2nd Self-published book release date 4/21/2021

Just because a wound is closed does not mean it is healed. My life's experiences tarnished my crown. I purposely dealt with personal sorrows and defeats on my own. By doing that, I did not completely heal from what was happening to me on the inside. This book of personal experiences and poems is about … Continue reading 2nd Self-published book release date 4/21/2021

It is done!

Whew! What an emotional roller coaster ride! Many bumps ... several dips and curves. All of those hard trips going up to hit the peak of the ride, only to mentally 'trigger' my emotions to bring me back down. I coasted thru those days, sometimes weeks before the velocity of the ride started again. But … Continue reading It is done!

I Died So I Could Live

On April 21, 2021, my prayer is to have my 2nd self-published book released. This date is significant because on this date 3 years ago, my life changed forever. A life filled with love, peace, and happiness that I never dreamed would have happened to me … not in this lifetime. My new book is … Continue reading I Died So I Could Live


Hello all! I know it's been a hot minute since I have written but I have an excuse. I have been working diligently on finishing my second book. Oh... by the way ... Happy 29 Days in the the NEW YEAR! 🥳 The book has been a slow process because there are so many triggers. … Continue reading Greetings!

Author Interview with Wendy Shipman — Write 2 Be Magazine

Wendy Shipman is an award winning author from Summerville, South Carolina. She has an A.A.S. degree in Criminal Justice. She began writing poetry during a very difficult time in her life. Her desire to become a published author didn’t develop until her late forties. After this experience, it is her mission to continue writing sequels […]Author … Continue reading Author Interview with Wendy Shipman — Write 2 Be Magazine

Depends on how you use it

Words. Words can make you happy and jovial. Words can also cut you like a knife - without the bleeding part. Words can give you hopes of encouragement during a time of need. Words can even make your worst enemies shudder in disbelief. Words... it all depends on how you use it. There is one … Continue reading Depends on how you use it

Out of the way

Walking through the bedroom, as I've done many times before, I noticed my college degree encased in a beautiful (and expensive), cherrywood frame I purchased from the institution I graduated from. The only problem is ... it is sitting on the floor next to the door collecting particals of dust day after day. It's a … Continue reading Out of the way

I lost a ‘best friend’

Do any of you go to counseling? If you don't want to answer, that is totally fine. Some people find that counseling is socially unacceptable. I get it. Me, on the other hand, am not ashamed. I look forward to my sessions. I have been going consistently for over a year. But this last counselor … Continue reading I lost a ‘best friend’

Psalm 30:5

Stuck in the recliner like I'm superglued by the seat of my pants. I literally can't move. The thoughts of my deceased father are overwhelming today. It took the last 19 years to manage getting through the day without crying. The last 4 years slid by like a distant memory (thank God). But today, it … Continue reading Psalm 30:5

2 years later …

So far, so good. I finally made it to my surgical oncology office. No, I don't have cancer, but this physican was assigned to my case 2 years ago ... just in case. It's been over a year since I've been checked (due to the pandemic). It's past time to get over my fear and … Continue reading 2 years later …