Thursday, 16 November 2017

Her Christmas Chance



Hi Eveyone

Well here is is a little treat for all you who enjoy a little romance book here and there.  I really liked this one.  Bella and Chance were the most unusual couple I have read about for a while. but they where also the most brilliant pair together.  To read a book with the main character having a disablility really made this book a winner for me.  Bella captured my heart as she was unique, sincere, honest and alive, all that the same time.  As for Chance, he had been in prison and really wasn't considered right for Bella.  There wasn't a lot let out about the why's of his story until near the end.  This kept me guessing but I could tell there was more to him.  Because I thought there was more to Chance, I found Bella's family really annoying!  You think the cat was a problem? I thought the cat was the least of Bella and Chance's problems 😺

Then again the cat did add interest to the sitiuation and I did really like him.  

Overall this is a beautiful romance where you are left thinking that everyone has more to them than what is first preceived. Even the cat!

Happy reading


NEW RELEASE….
Will her cat ruin her Christmas chance for love?

Bella Tallahan has always hidden behind her twin sister, Tally. She was born with cerebral palsy and even though she has finished college, she lives vicariously through her sister’s adventures.

It worked, until her sister married writer Lucky Lenigan, and Bella developed a crush on Lucky’s brother—a bad boy with a shady past.

Chance Martin made one mistake growing up—one that landed him in prison. After his release, he spends his days restoring antique furniture and his nights alone.

When Mr. Klutz, Bella’s fat tabby cat, wreaks havoc in the furniture workshop, Chance confronts Bella and finds himself with a dilemma. He’s not the right kind of guy for a woman with disabilities, but at the same time, he can’t get her out of his mind.

Will the trail of destruction left by one naughty cat bring Bella her Christmas chance for love? Can Chance rise above his past and convince Bella that she is truly worth loving? Or will the secret he is keeping horrify Bella enough to send her back into hiding?

Author’s Note: Although part of the Christmas Creek Romance Series, Her Christmas Chance is a complete and standalone story. Bella Tallahan appears in a previous story, Lucky in Laguna, where her sister Tally Tallahan meets and falls in love with Lucky Lenigan.


A Christmas Creek Romance Series
Book 1: Holly & Gordon, Deck the Hearts
Book 2: Bella & Chance, Her Christmas Chance

Audiobook also available
 

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"I loved this story! Rachelle Ayala is a powerful writer" - Francis Cristina

"WOW!!!! I absolutely fell in love with this story. This book is emotionaly heartfelt." - Bookworm K

"A perfect heart warming christmas story to read & cherish. I recommend reading this sweet christmas story as you will not be disappointed." - Sophie Koufes
Above reviews from Amazon.com




Also available in A Christmas Creek Romance
Each book may be read as a stand-alone novel, or as part of the series.
Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1)


Deck the Hearts (A Christmas Creek Romance Book 1) by [Ayala, Rachelle]
Opposites attract and sparks fly in the delightful small town of Christmas Creek.

Holly Jolly lives for Christmas. It’s the only time of the year, as far as she’s concerned. 

Gordon Gills doesn’t need a reason to hate the holiday season. He doesn’t see the point. 

Gordon returns to the mansion he inherited and finds Holly making a mess with her Christmas decorations. Unfortunately, his great-aunt’s will stipulates that he must make merry every Christmas if he wants to keep his inheritance. 

Holly is determined to infect the grouchy Gordon with every dose of Christmas cheer she can muster and show him what Christmas is really about. 

Will Gordon prevail and turn Holly into a Grinch, or will a sprinkling of Christmas magic show Gordon that there’s no fighting love, especially when it’s wrapped up in a gorgeous redheaded package of jolly holly?


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Rachelle Ayala is a bestselling author of dramatic romantic suspense and humorous, sexy contemporary romances. Her heroines are feisty and her heroes hot. She writes emotionally challenging stories but believes in the power of love and hope. 

Rachelle is an active member of the California Writer's Club, Fremont Chapter, and a volunteer for the World Literary Cafe. She is a very happy woman and lives in California with her husband. She has three children and has taught violin and made mountain dulcimers.

