I needed today in a way I can’t even begin to explain.  I needed today like you need a drink of water when you’re running a marathon on a hot Summer day.  We really didn’t do anything all that spectacular.  We just went to the creek;  we played there for almost four hours before driving the forty-five minutes home.   The girls double chocolate dared me to climb up to the top of the jungle gym,  so I did.  We waded in the creek;  it stole one of my flip flops.  We played with balloons, ate PB&J sandwiches for lunch and McDonalds for dinner.   Snapping pictures on my phone, and making the occasional update on Facebook, was the extent of stress.  Alight scratched her hand pretty bad;  some park rangers on scene came to her rescue with a band-aid and smile.  A stranger at the park asked me if I’d like her to take a picture of the girls and I atop the jungle gym.  And a friend or two totally made my day by graciously spending a few minutes communicating with me.   It was a good day, one I needed in order to stop putting off announcing the book’s release.

So, without further ado, Broken is available!

Retailers like Barnes and Noble, Books-A-Million and others won’t have it in their inventories until May 6, 2013 but you can purchase it online at Amazon now.  It is selling for $12.99 on Amazon, but if you’d like to save $2.00, you can click here and enter code LC4PJ7JK .  This discount code expires on Monday, May 6th at 12:01 am, though. 


I needed a good day to remind me that life isn’t all about the pain.  Life is about the sunshine and putting our bare feet in the grass;  it’s about playing with our kids and making memories that aren’t just cool pictures on Pinterest.  I needed a good day to remind me that pain is just a rushing river.  It’s mighty and sometimes the current gets strong;  but, with time, compassion and grace, all rivers can be crossed.

Thank you for reading, for commenting, for e-mailing and messaging and otherwise spending time communicating with me—-about the books and about your own passion in life!  If you purchase the novel or take the time to comment on one of its many excerpts found within the pages of this blog,  be sure to let me know so I can return the favor by reading and commenting on your blogs!