, Aloisa, walks into his lab at the hospital and unfamiliar cravings overpower him.
Aloisa’s husband, Jordan, is convinced that the monetary reward for becoming a changeling will be enough for Aloisa to live lavishly. Against her wishes, he leaves. She knows why; she refuses to let him disappear. She would much prefer love to money.
In pursuit of Jordan and freedom, Aloisa and Elias are both on the run from the government. Their paths intersect, and their true connection becomes clear; Elias’s emotions return with a vengeance. But will they be allowed to survive after all they’ve been through?
Piper is a control freak, plagued by a terrible form of magic.
If she doesn’t maintain her vigilance, those she cares for find tragedy. Any moment of contentment, any
semblance of happiness, and Piper watches her world spiral out of control.
As a child she was diagnosed with a chronic disease, only creating more reasons to manage every aspect of
life. So when she starts to fall for Trey, the local barman and history buff, she has to make some decisions before her curse takes effect. It may already be too late. Either way, it will end in her having to let go.
Motherhood is an impossible balancing act between love and fear.
Giving Birth to Motherhood will heal your birth story through writing. A mixture of essays and writing prompts break the process down into baby steps and address concerns from different perspectives. This all culminates in catharsis: finding relief from strong emotions. You will create a birth story you can be proud of, or one that you can burn in a fire and never think of again. The point is, it will be out of your head and down on paper where you can begin to move on.
Your motherhood journey deserves a good foundation. Let’s start the healing you need to build upon.