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Tuesday, 14 November 2017

Titch the Itch

Titch the Itch
Author: B. C. R. Fegan
Illustrated by Lenny Wen

Hi Everyone

I have had the pleasure of recieving another one of B. C. R Fegan's books.  I am now officially a keen reader of this author!  Three books and I love them all 🙌

On the first page... Titch is introduced as a 'no-reason-at-all-itch'.  I found this interesting to start with.  A 'no-reason-at-all-itch'.  I know its a minor thought but I thought this was a very clever beginning.  He proceeds to try and make friends but nobody wants him around.  Okay lets look at this concept... It is a very good talking point with young children.  How often do they come across the unfriended kids at daycare, kindergarten and school?  Sometimes these kids are even annoying just like an itch, but they still have feelings.  Good talking point!

The next few pages are brilliant illustrations introducing the family in which Titch thinks he is just being a friend with.  Until the dad doesn't want him around.  This makes Titch state "didn't friends stick together - no matter what?  

Get the idea!

This book is brilliant.  Just wait till you see where it leads. I am going to use this book for more than just a picture book to be read at bed time.  


Description:

When Titch discovers that no one in his family wants him, he sets off on a journey to find someone – anyone – who would be willing to live with an itch. With every step he grows less hopeful. That is, until he meets an old friend.
Sometimes in life we come up against big problems. At other times, they are only Titch problems. Titch the Itch gently explores the idea that living with small problems is a reality of life. Whether we sustain an injury, lose our homework or have an itch that just won’t scratch, not all problems can be fixed right away. But that’s okay – because sometimes these problems just want to be friends.


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Friday, 3 November 2017

An accidental messiah

An Accidental Messiah
Author: Dan Sofer
ISBN:

An Accidental Messiah: A Novel (The Dry Bones Society Book 2)

Hi Everyone,

I am extremely happy that Dan Sofer sent me the second edition to The Dry Bones Society series An Accidental Messiah because now I have a few things cleared up after the first instalment of this awesome series.

I now know what is happening with my favourite character Eli.  I have to admit I wanted to skip pages to see what he was up to.... but I was controlled, just!

After reading the first book An Unexpected Afterlife I couldn't wait to start this book, so I downed all the rest on my TBR list and started on this one.  There were so many questions I had waiting to be answered.  So, I found out the answers to my questions only to be left with more.  I now want to know what is going to happen to the Rev.  Dan Sofer, you will need write faster 😀 I have been hooked big time into this series.

Sometimes when you read a good first novel it can be disappointing to read the second.  Not in this case, this book is brilliant.  I was taken down avenues I hadn't considered during the first book.  Although this one keeps to the storyline of the first, it has more twists and turns.  There are a few more characters added and they bring more to the story.  And I am still following where Eli will take me next.

Overall I am really enjoying the unique plot of this series.


Description:

HE DEFEATED DEATH. WILL HE BEAT BUREAUCRACY? 

Rooms at the Dry Bones Society are filling up as more and more Israelis leave their graves to rejoin the living. But not everyone is happy to see them.

When Moshe Karlin stands up for their rights, his quest for a brighter future leads through a minefield of treacherous politicians and brutal criminals. Will he usher in an era of peaceful Utopia or trigger a civil war?

Elsewhere in Jerusalem, a recovering prophet hides his apocalyptic delusions, a scientist unearths the shocking secret to peace in the Middle East, and a lovesick suicide bomber wanders the streets in search of his own personal redemption.

In the midst of it all, one chronic latecomer is on everyone’s mind—the Messiah!



This is available from: Amazon


Happy reading

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The drowning

The Drowning
Author: Rachel Ward
Read by: Paul Chequer
ISBN: 9781471342981



Hi Everyone

This is the second book I have listened to by Rachel Ward (you can link to my review of Numbers here).  This book is just as good as the first book I listened to by Rachel.  I'm not sure if this is because of the reader - Paul Chequer, or the plot.  Either way I'm pleased I have experienced the book and especially pleased that I listened to this one.

