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Books & Writings

Parenting is perhaps the hardest job on the planet. Some get it right, and others need a bit of guidance. Those Angels Among Us is an in depth look into the world of foster care and adoption through the eyes of an experienced adoption worker and adoptive parent as well as the eyes of her youngest adopted daughter.


The book is full of feel good stories as well as hard truths about the responsibility of parenting the foster and adopted child. 

Available April 17, 2018

#Cancer is a bitch. December 15, 2014 was a day my life changed. It was the day I was faced with a medical condition I never thought I would have to face. #Cancer picked a fight with me. 

Thyroid #Cancer affects nearly 63,000 people every year. This ebook, filled with pictures and commentary, chronicles my fight with this monster. 

So grab your Ipad, Kindle or other ebook reading device and take a seat because you are about to go on a ride through my battle and victory. And you will learn why I proclaimed the day I was diagnosed with #Cancer that #shepickedthewrongone

Fighting with Monsters: My Scarlet Letter


There are struggles which affect adoptees every day of their lives. I am no exception. In this short story, I look back on the day I was born, the day I was given up for adoption and the effect that day had on the rest of my life. 


The day I thought was the worst (and first) of my life, turned out to be a pivotal point in my growth as a human being. It was the day God decided that I would be "chosen" by someone.


Download this free short snippet of my life below.  



Given up for adoption at birth, Baby X follows the journey of my birthmother's search for me, and my search for what I believe is my destiny. 


Some would say that it is impossible to have an unauthorized autobiography, but this is exactly what Baby X is. I grew up in a family of 15 children, 12 of whom are adopted, and I was never interested in finding my birth parents. But someone was definitely interested in finding me. Through divorces, mental breakdowns, disappointments, and hard work, my birthmother found me.

The first words ever spoken, "Chantel, I am your birthmother", would change a few lives forever.




What happens to 7 young men in a grouphome after spending a year together with their house mother? 7 Lost Sons follows these young men from their time in the home to time in jail, in the streets, and the transition back into society. This book is a must read and will be available on November, 2018

"If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water."

-Ernest Hemingway


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