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I have a Cover Artist for Eyes of the Hunter!!

It’s been a while since I’ve had an update for Eyes of the Hunter. That’s mostly because there was nothing but frustration to report. The book was supposed to be released earlier this month, but I hit huge snag trying to find a cover artist. But, I’m happy to announce that I’ve finally found a cover artist and I’m thrilled because her work is gorgeous.

As I gear up for marketing and promos, I will need advanced readers to read and post honest reviews on Amazon, GoodReads, and other sites the book will be sold.

I will post more updates as things progress. For now, let’s just share a Happy Dance that things are moving forward again

“Helicopter Parent” and Other Douchey Terms

I’ve come across yet another article moaning about “helicopter parents” who want to be “hands on” *GASP* with their kids.  In this latest article, the blogger actually complains that some “hoverer” (her term) helped her kid, forcing her to “haul my carcass up off the bench and spot my kid, because if he can’t get up on his own, he certainly can’t get down”.  Boo-hoo; her “mama playdate” was ruined by another human being’s concern for her child.

Instead of smiling and saying, “Thank you.  I can see him from here”, this blogger takes her passive-aggressive snark online to infect her followers.  She flings around douchey terms and attitudes with a thin veneer of “humour” over her bitterness. Give me a break.

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Yes, Daddy is “hovering”.  It helped her become confident so that today, she doesn’t need us “right there” anymore.  Go figure.

I have little patience for anyone who judges another parent or their parenting style without really knowing them or their personal struggles.  This kind of false need to label creates an intolerance for anyone different (AKA discrimination) that pries us apart as a community (local and global).

We are adults and should act like it.  How about setting an example for all our kids by ditching the childish name-calling and playing nicely together. We should be building each other up, not tearing each other down. Be there with a kind word for the family that’s having “That Kinda Day” in public.  Jump in with a smile and distract a crying child so their frazzled parent can catch their breath.

Oh, and maybe we could stop writing articles that foster crappy attitudes toward others.  Just a thought.

Ps – I think this lady’s response to the FB Page that shared said snarky article is wonderful:

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Kind Fan Mail

I know a writer should be able to express themselves eloquently with words and stuff, but getting something like this just knocks the vocab out of me and replaces it with happy tears.

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Thank you to those who reached out to me these past couple of weeks with words of support and encouragement. I don’t know how you lovely people knew I needed it, but …

(((Thank you)))

… and bless your key-typing fingers for sending them!

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