No one likes bad news, so I’ll start with that.
Most of you know that I lost my grandmother a couple months ago. Well, a few weeks ago, we found out that my aunt has end stage cancer. She used to work as a hairdresser back when people didn’t realize the chemicals they were using were so bad for them. At this point, and I hate admitting it, doctors are merely trying to control the pain. It’s not something that’s easy to accept, but the family is doing their best. They’re a close-knit group and they’ve rallied together. My aunt is a strong, spiritual woman whose smile brightens the world. If you can spare a prayer or two for her and her family, I’m sure she would welcome and appreciate it very much.
On top of that, my father-in-law was diagnosed with prostate cancer, for which he’ll have surgery in a month or two to begin treatment. It was heartbreaking to receive so much bad news all at once, but we’re supporting each other as best we can. So far, the outlook is good and we’re expecting a full recovery. I’m doing my best to stay strong for my husband and son, which I’ve only been able to do thanks to my mother – thank you for the warm hugs and lending me an ear, Mom.
NOW – on to better news!
I’ve added a couple new pieces to My Artwork. The first one is a contest entry, but the winner won’t be drawn until March.
This next one is a play on the popularity of Jack Frost with an image I created of his sister, appropriately named Jill Frost.
I’m also pleased to tell you that I’m in the process of selling 3 book covers this week via Melchelle Designs – 2 Premades and 1 Custom. I can’t wait to share the final covers with you all so you can meet some new authors and find some new reads!
And finally – we can’t forget the SHARE THE LOVE CAMPAIGN launching in 10 days! I’d love to feature your book that weekend! Just CLICK HERE to find the contact form to have your work shared with my followers here, on Facebook, and on Twitter! You can also start your own campaign and even use the images I’ve posted. Or, if you’d rather, simply reblog my post to let your followers know about this great opportunity!
Thank you all so much for everything! Writing and art have been a great way to relieve the stress that’s been building in my life, and I love that I can share it with you.
Take care everyone!