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A true friend.

Last week we held the Nick book launch party in Duvall.  We felt great excitement as we prepared to gather with our friends to recognize that my newest book, “Our Time To Dance,” was now available for purchase.  We arrived at the venue about 45 minutes before the start time to ready the room.  Nick

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Still Dancing.

Nick loves music and he loves to dance.  On Friday we were at a surprise ceili celebrating my 60th birthday.  My 87 year old relation, Moira “Saddler” Doherty played the piano while we all sang and danced. Just watching Nick brought joy to the rest of us.  His feet and hands keeping time.  The smile

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I am in awe.

I am in awe whenever I witness the kind generosity and love others show to our Nick. It is pretty well know that Nick loves airplanes.  He takes the toys with him where ever we go.  Some places they have to stay in the car while he goes inside, such as at church or restaurants.

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Expect the unexpected.

This week has been more hectic than usual for us.  Nick was sick, which is stressful, and we were trying to finish all the things on our lists before we left for Ireland.  Throw in some birthday celebrations and friends visiting.  It was a full week. Thursday we packed.  Nick calls it “final packing day.”

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Make a list!

Years ago a very wise woman taught us that Nick was experiencing anxiety.  We had no idea.  For a short period of time, Dr. Susan Alling was a part-time caregiver for Nick.  She taught us to recognize when increased anxiety was the underlying cause of his acting out behavior.  In addition, she showed us techniques to use

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Lookin’ good.

Everyone needs to receive compliments, sincere compliments.  In fact, Nick will often help us remember to compliment him.  He will say, “I good, I got a hair cut.  You see it.”  or “you like my shirt, I handsome.”  And then he smiles that big Nick smile when we agree with him.  Sincere compliments can assist

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Lasting Love.

Nick has an amazing memory regarding people that he loves.  For example, Shaunda Johnson-Taylor is a special friend of Nick’s.  In high school, she and our daughter Karen were friends and Shaunda became another one of our kids.  She always knew that she could come to our house and be loved.  That was many years ago and

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True Love.

I love the movie “The Princess Bride.”  The dialog is incredible and there are many memorable quotes.  One of my favorites is when Wesley declares to Buttercup, “This is true love, you think this happens every day?” The definition of true love has been at the heart of lyrics and literature since time immemorial. Nick and

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What I say?

We love to laugh.  Arden is a great one for coming up with puns or changing the words to popular songs which makes us all either laugh or groan. Everyone in our family thinks that they are a comedian, even Nick.  It took Nick a while to gain the language skills to be able to share

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“I am walking now.”

We got some great news today.  After reviewing new x-rays, the doctor said that Nick’s ankle is healed up and he can retire his walking air cast.  I thought that Nick would show more excitement when he heard the news.  I think that the doctor wondered if Nick understood what was happening.  We took the

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Announcing that I have finished a book with the working title of “The Fairy Fort.” I am currently pitching it to publishers. Keep checking back to watch the progress of my newest novel.

Here is a quick glimpse of the story.

Sarah Doherty is an 18-year-old living in rural Ireland at the tail end of the Great War. Plagued by severe epilepsy, she is protected by her parents and lives a sheltered, secluded, lonely life. The Fae, local Irish fairies, interfere with her life. She falls forward a century in time through the local fairy fort of standing stones. She had a seizure in 1918 and woke up in 2020. The 21st century world includes life-saving prescriptions, physical comforts and the independence and freedom she seeks. The locals are welcoming and Andy Mclaughlin, a handsome young historian, is intriguing. She doesn’t want to return home.

Then a letter arrives from Boston divulging the story of Sarah and Andy’s lives that are deeply entwined in the previous century. They are not yet in love but as they seek to verify the letter through online resources, they feel a growing obligation to their unborn family and to each other. What would happen to their posterity living in Boston if they don’t return to 1918? Even if they do make it back, her parents can never know what happened to her or that would change everything.

This Young Adult time-travel romance explores the question: Do we have the freedom to make choices or is free will an elaborate illusion?

This is my third book. I love reading time travel romances. I am an advocate for epilepsy awareness because my 43-year-old son has intractable epilepsy. As a genealogist specializing in Irish research, I live part of the year in the village where the story is based. I wrote the book to help young adults understand that difficult situations can change your life. Sometimes miraculously.