First things first - the book.  The characters all have their unique part to play in this story.  I hated the aunt!  Lets get that off my chest.  I felt for the mother, although she did need extreme help in many ways.  Now to the main characters... I wanted to scream many times in this book, especially at Carl's brother.  He was too dam real for my liking.  His character was so well written that I was left wondering if he had actually died?  Now that's good writing in itself.  I liked Neesha, she seemed caught up in bizarre situation.  Really, she seemed like a normal-ish sort of girl.  But these two brothers take her on a trip beyond reality.  To Carl... you really should listen to the audio to get the fill impact of Carl's character.

The plot was weird, but brilliant.  I often wondered where it was going to take me.

Now to the audio/reader.  Brilliant!  

Listen to this book if you get a chance.  Carl's character is given so much impact through the reader of this audio book.  I don't think I could have given him so much dramatic force in my minds voice.  I could his pain, anxiety and strength due to the reader, Paul Chequer.  I can't give enough credit to the reading of this title on audio.  He gave the book more strength and the characters more creditability.  Excellent work produced.

So, this book is worth putting on your phone or device and listening to while you go about your day.  Really it makes doing the dishes do much exciting 😉


Description:

What happens if you've done something terrible, but you can't remember what? And you don't know how to put it right... When Carl opens his eyes on the banks of a lake, his brother is being zipped into a body bag. What happened in the water? He can't remember. When he glimpses a beautiful girl he thinks he recognises, she runs away. Suddenly he knows he must find her - because together they must face the truth before it drowns them.


Happy reading


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

I rode a horse of milk white jade

I rode a horse of milk white jade
Author: Diane Lee Wilson
ISBN: 978-1-4022-4027-0


Hi Everyone,

Once again I have just finished a book my daughter has been telling me to read for a while now.  She has such good taste in books!  This book came to our bookcase via Sonlight curriculum  My children really enjoyed reading through their books and I recommend most of the books they have on their reading lists.  There has been a few that have been really dull, but overall most of the book my kids have read from the Sonlight reading list have been worth reading.

Anyway,  to this book.  It was a page turner.  To be honest the first few chapters I could have given or taken whether I read the rest.  But once she got her horse the book really switched up in pace.  I was impressed by the characters, they all had distinctive placement in the plots importance.  As for Oyuna... for a very young girl she completed tasks far beyond her years.  But, it was believable, as one knows times have changed and what is expected of many young people now is not what expected in times gone past.  This is what I noticed most about this book, the strength and endurance of such a young lady.

By the end the end the life lesson is distinctive.  The ability behind and understanding of her life lesson is highlighted in such a way that I think any middle grade reader would take hold of it and think far beyond the books end.

So just as my daughter recommended I read, I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade, I recommend you and your children read this book.  You will have plenty to think and talk about after doing so.


Description:

When Oyuna was a baby, a horse accidentally crushed her foot, cursing her family with bad luck.  Oyuna vows to restore good fortune to her family... but how?

One fateful day, soldiers from the great Khan's army invade her village to steal horses and gather new soldiers.  In hopes of bringing honor to her family, Oyuna courageously disguises herself as a boy and joins the soldiers on their quest.

With only her horse and her cat to keep her company, Oyuna sets off on an amazing journey across deserts and mountains - a journey that will change her life forever.


Happy reading

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Tovi the penguin goes trick-or-treating

Tovi the penguin goes trick-or-treating
Author: Janina Rossiter
ISBN:
Tovi the Penguin Goes Trick-or-Treating
Hi Everyone

Tovi the Penguin goes trick-o-treating is free on Kindle over at Amazon.com today.  So, I have it now on my Kindle and as I open the pages I am going to share what I think...

First impressions are... cute!  Good colour and it looks like a simple read.

I like the way print is in the clouds.  I don't know what it is about this concept but it is grabbing my attention as I read.  I will ask my students what they think over the next week and see if they feel the same as they read it.

Okay... I love the little penguin and his wheelbarrow 😊

So, here we have Tovi and his friends in a pumpkin patch looking for the right pumpkin, then there is a scarecrow, turn the page and 'BOOM, CRASH, BANG' and I am left giggling.  The illustrations are awesome.

This book is so simple in it's concept that I love it.  It is well plotted and well presented.  I think I want a copy of this in paperback so I could read it to the little people in my life.  I'm flicking through the pages and smiling all the way.  The language is brilliant for our little ones and the book would still interest the early readers.  And, then there are the people that never out grow picture books, like me!  

