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MEET THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT…

Hi again!

Well, it’s still cold out there and I am wearing two coats in the house. Crazy huh? But that is farm living in an old Victorian home!  I love it here though and wouldn’t have it any other way! 🙂

I wanted to introduce you to the inspiration behind my new book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT, my mother Victoria.

This book was written after I lost my mom to cancer in 2006. It is a tribute to her and is very dear to my heart.

I hope those of you who knew her and those who have only heard me speak of her, will enjoy reading this book.

Her favorite saying was, “The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work”…I got a lot of comfort from Ma’s advice over the years and I hope you find comfort here as well. 🙂

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

A dying mother’s advice for the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind. When the author lost her mother in 2006, she could have been a better daughter. She tried to be the daughter that her mother wanted and needed at this time of sorrow but she didn’t know how to be that person.
 
In a collection of short pieces of advice, the author has put together words of comfort and wisdom that her Cherokee mother gave her over the years.
 
She never knew at the time, that this advice would help her as she took care of a dying parent. It also served as a catalyst to help her regain her footing after a series of tragedies following her mother’s death, left her in a crippling, suicidal depression for three years.
 
A story of hope, inspiration and how a briar of a child became the flower that her mother always dreamed of…but died before she got a chance to see her bloom.

Now available in eBook on Amazon.com for only $1.99! http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Wont-Wait-ebook/dp/B006ZE6JIC/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326985856&sr=1-6

If you don’t have a Kindle that’s okay! You can go to my author profile and download it right onto your computer for the same price!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/124487

Don’t forget my other books too, they might get lonely! My vampire novel, PUNCTURE is still only $2.99 and my other horror novels, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, BENEATH THE BATTLEFIELD and KING OF SHADOWS can be purchased for only .99 cents each. Wow! What a deal! :

If you are sweet enough to buy one, could you please be a doll and leave me a review! Thanks! 🙂

~Contact Me~

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books, interviewing me or being interviewed and being a guest on my blog, please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my distro list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find
out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

Thank you all for your continued love and support! It means so much to me! 🙂

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(¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨)
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“A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms against himself.”
– Alexandre Dumas

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EMAIL LIST FOR INSIDE INFO~CONTEST AND AUTHOR INTERVIEWS!!!

Hi everyone!

Happy Saturday! Well, we got snow and ice here in Maryland last night and I can honestly say, YUCK! I hate anything to do with the cold and dream of tropical weather on an island somewhere…ah, a girl can dream can’t she!

Well, I’ve been getting A LOT of positive feedback on my latest book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT and I hope you get a chance to check it out! Thanks!

February is almost upon us and my first author interview will be featured as well as a CONTEST to WIN a FREE copy of one of my books~YOUR CHOICE!

Every month I plan on interviewing another author/writer and holding the contest so everyone can have a chance to check out other writers as well! PLUS enjoy a FREE read on me.

In my day job, I am feature writer/columnist for my local newspaper so I enjoy talking to people and getting the inside scoop!

So, have a great weekend and stay warm if you are under snow too. If you are in a warm spot, all cozy surrounded by palm trees…well then please don’t rub it in! 🙂

~Contact Me~

I love to hear from my readers, whether good, bad or anything in between!

If you are interested in reviewing my books or interviewing me please contact me at Magicforest@peoplepc.com

Let me know if you want to be added to my email list for upcoming book info!

I’ll also let you know about new releases, contests and other fun stuff and you’ll find out all the juicy stuff before anyone else does!

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

Available in eBook on Amazon.com for only $1.99!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Wont-Wait-ebook/dp/B006ZE6JIC/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326985856&sr=1-6

If you don’t have a Kindle that’s okay! You can go to my author profile and download it right onto your computer for the same price!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/124487

My horror novels, DRAGGED INTO DARKNESS, BENEATH THE BATTLEFIELD and KING OF SHADOWS are all only .99 cents!

My vampire novel, PUNCTURE is still at a great price at $2.99!

http://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/lisavproulx

Thank you all for your continued love and support! It means so much to me! 🙂

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(¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨)
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NEW RELEASE!!! “THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT”

Hi everyone!

I am so excited to share with you that my latest book, THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT, was released yesterday!

This book is a tribute to my mother Victoria who passed away in 2006.

100% of the proceeds go to Kurgan’s Fund, to help my 13 year old pure bred Rottweiler who has cancer. All I do, I do for him!

THE RAINBOW WON’T WAIT

A dying mother’s advice for the obstinate daughter she is leaving behind.

When the author lost her mother in 2006, she could have been a better daughter. She tried to be the daughter that her mother wanted and needed at this time of sorrow but she didn’t know how to be that person.

In a collection of short pieces of advice, the author has put together words of comfort and wisdom that her Cherokee mother gave her over the years. She never knew at the time, that this advice would help her as she took care of a dying parent. It also served as a catalyst to help her regain her footing after a series of tragedies following her mother’s death, left her in a crippling, suicidal depression for three years.

A story of hope, inspiration and how a briar of a child became the flower that her mother always dreamed of…but died before she got a chance to see her bloom.

