Tuesday, July 7, 2015

It's been a while.....

Hello everyone!

First off, let me apologize for not posting any updates lately. My husband was deployed and is now home leaving me with a lot of free time! And you know what free time means... MORE WRITING TIME!!! I hope you're enjoying summer so far. It's been hot as hell here in NC but the pool helps keep things cool! My kids are having a blast and we are going to be going on our family vacation soon to Disney World!!

Just a couple things.... Thank you thank you thank you to everyone who help support the #twistedredemption campaign and I hope you love your shirts just as much as I do!

With the help of my new PA Tiffany, things have been much easier and she is a tremendous help!! I seriously could not have asked for a better PA. So thank you Tiffany for all the hard work you are doing! It is much appreciated!

I've updated my signings I'll be attending this year and next. I will continue to add to them as time goes on. But for now, the ones listed is where you will be able to find me.

Ava, Ava, Ava! I've gotten numerous messages telling me that people need Ava. Well no worries, she's coming! It's been so hard to have her story constantly speaking to me and have no time to write! Now that I have the time it's going to be hard to get her to shut up!! Killian has also been screaming for me to hear him but he will have to wait his turn! Ladies first!

My readers....You all are amazing! Ive have nothing but POSITIVE support and you don't know how much that impacts me! I love seeing people support one and other and not tearing others down! Keep up the positivity and keep smiling!!

Many of you know I lost one of my closet friends to suicide while my husband was gone. This was a total shock and no one saw it coming. I've known Scott for over 15 years and am blessed to have so many wonderful memories to remember him by. Scott was one of those people who you were just drawn to. If he was in the room, chances are you were somewhere near him with a big ass smile on your face. His positivity and the way he lived life, the love and compassion he had of nature, animals and people was just so contagious and it was impossible to be sad around him. This was the hardest thing i've ever had to deal with without my husband by my side. I would find myself just crying in the middle of the day and my kids just didn't understand. I had to fight to pull myself together during the day only to finally fall apart at night. It hasn't gotten any easier and I don't think it ever will. I just hope he is at peace now and is lighting up the heavens with his personality! Thank you to EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU who messaged me and kept checking in on me. Your kind words help brighten the darkness and I will never forget it. Losing a friend of 15 years really makes you hold your friends closer. Hug them, tell them you love them, and if you're not talking to them for some stupid petty reason, call them and tell them you love them! Don't hold grudges, forgive and move on. Because before you know it they could be gone in the blink of an eye. Ive mended broken fences and called the ones I love and missed and it's been the most beautiful thing that can come out of such a tragedy. Scott may be gone, but he managed to bring a couple special people back into my life. Okay i'm crying now so lets move on! Rest in peace boob! I will always love you and I will always miss you!

Last thing before I let you go.... I think we all know by now that my husband is in the Army. If you didn't know that now you do lol. He does deploy a lot and unfortunately, his deployment tempo will not slow down. With that said, my family will always come first. I've stated this before and i'm stating it again. I am a mother of two beautiful children and while my husband is gone, it's my responsibility to make sure my kids are getting the love and attention they need. So when my son asks me to put my laptop away and play with him guess what...it's going away. I refuse to ignore my children so I can write a book or read one. I'm not one of those moms who sticks their kid in front of a tv and just yes their kids to death. My parents have to have months with their dad gone, they don't deserve to have a half ass mom. I have and will continue to give my kids all my attention as they deserve it. I'm sorry if my hectic schedule affects when books are being put out but thats just how my life is. I have not received one nasty email about Ava's Revenge being pushed back and for that I am grateful. I've had nothing but support and positivity around it and I can't thank you all enough for that! Your positivity is what makes writing worth it in the end. So Thank you!

Until next time....

Jaime <3