I’m pleased to announce that A Bittersweet Goodnight has been named a Finalist in the Memoir category in their 14th Annual Awards.
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Here’s the cover! I cried when I saw it for the first time. A Bittersweet Goodnight is a very personal story of life, love and what it means to be a family. Heartbreak like divorce precedes the entrance of a step mother. How it mends depends on the twists and turns of a lifetime.
I’m a Winner!
I’m over the moon at winning the Bronze award at the 2019 Royal Palm Literary Awards from the Florida Writer’s Association for my memoir, A Bittersweet Goodnight.
A tragedy like divorce precedes the entrance of a step mother. What happens next is the journey of a lifetime.
I’m a Finalist!
A Bittersweet Goodnight is now a Finalist in the 2019 Royal Palm Literary Awards. The winners will be announced at the Florida Writers Association Annual Conference in October.
A Bittersweet Goodnight tells my story of a relationship with my stepmother, June which spanned over 50 years. With no biological children of her own, I was left to care for her as she fell into the depth of dementia.
I learned that dementia acts as a chameleon, constantly changing and molding itself in order to find protection from the ultimate enemy, a life in a nursing home under someone else’s care. The human mind clings to the lost life of youth and independence and will fight tooth and nail to save it.
Through this journey, I also learned many things about June she’d never revealed to me in all the years we spent together. I also learned many things about myself.
A Bittersweet Goodnight is for baby boomers who are care givers to their aging parents while struggling to keep their own changing lives on track. It also examines the step relationship, which is always born out of some kind of tragedy. I’m a step daughter and a step mother both