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 a small business with my husband, raising teen boys, two shelter dogs – scratch that we now have four, 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 June 15th or this year, 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 July 31, 2015 :
I love how this book was written. I can somehow relate to the chaos in the house if there's a child but for us Moms out there - it's one happy chaos for us.
Thank you Ms. CJ for sharing us your stories.
(review of free book)
on Oct. 19, 2011 :
Cute book and well written.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)
on July 22, 2011 :
Loved it. Bit different from others. More for the mom reader.
(reviewed long after purchase)