I’m so excited to be working with the amazing Jane Dixon-Smith to create new cover designs for my first three books! Aren’t they gorgeous? I’ve released new editions of Truly and Finn’s stories as companion novels. I actually wrote Truly’s story first, but was so curious about Finn’s story that I wrote a book about him too! Chronologically Finn is the prequel to Truly’s story, but they can be read in either order or as
Finally! A motorcycle novel with a woman at the controls! Book 1 in the Steel Journeys series is finished and Book 2 is right on it’s heels! Here’s a bit about the series: Join Abby Steel on a series of breathtaking international adventures with Steel Journeys – an all-female motorcycle touring company where she calls all the shots. From huts to hotels, it’s never the same adventure twice. Book 1: The Road To Patagonia To
I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a monster commute. Rather than listening to the same songs play over and over again on the radio, I pass the time listening to podcasts and audio books. I’ve also recently purchased a set of Sony noise cancelling headphones that have literally changed my life and my workflow. Turns out I’m really sensitive to noise, and these babies have made my life on airplanes so much more
“Pilgrimage is a metaphor for any journey with the purpose of finding something that matters deeply to the traveler.” ~ Phil Cousineau I picked up a book during my travels in Nepal. This is nothing new. I am always buying books, especially when I travel. If something catches my eye, or my heart – it becomes a sort of verbal souvenir. I’ve also found that many times, local shops in foreign countries carry small press or
Finally! A motorcycle novel with a woman at the controls! Book 1 in the Steel Journeys series is finished and Book 2 is right on it’s heels! Here’s a bit about the series: To some people home might be wherever you lay your helmet, but for Abby Steel, home was wherever she laid her ass. Today it’s a Harley. Tomorrow it might be a BMW or a Triumph or a Honda. Home was whatever bike
What if… Freedom meant truth. Truth meant contentment. Contentment allowed sleep. Sleep meant rest. Rest meant communion. Communion meant intimacy. Intimacy meant peace. Peace meant balance. Balance meant growth. Growth meant life. Life meant light. Light meant everything… What if…? – Lynda Meyers, 2011 This is is a series of thoughts I wrote back in 2011. It’s interesting, looking back, reading back your own thoughts and trying to remember where you were at
I keep thinking back over my years of blogging, trying to recapture some of the vigor with which I used to send my words out into the digital stratosphere. Back in 2006, when I first started blogging, I never combed the internet looking for relevant tidbits to comment on or build a blog post around, I just lived life and tried to engage with my kids, and I blogged my way through, trying to understand
I think it was Flannery O’Connor who said: “I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.” I feel a lot the same way. I’ve journaled ever since I can remember, and whenever the world gets confusing or I don’t know how I’m feeling, that’s what I do. Early on, these were little more than letters to God as I understood them. As I understood *him*. Somehow, by the
This journal entry never made it into the finished manuscript for Letters From The Ledge: “There he is again – right on schedule. It must be a ritual or something. I don’t think he can see me, even with the glow of my light-up pen on the page. It’s strange to wonder what he must be thinking about up there… I mean, we see the same stars, right? Maybe not. Maybe my blue is his
This little slice of heaven was born last week. I’m not sure what I thought it would be like before it happened, but I sure have a few thoughts to share after the fact. Let me explain. I mean, on the one hand, being a grandma doesn’t actually feel a whole lot different than not being a grandma. Kind of like when you have a birthday. From one day to the next the number might change,
I’m sharing the draft of this new 5 book paranormal / fantasy series with readers as I go. So far three parts are published. It’s free to read on any device on Wattpad. I have other stories posted there too, including the free serialization of award-winning Letters From The Ledge, which drops a new chapter every Friday!
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Interested in reading a little new writing? I’ve got a brand new 5 book fantasy series in the works called Tales of the Deep, and I’m posting it in serial installments on Wattpad – check it out and let me know what you think! Here’s the link, and the description follows: https://my.w.tt/UiNb/LCGGKycgXJ Ryden is a Dream Catcher – it started when she turned 16. Waking up in the middle of strange dreams, meeting
I’ve decided to post Letters From The Ledge on Wattpad for free – one new chapter every Friday so if you haven’t read it yet but have been wanting to, check it out! The first four chapters are already up! Wattpad is a site where readers and read and writers can post content – all for free! It has 65 MILLION users globally, so chances are you know someone who’s using it! I’ll also be
If you’ve come here looking for an extension of the January 2018 Modern Moto Magazine article you’ve come to the right place! I wanted to expand upon a few of my points to give readers a little context for why I gave the advice I did in the article. Disclaimer: If you’re reading this article and you don’t live in the US, some of these things won’t apply, such as specific advice on IDPs,
Digital copies of Trulane are available here for just $5.00 To purchase this book for securely and directly in any digital format of your choice through Pay Pal, click the Buy Now link above She wasn’t looking for a knight in shining armor. He wasn’t looking for a beauty to rescue. But one fateful night at a Yankees game changed all that. For both of them. “I met Finn the night the Yankees
I’m about to tell you a story that you may have heard before. In fact, you may have heard me tell a similar story just bear-ly a year ago. No, that’s not a typo. Yes, I saw another bear. But I didn’t just see it – it saw me too! Up close. Personal. Way more personal than I wanted to be, anyway. I know lots of people have seen bears. I just happen to have
I haven’t been doing this lately. I tend to get lost on my journey. The road twists and turns and I follow it without really looking sometimes. It’s hard to stay on the path, but the farther you stray more you realize how cold your heart has become, and how much you long for the warmth of the passion and the fire you once had. It’s not enough to say you want to do it.
I write for a women’s motorcycling magazine called Modern Moto. It’s a great resource for all things women and motorcycling. Gear, clothing, and inspiration to take you to your next destination, whether it’s on the bike or just in life! This issue features an article I wrote about finding your passion and creating your own internal revolution. Check it out at http://www.modernmotomag.com
This is the magazine I write for: It’s a fantastic new gear / fashion mag specifically aimed at women riders. I write some product reviews, but mostly inspirational stories about life as a woman and a motorcyclist. I’m really proud to be part of such an amazing team of women writers and riders with a passion for riding yet a desire for safe, well- fitting and functional gear and clothing. If you ride or know
I always knew that Finn was special – now apparently the judges agree with me! So so excited to announce that Finn Again is 2017’s Next Generation Indie Book Award Winner for fiction! I am humbled and so thankful to all who have loved and supported the telling of Finn’s story. And as a bonus, we have a September 1st target 🎯 for the release of the next book in the series – titled: Truly