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I am an independently published author that finds scraps of time to write with intentions to escape the perils of a working life while owning and operating three small businesses with my husband, raising teen boys, sixteen paws (yes four shelter dogs) and a tank full of fish that keep multiplying on their own every time we look for baby fish – free fish anyone? For all of the chaos, testing of mental fortitude, strength and intuition I have endured, I have a lot to be thankful for.
Recent years have put my dedication to writing time on the back burner. There were a few major surgeries within my immediate household, to then have major changes in life in general. As of 2015, I lost my mother to the final battle of Ovarian Cancer. She was a strong independent woman that I loved deeply but often saw things quite a bit differently, yet only a mother knows, you love your child no matter what - and that love will always find a way.
Between our business, teens, my mother’s cancer battle and life, I have found a renewed sense of what makes me content when the tides are trying to drown me… and that is to be creative in any whimsical way that nudges me. I am back to writing full force when time allows, painting, gardening, taking pictures, knitting or my all-time favorite thing that helped me morn my loss, scrapbooking. All of these things are so very therapeutic and to be able to share with others, gives me joy.
I hope you like my books, not perfect as they could be; but life is not perfect and is meant to be enjoyed nonetheless. – CJ Hawk
on Jan. 27, 2016 :
Good read , with a women who's just had a hard start in life , who is doing her best to make it better .
Love the non judgemental feeling the author has written this book , you can't help but care for the heroine despite her poor choices .
The women's emotions are very relatable at some point of our lives .
(review of free book)
on Oct. 16, 2013 :
A good read.
(reviewed 4 months after purchase)
on Oct. 19, 2011 :
This was a fun book to read. Couldn't put it down.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
on May 22, 2011 :
I really like this author. My kind of reads. Suggested reads to my chick lit friends.
(reviewed 6 days after purchase)