Date: 9th April 2020, Posted by mollie
“No one wants to read your sh*t,” my brother once said to me. For some reason, his words, and other unkind things said to me during my life, have been infecting me recently like the COVID-19 virus infecting our communities.
Then out of the blue today came a lovely card from one of my readers in Sth Africa, Margaret.
And it made me smile, and nod, and agree—yes, we shall all come out of this dreadful time so much stronger. And we shall all transcend our childhood traumas by doing things that make our heart sing. And even if nobody wants to read our books, or buy our paintings, hire us, or say a kind word to us, we can continue to do what we can do to make the world a happier, healthier and kinder place.
Yesterday I broke down and cried and cried and cried about all the suffering in the world right now. But today I am smiling. Who knows how I will feel tomorrow. As my partner, Lorenzo says, “We all have to keep remembering no two days are the same. Who knows what tomorrow may bring.
So thank you, Margaret. And thank you, dear readers, for the reviews, you leave about my books. I read every one of them. Honestly. I do:)
Narrating audiobooks is an arduous process. It takes a long, long time. But I am persevering. I’m a third through the final edits of Sex With Strangers. Yay! It’s great fun.
I’ve also written and released two new children’s-adults books (as C.G. Ford) So many people feel anxious, fearful, and stressed right now, but there is something we can do. We can feed our soul. Which is what I did when I wrote my two new releases:
Lulu is a Black Sheep – which shares my own experience of being a black sheep in my family.
To sample on Amazon, click here>>getbook.at/BlackSheep
To sample on iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores, click here>>https://books2read.com/u/mVw1Vp
To sample on Kobo, click here>>https://www.kobo.com/ebook/lulu-is-a-black-sheep-1
Jojo Lost Her Confidence – which shares my daughter’s experience of losing her confidence and how she found it again.
I wrote this book for my daughter who messaged me in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“I’ve lost my confidence a little bit,” Hannah Joy shared.
When we are stressed, anxious or overwhelmed our confidence can be one of the first things to be lost.
I made the story up on the spot to comfort her and allowed the story to speak through me as I left a message for her on WhatsApp.
Hannah Joy is nearly thirty, But confidence places no boundaries on age. I hope this story is a reminder to all of us that, no matter how old we are, what is truly ours can never be lost. Sometimes we just need help bringing back the light.
If you’ve lost your confidence, consider remembering all the things you love about yourself, or that others love about you. Write these down, and look at your list regularly.
Empower this awareness further, by recording affirmations and positive feedback in a digital app on your phone. Listen to these feel-good thoughts daily.
If you are reading Jojo Lost Her Confidence to your child, or they are listening to the audio version, encourage them to do the same.
Available in paperback, ebook, and audio (written and narrated by me!)
iBooks and other great online bookstores here>> https://books2read.com/u/m2VJKR
Both books are designed to support people who are going through life challenges including loss of income, the detonation of their careers, and rejection and abandonment by their family. As always the message is one of self-empowerment, resilience, and divine guidance.
I’m not sure what romance writing project I’ll tackle next. If you have any ideas please do let me know. I love hearing from you.
I’m happy to report that Forever and Always has gone live on Audible. It’s hard to believe that one of the wealthiest companies in the world were too short-staffed to release this audiobook and other books earlier. But patience wins.
As with all my stories, Forever and Always, was sparked by a true event, or rather several true events.
I started to write this short story following a toxic work experience. It’s a love story—so of course, it had to have a happy ending.
I’ve always loved going for a walk in my local neighbourhood. But it’s even more beautiful and poignant now as we walk with other members of our community keeping our social distances, waving out and inquiring how we all are – breaking free of confinement for a little while, a little walk, a little
Margaret—of course! Thank you for the lovely card and for thinking of me.
I hope wherever you are in the world you have someone to share your joy, your heart, your angst, and your healing.
Margaret is right, we shall all get out of this terrible time so much stronger.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS ENJOYED MY BOOKS AND LEFT A REVIEW—I TREASURE YOU
Wishing you a blessed and happy Easter
Much love to you