In early 2021, Wicked Seattle hit the book shelves. Unfortunately, it didn’t receive the normal fanfare as Covid restrictions wouldn’t allow in person meet and greets or book signings. It was a strange sensation to be excited about my book being released but not being able to celebrate publicly. I did compete a few interviews for publication online , which hopefully helped the sales of my new book.
As the year progressed, I decided to change jobs in July. Twelve hour nursing shifts at the jail became quite the stressor and Covid was a daily threat among inmates. While I didn’t mind the environment as much as I thought I would, I knew it was time to move on. When a job opening came up at my daughter’s college, I jumped to the opportunity. The best parts of my new job are that I have meet new friends, my lunch breaks are a great opportunity to write, and I receive an excellent tuition discount for myself and my daughter.
The year ended with an unpleasant surprise as I learned my breast cancer returned and this time, it hit hard. I don’t often share personal news like this on my book blog, but it is life changing and if I can reach others who are going through the same obstacles, then maybe I can offer help.