So, it's free today why not pick up your Kindle or phone, where ever you may have a Kindle app loaded, and take a look.  I'm going to be sharing it over the next week or two 👻


Description:

It's autumn and Tovi and his friends are getting ready to celebrate Halloween.
After Tovi’s decorated his house, the friends all meet at the farm to pick pumpkins. But what a surprise they get while they’re there! It gives them a good idea for a Halloween trick! Will their trick work? And will they get treats? Let’s find out ....


Happy reading



Monday, 16 October 2017

An unexpected afterlife

An Unexpected Afterlife
Author: Dan Sofer
ISBN: 978-0-9863932-2-8

An Unexpected Afterlife
Hi Everyone

I've had a little holiday with my kids.  It's been the school holidays here and life got busy in a whole new way.  I only got a little reading done, but I did purchase more books and I will give you a little overview of of my little book haul sometime this week too.

I was given a reading copy of this book, An Unexpected Afterlife, and I picked it up over the weekend.  This book is beyond any other plot I have ever read.  Every now and then I feel like I am reading similar plots one after another, especially when I read popular bestsellers of the season.  Then, once in a  while I get an email asking me if I would like a copy of an authors book.... And I am given a book like this.  I'm left awaiting the second book in the 'Dry Bones Society Series' now.  There are things left answered like, what happened to Eli? Is he who I want him to be?  He seemed to fall out of the book in the last chapters and I want him back! He has a job to complete!

So what has drawn me into this novel and now the series?   A totally different concept of plot!  We start with Mose Karlin - dead for two years and now totally alive.  His family has moved on, kind of anyway, and his identity is known as dead.  This is just the start.  More people begin to emerge with the same situation.  Why?  Then there is Eli.  He is given a couple of names in the book but the most connected identity is that of Elijah the prophet.  Problem is he is in hospital after a road accident and not in a good state.  Who believes him?  Well, who would?

I quickly became a reader on the edge of my seat.  Where was this plot leading me?  I got some answers by the end of the book, but then there were a few events that left me with more questions that when I started.  I will have to look at reading the next book too.  I have to find out what happens with Eli.

Here we have it, a new book, a new concept, a new plot.  Not the same old popular plot of the day, but rather one with a difference.  I like that difference, it's fresh and thought provoking.


Description:


YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE?

When he wakes up naked and alone in the Mount of Olives Cemetery, Moshe Karlin doesn't remember dying two years ago, nor does he realize how hard he'll have to work to win back his perfect old life... and his wife. In fact, he'll be lucky to survive his first week on the streets of Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, other changes are afoot in the Holy Land. A reluctant prophet prepares to deliver a message of redemption–and the end of life as we know it–when a freak accident changes the course of history.

An Unexpected Afterlife is the first novel in the "highly original" new fantasy adventure series, The Dry Bones Society. If you enjoy romance and adventure, humour and heartbreak, engaging characters and non-stop surprises, then you'll love this romp in legends of the Resurrection and the World to Come.


Book II: An accidental Mesiah


Happy reading 


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Being quiet...



Hi Everyone,

I have enjoyed a weeks holiday with my family but I will back this coming week with what's been happening in my little world of liturature.

Happy reading



Monday, 9 October 2017

An American Cage

An American Cage
Author: Ted Galdi
ISBN: 978-0-3232507-1-1
Publish date: 16 October 2017

Hi Everyone

I would like to thank Ted Galdi for the opportunity to read this brilliant novel.  I enjoyed this right from the opening pages, as three prisoners escape from prison, to the final pages which were full of page turning suspense.

I found myself often reading to find out what was happening to Jane rather than the prisoners.  Just so you know where I am coming from with Jane, she was a hitchhiker they picked up along the way and she quickly became a suspect.  I had all forms of ideas running through my head as to where Jane could go within the novel.... all of them ended up being wrong.