Now available in eBook on Amazon.com for only $1.99!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Rainbow-Wont-Wait-ebook/dp/B006ZE6JIC/ref=sr_1_6?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326985856&sr=1-6

If you don’t have a Kindle that’s okay! You can go to my author profile and download it right onto your computer for the same price!

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/124487

Thank you all for your continued love and support! It means so much to me! 🙂

*´¨)
¸.·*´¸.·*´¨)
(¸.·´ (¸.·’*Lisa¸.·*´¨)
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UPCOMING RELEASE!!! “The Rainbow Won’t Wait”

Hi again,

Wow, two blog posts in one day! I must be getting the hang of this blog thing! I didn’t even know what a Blog was until last year! Yeah, yeah, I’m a little behind the times but so what! I am a laid back 70’s chick who is not computer savvy but at least I can type and spell! 🙂

As you know, I write horror novels. Plain and simple scare the poop out of you horror novels. I try not to be too graphic and keep the genre clean with tales that may remind you of Alfred Hitchcock or The Twilight Zone. Others delve into the supernatural and are full of vampires and witches. Hey, they say to write what you know!

But you may not know that I also write other types of stories such as inspirational, memoir and even comedy. But the book I have coming out next is a story that I wrote about my mom after she passed away in 2006.

My mom Victoria was a wonderful and beautiful woman. As a Cherokee Indian, she was full of advice, quotes and little sayings that I grew up hearing but never really appreciating until her passing.

She had a favorite quote that she used on everything such as her email signature. I even had it printed on her memory cards at her memorial service.

“The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won’t wait while you do the work”

What this means simply is the work will wait, enjoy life, it’s later than you think!

My upcoming book, “The Rainbow Won’t Wait” is a collection of advice from a dying mother to her obstinate daughter who she was leaving behind.

I could have been a better daughter but only had what I had to work with…me.

Although a good person, I was very difficult for my mother. I was an arrogant French kid who grew up mainly raised by my father, a charming French Canadian, and we had a bond that was unbreakable.

I loved my mother dearly but she was closer to my brother in many respects due to his childhood illness that left him terminally ill at one point in his young life.

When my father died in 1986, I felt lost. I felt as though he had left me with two people, my mother and my brother, who were almost strangers to me. They had the bond that Daddy and I had, but now he was gone and I felt isolated from them. Although my mother never, ever made me feel that way. It was something that I owned.

She loved me in spite of the fact that I was a faulty human and a “devilish” child as she would say. Her Indian name for me was “Running Mouth” and I was a hyper child who never sat still for a moment.

Taking care of her for three months as she lay dying, I listened to her for the first time in my life. I heard every breath she took, knowing that one of those breaths would be her last.

I didn’t know how to take care of a dying mother. I was scared to death of losing her and when I heard the Big “C” word, I began to mourn her at that very moment. Although I was an adult when she passed, I was still a smart ass, frightened little brat who didn’t have a clue what life was all about.

It took her death to teach me.

I tell the story of taking care of her, challenging her, even in her last months, and wanting to be the daughter that she needed me to be but not knowing how to be that person.

I talk about how her death changed me and how the hell that I was dragged into after her death plunged me into a three year crippling, suicidal depression. One by one, I had deaths and tragedies befall me until I was broken, scared and alone. But in that break, my own soul death, I rose again…a better person.

There are also funny moments between us as mother and daughter. Tender moments that I will treasure for eternity and silly things that she said under the influence of Morphine. She couldn’t tell a joke to save her soul but she would say some of the funniest things. I loved her so much!

I feel now, six years after her passing, I am the woman that she wanted me to be. I hope she can look down on me from Heaven and see how I have changed and as she said, “living up to my potential and making a difference in the world and not just taking up space in it.”

Hopefully this book will inspire others and help to guide you through a difficult time. I also hope that the words of comfort from my mother will help you as well. I feel they are wise words and I want to share them with you. I want to heal others not hurt them.

The book is written in short chapters of advice that she gave me as a child and how those words of comfort came back to hug me as an adult dealing with the death of a parent.

There is also information in the book about her rare type of cancer and the early warning signs that everyone should look out for, no matter your age.

I am looking for a March release since her birthday would have been March 17, the day before mine!

The book cover will be released this week!

Thank you for your continued love and support! 🙂

Early reviews for Rainbow:

“Lisa tells a brutally honest and poignant story about a mother and daughter dealing with the difficult task of caring for a dying parent. The words of comfort in The Rainbow Won’t Wait actually helped me deal with my own mother’s recent passing.” Brenda J., teacher and avid book lover

“I loved this book and it actually made me cry! I know Lisa personally and have been witness to the remarkable transformation she has undergone since her mother’s death. She has overcome incredible obstacles, ones that I don’t think I could have, but she came through it all like the champ she is. Thank you for sharing this story with the world.”  Barbara H., writer

“Brutally honest, this is a powerful piece of work! A guide to help anyone through the dark corners of life. Good job Lisa!” Rosemary A., reader

“Vicki (her mom) would be so proud of her!” Anne W., antique dealer and avid book lover

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