Guest Post – Introducing Bernadette Inclan

It should not be a surprise that my first guest author, Bernadette Inclan is my best friend, outside my husband. I have known Bernadette since 1982 when we met in San Antonio. Bernadette and my husband are the two individuals that encouraged me to write my life story.

A popular trend today is having your DNA tested with one of the many services available (i.e. AncestryDNA, 23and MeDNA, etc.). For a small fee, they analyze it and run the results through a huge database. They provide you the results of your genetic ancestry. Most people take the report after reading it, file it away somewhere.

Bernadette took it a step further. She made a study of her results and solved the puzzle of how the traces of DNA from several areas of the world became her heritage. With her interest in her family’s genealogy, she was able to confirm what she had previously researched.

I invite you to read her piece, “My Excursion into DNA”.

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Spring Storm by Urmo Parks

I began working on a website in September 2016. Once my website was up, I spent hours updating and promoting it. I did not realize the complexity of creating a website. The site has matured since its’ launch, yet it’s still is a work in progress.

I learned if you want your website followed by the public and other writers, especially those belonging to the WordPress community, you need to visit their sites. You need to follow and comment on their work. I have worked hard and as a novice writer, I feel I have done well. As-to-date, I have 36 followers from WordPress, 8 email followers (this needs to be much higher), and 137 social media followers. I in turn, follow 59 WordPress authors and bloggers. I didn’t take the time to count all the writers and bloggers I follow on social media. I have published 24 post and re-blogged several of my followers’ post on my site.

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Genre Revealed

My previous post, “Sneak Peak – Book Two” I reveled the genre of my second book. Child abuse has been around ever since the birth of humans. It is not anything new. As hard as we wish, it is not going away anytime soon. It is unimaginable that parents can be so malicious to their children. Nothing in nature comes close to the cruelty humanity inflicts on their offspring.

My book focuses on my youth were I endured years of both physical and mental abuse. Yet, I want readers to comprehend there is more to the story. I want the reader to understand the long-term effect abuse has on the recipient. I want the reader to grasp the mental state of the child during the abuse. How is it they tolerate it? How do they deflect it to minimize the pain? How do they survive? Continue reading “Genre Revealed”

Stepping stones — Nature photography by Urmo Parts

I follow this artist because his uniqueness. Some of his work is abstract while others reflect the beauty of nature. Once you’re at his site, click on the follow or register for email notifications so you too can follow his work. — Chuck Jackson

Stepping stones with obstacles, like everyday life. For licensing: Thank You for support! Rändrahnud, kuum teema. Kuid ilma nendeta ei kujutaks ette mere äärseid alasid.

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Why I write, revisited

I follow numerous writer and members of the WordPress community. Recently someone gave the advice on increasing your traffic to your website. One suggestion was reposting older post, which relate to your current blogs. With this in mind, I decided to take my earlier piece on writing and repost it. Since my recent blogs are about my second book, I felt this post was relevant.

The following is my updated blog on; why do I write:

I am not narcissistic to believe I am someone special, although I have had a remarkable life. I have had a life of heart breaks and joys. Many experiences left unhealed scars and some came with lessons learned. So why do I write?

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