Kintsukuroi ("golden mend") is the Japanese art of mending broken pottery using lacquer resin laced with gold or silver. In this life, I have been broken and I have been repaired. Along the way, each flaw marked a part of the journey to the person I am today. I am not perfect. I am not whole. I am not flawless. What I am is beautifully broken. My characters are this way as well. Each book is a journey of self-love and learning what it means to love the parts of yourself that others may choose to fear, disparage, look down on, or condemn. The negativity in this world is abundant. But positivity isn't the counter for the negative. The true way to combat what separates us is with love, kindness, and acceptance. Loving our differences. Loving our flaws. Loving our broken pieces.
As my characters discover how to love and be loved in return, they also learn how to love themselves - flaws and all.
I'm still learning this myself. Each day is a new adventure, a new challenge. I have a beautiful daughter that lights up my life. I work as an accountant in my day job. And I spend half my time lost in the worlds in my head.
The Mottos of My Worlds:
Take a chance, find your courage, say yes to your dreams, and never be afraid to be:
Beautifully Broken, Courageously Strong.
Reading Romance novels
Writing Romance novels
Watching Movies (Disney is big in my house)
Baking/Cooking (when I have the chance)
Spending time with my daughter
Crafting (I love making my own swag!)