It was the unravelling of lies and truths that kept me reading; I thought were well woven into the plot.  It always amazes me how good guys can cover up a number of sins and get away with it.  Well, for a time that is.  As the information unravelled the novel became more dangerous and suspense packed.  I found myself turning the pages (as you do on your Kindle 😀) quicker and quicker as I came to the final quarter.  The climax was well plotted and organised, I thought it connected the whole story together well.  It has been a while since I have read a book of this genre and I have missed them.  Crime/suspense and fantasy have become my favourite genres over time much to my surprise.   An American Cage ticked all the boxes for me.  I really enjoyed it.


Description:

Three inmates break out of a maximum-security prison in Texas, one of them Danny Marsh, a suburban kid in his twenties who landed in jail because of a crime he never intended to commit.

An American Cage follows Danny and his two escape partners over a twenty-four-hour period as they struggle to cross Texas to freedom in Mexico. On this dangerous journey, Danny has to evade the rabid Texas authorities, and even worse, the schemes of one of his closest allies, who isn't who he seems.

The second novel by Amazon #1 bestselling author and multi-award winner Ted Galdi, this psychological thriller is packed with suspense, twists, and grit, all while having heart. The story follows its young male protagonist on a journey of self-discovery and redemption as he weaves through a rocky landscape of family issues, guilt, betrayal, and questions about the nature of good and evil.

Along the way, he encounters an eclectic supporting cast, including a renowned psychology professor, a car thief, a young female hitchhiker, the leader of a biker gang, and a small-town Texas policeman with big ambitions.


Description taken from Goodreads.com https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35648233-an-american-cage?from_search=true


Happy reading



An American Cage

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

Ghosties

Ghosties
Author: Gerald Hawksley


Hi Everyone

It has been quite a week here with the school holidays, work and I have been helping relatives move house.  So reading time has been a little it smaller, but I do have a good one nearly finish and coming your way over the next week.  

This morning I opened up an email which informed me Amazon had this lovely little book free on Kindle today.  I still love children's picture books and look for them everywhere I go, especially for tutoring.  Hence my little computer mouse clicked on the link and then clicked in the buy button and I have in front of me, on my Kindle this lovely little book - Ghosties.

So here I go.... I'm opening it on my Kindle and reading it now as I talk to you 🙊

First page introduces us to the fact 'Halloween is in the air'  and they are on a bit a hunt to see a ghost.  The first picture looks good.  Not to much on the page.  I think I would enjoy reading this to a little tot.

Turing the page... We have a town.

The next page grabs my interest more.  The picture is brilliant, the ghosts in Ghostie town look human, they are all in a rush.  I'm smiling now 😊

Still turning pages... this is quite a simple quick little read.  It is very well done.  There a even cat ghosts and they all look so friendly and cute.  I really like the cleaning ghost!  The lazy ghost is kind of cute too.

Okay I'm convinced.  I recommend this book, especially if your children are little.  I wish someone had given me a book like this when I was little and scared of the dark.  Yes I was once scared of the dark!

There is even jokes in the back 😉.  Well done Gerald Hawksley the kids are going to enjoy this one.

And if you go to Amazon today, it is free on Kindle.  What more can one ask for?


Description:

Halloween is in the air.
You'd like to see a ghost - but where?
At night when the sun's gone down,
Come with me to Ghostie Town . . .
Where you will find the most colorful and cheerful collection of ghosties you could ever hope to meet.
Another silly rhyming kindle picture book from Gerald Hawksley.



Happy reading


Friday, 29 September 2017

Booktuber of the month


Hi Everyone

It is the end of October.... Already!  Where has the month gone?  So, if it is the end of the month, that means it is also time to bring you a booktuber highlight.

This month I have decided to bring you Katytastic I have been watching her for years.  I have watched her transform from teen to young woman.  She has never lost her enthusiasm for books.  It is her enthusiasm and fun approach that grabs my interest in the books she highlights.  In this clip she is showing her book haul and she definitely has plenty to show.  I wish I had her book haul and the bookcase behind her!

She seems to work for quite a few publishers, as you will see in this clip.  This means that she has quite a few new release books which also draws me back, after time to her clips as I get to be updated on what is new out in the book world.

If you take a look through her videos you will find a wealth of information, box openings, and some just down and outright fun bookish clips too.  Take a look at her subscriber total... 243K! She must be doing something right, she is bringing books to a massive amount of repeat viewers. including me 😃

As you awake to the weekend, like I have this morning, click on the clip above and take a look at the world of Katytastic.

