Monthly Update – Is it February Already?

New Logo – I’m in the process of rebranding Sydney Aaliyah Michelle and step one, a new logo. I love it. Thanks so much to Cassy Roop of Pink Ink Designs.


Quote of the Month: “As long as there’s light we got a chance.” -Poe (StarWars VII)

Movie’s Watched: 

The Big Short – That whole real estate, financial debaucle, now I understand! And, some people made a lot of money off of it.

The Revenant – Is as brilliantly done as the hype. I loved it.

13 Hours: The Secret Soilders of Benghazi – Makes me want to dust off that military romance I’ve been working on for four years.

Concussion – They tried to balance it out, but it was scary but disconnected to what I know about the NFL.

StarWars: Episode VII Force Awakens – It was good, but not as good as Episode IV, V, VI. Oh, but I’m excited about the series continuing.

lost&found_badge wood v3 LARGE

This post is my entry for the Lost & Found: Valentine’s Edition blog hop hosted by Guilie Castillo-OriardAlex J CavanaughDenise CoveyYolanda ReneeElizabeth Seckman, and Arlee Bird.  Be sure to visit all of the hosts for this event.  To find the full list of participants visit the list on Tossing It Out or any of the host sites.

Lost & Found Love – I love these stories. My debut novel was a lost and found love story.

My lost and found love story would be about me finding my passion.

I had a good job. It paid well. I got to travel and meet interesting people.

BUT . . .

I wasn’t passionate about it. I didn’t love it. It didn’t inspire me. So I gave it all up and now am living the starving artist, working a part-time job and working 24/7.

I love every minute of it.

February News – It’s Release Day . . . tomorrow!

VPK Final 14


Candy and canines. Flowers and felines. Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with your sweethearts of the human and fuzzy varieties!

Nothing is more heart-warming than kisses from the pet who adores you and the man who loves you, so snuggle up with VALENTINE PETS & KISSES — an anthology of fourteen sweet romances from USA Today bestselling and award-winning authors — and strike the perfect mood for moonlit walks and candlelight dinners with your pet and sweetheart.


Amazon US | Amazon UK | Barnes & Noble | iBook | Google Play | Kobo

Goals for February 2016


  • Finish Genna’s Encore – 4,000 more words
  • Start New Project – So excited about this one. It’s going to be fun to write. Can’t tell you any more at the moment.


  • Anxious Love
  • Genna’s Last Song
  • Genna’s Encore

What’s your Lost & Found story? What are your goals for February? 


12 thoughts on “Monthly Update – Is it February Already?

  1. First goal, get through all these lovely posts!
    Second goal, get through a month filled with love posts,
    Third goal – celebrate my anniversary – Feb 14th with a trip to the beach!
    After that anything is possible!

  2. There is nothing worse than being unsatisfied in a job: getting up every day dreading where you’re going, painfully awaiting the weekends, only to get that sick feeling on Sunday nights when you know you have to go back to work on Monday. Nothing worse! So glad you found your way to doing what you love. Follow your passion always! It will always lead you on the right path…

    Michele at Angels Bark

  3. The security of a good job is important, but the passion provides the meaning and zing to life. Better to feel free and happy than trapped in a place we don’t like.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

  4. Being able to do what we want to do in life makes each day worthwhile, and helps us jump out of bed in the morning with a feeling of happy expectation instead of hitting the alarm clock with a hammer and hiding under the covers. I’m glad you were able to pursue your passion.

    That anthology sounds terrific!

  5. I did THE EXACT SAME THING! Had a great job, super challenging, super rewarding… loved it. Really, I did. But. BUT. One day I woke up. I’d been postponing the writing thing forever, and one day it hit me: all we have is the here and now. The future isn’t guaranteed, it’s not even a promise. So… I quit. And, yes, now I live the starving-artist life, too. (And, yes, I love every minute of it. Except the few involved with opening bills 😉 )

    Thanks so much for being a part of the Lost & Found hop—and much, much success with the Valentine’s collection! As a pet lover and dog rescuer, I’m always advocating spending Valentine’s in furry company, so it sounds right up my alley 😉
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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