Analogy Of My Heart

Analogy Of My Heart is poetry that I wrote over the years. Most of it was written in high school and college.

I would find myself doodling in the corners of my pages while taking notes in class, as my mind wandered instead of paying attention. It was my escape from reality. It was my coping mechanism for dealing with emotions and relationships. It was my release. I don’t write poetry as often as I used to, but completely enjoy any opportunity to explore my feelings in rhyming words.

Exclusive World Premier

It’s official. The Butterfly Kisses Book Trailer had its world Premier last night. Until Monday August 27, 2012, the only way to see it is by following the link or viewing it here. Butterfly Kisses will be released October 23, 2012. It is the second in The Butterfly Chronicles. It follows Lacey, who we met in Becoming a Butterfly and her sister Lana as they recover from the aftermaths of their actions last spring. This series approaches social and emotional issues that many teens find themselves facing today. I’m proud of this addition as it has stretched the boundaries of what I ever expected when I began this series.

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So without further ado, I present to you Butterfly Kisses

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Everything changed for the Baxter sisters last spring. Lacey blew it with Henry her lifelong crush, only to discover a blooming relationship with her best friend, Chase. While he picked her up and put her back together, they grew closer over the summer. Now that school has started, he’s found popularity thanks to his band Cate’s Ashes, and he’s hiding secret phone calls and text messages. Plus, did his ex-girlfriend just appear out of the blue at his show? Forcing Lacey to wonder if he’s over the feelings he pronounced for her at the beginning of summer. Add to the tension, a realization and secret of her own to keep about her worse enemy. Lacey vows to be the bigger person and keep Byron’s revelation, but what will it cost?

Meanwhile, as Lana tries to find herself again after her suicide attempt, she’s befriended by the school’s resident bad girl, Britt, and new chicano boy, Tomas, in the same week. Britt offers unconditional acceptance that Lana didn’t realize she craved, while Tomas brings out the best in her, and makes her feel alive again. Britt is dangerous and daring, while Tomas exudes security and safety. Vices come easily when you are already addicted to something you crave, and Lana muddles through figuring out who she wants to be.

With their parents constantly arguing, and their dad moving into the guest bedroom, the pressure on the girls may explode destroying them all. Is there a place for happiness when their world is crumbling around them?