Happy reading


Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Writing for Bliss


Hi Everyone

I have in my hand one of the most brilliantly thought out and written jems of writing!  I am going to treasure this work of art for a very long time.

As I read this I felt like I was reading a journel writen by Diana Raab.  It covers so much I am impressed.  Take a look at some of the content you will devour as you read this:

She starts with an introduction talking a writing and bliss, the theapy, healing and transformation you will find in writing. Then she takes you on a journey through...
  • preparing to write
  • cultivating self awareness
  • speaking your truth
  • examining your life
  • finding your form
  • journaling
  • letterwriting
  • essay writing
  • blogging
  • memoirs, biographies and autobiographical writing
  • poetry
  • writing proms further reading
I'm telling it is a gem that is worth picking up.  There is so much in this that I can't begin to give the book full credit.  I have read many writing books but this is one of the best for every level of writer.

Happy reading





NEW RELEASE...
A Seven-Step Plan For Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life

Writing for Bliss is most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry, examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing, pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and, understand how published writers have been transformed by writing.

Poet and memoirist Raab (Lust) credits her lifelong love of writing and its therapeutic effects with inspiring her to write this thoughtful and detailed primer that targets pretty much anyone interested in writing a memoir. Most compelling here is Raab's willingness to share her intimate stories (e.g., the loss of a relative, ongoing struggles with cancer, a difficult relationship with her mother). Her revelations are encouraging to writers who feel they need "permission to take... a voyage of self-discovery." The book's seven-step plan includes plenty of guidance, including on learning to "read like a writer," and on addressing readers as if "seated across the table ." Raab covers big topics such as the "art and power of storytelling" and small details such as choosing pens and notebooks that you enjoy using. She also helps readers with the important step of "finding your form." --PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY


Available to buy from....
From Loving Healing Press http://www.lhpress.com/


"Writing for Bliss is about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey." --from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD 

"By listening to ourselves and being aware of what we are saying and feeling, the true story of our life's past experience is revealed. Diana Raab's book gives us the insights by which we can achieve this through her life-coaching wisdom and our writing." --BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author of The Art of Healing 

"Only a talented writer who has fought hard to overcome life's many obstacles could take her readers by the hand and lead them through the writing process with such enormous compassion, amazing insight, and kindness. Diana Raab is a powerful, wise, intelligent guide well worth our following." --JAMES BROWN, author of The Los Angeles Diaries and The River 

"Writing for Bliss is far more than a 'how-to manual'; it enlightens the creative process with wisdom and a delightful sense of adventure. Bravo to Bliss!" --LINDA GRAY SEXTON, author of Searching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton 

"Uniquely blending inspiring insights with practical advice, Diana guides you on a path to discover the story that is truly inside you and yearning to be told." --PATRICK SWEENEY, coauthor of the New York Times bestseller Succeed on Your Own Terms


MY MISSION
“Through my writing, mentoring and workshops, I guide others to discover and tell their own unique stories and abiding truths. The craft and practice of writing can be transformative and empowering—a cornerstone for emotional and psychological well-being, and a way to tap into one’s true inner voice and passions.” -- Diana Raab


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About the author

Diana Raab, PhD is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop leader and speaker. Her passion is writing for healing and transformation.

She's the author of eight books and over 500 articles and poems, and editor of two anthologies, WRITERS ON THE EDGE: 22 WRITERS SPEAK ABOUT ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCY and WRITERS AND THEIR NOTEBOOKS. Raab's two memoirs are REGINA'S CLOSET: FINDING MY GRANDMOTHER'S SECRET JOURNAL and HEALING WITH WORDS: A WRITER'S CANCER JOURNEY. Her fourth and most recent poetry collection is called LUST.

Raab has been writing since the age of 10, when her mother gave her a Khalil Gibran journal to help her cope with her grandmother suicide. Since then, she has been using writing as a way of healing and transformation and inspiring others to do the same.

She is the mother of 3 adult children, and grandmother to two. She lives in Southern California.

She blogs for for Psychology Today, PsychAlive, and Boomer Cafe.


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