I have a unique family background that is a fascinating mixture of immigrants and indigenous peoples. My respect for diversity as well as cultures is innate to me, for how can I hate when I know we are more connected than people realize? Though I am a Christian by faith, I am, also, deeply spiritual, incorporating many of my Native American ancestral beliefs into my religion along with some of my Viking heritage. As is my bloodline, my ideology is non-traditional, as well, which I don’t think distracts from God, rather it connects me further.
My Great-great-grandmother was a Cherokee medicine woman. Her son, my Great-grandfather, and his sons after him, were military men – warriors. They served their communities and gave to their people while they, also, farmed the land. My sister is now a RN, continuing the work of our linage. I served in the Air Force. Our nation is as strong as our people (we are all brothers and sisters) and as healthy as our land (to which we are tethered). This I know from the wisdom passed to me.
Let’s remember that when we peel away the layers, we are all 99.9% IDENTICAL. So, let’s celebrate our brother and sisterhood.
As a grandparent, one of the things I love is to read with my grandchildren. So, why not celebrate today with some family time. Cuddle in with the kids of all ages and share the joy of reading. Here are some of my favorites:
I was the mother to four amazing cats – Anya, Olga, Boris Gregori, and Emma. We had many blessed years together, and they were a source of great joy to my entire family. However, they have returned to our Creator.
As a writer, I have penned a book in memory of my cats, Boris and Olga. I have one planned for Anya and Emma, though it has yet to find its way onto the pages. Still, my beloved fur babies live in my heart always. Not a day passed when I don’t cherish the thought of them and what they mean to me.
To the entire world Rick has it all, rock stardom, fame, fortune… but inside he is burning out. On the edge of depression and a breakdown he takes to an isolated shoreside hideaway and crawls into a bottle.
But he is not alone.
Gemma is in the apartment below, a lonesome, solitary figure, who is always in tears.
Inevitably their paths cross, each time getting a little closer, until one day they break the unseen barrier and speak. Can Rick comfort Gemma as she comes to terms with her past? In return can she help Rick face his own demons?
Past and future collide in this romantic story of heartache, passions and possible futures.
I loved creating this poster that tells the story of A Cry in the Night. From the cover to a rock content. Horsing riding on the beach was something I wished I had done, instead, I write it into stories. From the apartments, they are in they have a great view of the beach and ocean. The next photo represents a barn where something evil happened. Rick composes songs, but look out for the scene where Gemma writes a song. The last photograph represents the troubles in Belfast.
‘A Tender Romance Between Strangers’
‘Dark to Light with Good Characters’
‘A Short Yet Intense Character Study’
‘I loved creating this poster that tells the story of A Cry in the Night. From the cover to a rock content. Horsing riding on the beach was something I wished I had done, instead, I write it into stories. From the apartments, they are in they have a great view of the beach and ocean. The next photo represents a barn where something evil happened. Rick composes songs, but look out for the scene where Gemma writes a song. The last photograph represents the troubles in Belfast.‘
A man running from his past. A woman fighting for her future. In what world could they ever connect? Not this one.
Richard is certain small-town Summitville, North Carolina is a safe haven from his demons…until a woman with stunning green eyes resurrects the protective instinct that once cost him everything. And rattles the walls of his armored heart.
Noémie knows her place in this prejudiced town, but Richard is temptation on two wheels. Despite their best intentions, attraction—and trouble—finds them both. Can love bloom where it’s planted, or will hate rip out their love by the roots?
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Though we celebrate National Book Lovers Day on August 9th, we observe National Read A Book Day on September 6th each year. It is meant to not only encourage a love and enjoyment of literature, but also to bring awareness to the health benefits of reading.
I wanted to let all of my loyal followers know that I have merged my blog and website into nornstriad.com.
My www.jmnorthup.com domain is still active, but I have redirected it to my Norns Triad author page. I have begun to merge the Julie & Marnie’s WordPress Blog into the Norns Triad blog since I maintain both. It makes it cleaner and more streamlined, saving time and money, so it just made sense. I hope you will continue to support me and all the ladies of Norns Triad Publications, which not only include Marnie Cate but Sahara Foley and Karen J. Mossman.