Carla Cassidy Books – Don't Turn Out The Lights!

July 26, 2012

My Life Should be A Reality Show

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I have spent months and months trying to figure out what to blog about besidemy newest releases or latest news.  I don’t knit or cook, I don’t garden or see movies.  Then I realized how rich my real life is for blog material.

In the last two years I’ve survived breast cancer, eight months with grown children and two grandchildren living with me, my daughter waking up one morning with foot drop and neuropathy and going directly into a wheelchair and her partner having a heart valve replaced and me moving in with them to caretake.  (And I’m sure I’ve left stuff out – like the fact that at this very moment I have a broken left little toe and a broken right little toe and shingles)  And I’ve written some books as well.

My daughter is bi-polar and borderline, her life partner is a woman who was raised by wolves.  My grandchildren are at the age where they tweet but don’t speak  and that’s just the beginning.

Do I tell you all of this to get sympathy?  Hell no.  Most of the time I’m laughing too hard about life’s wild ride to worry about feeling bad.    Borderline and Wolf woman keep me on my toes, both of them with mental and physical conditions that keep them from driving a car.  These two have the ability to break my heart and make me laugh until I weep. 
Initially when all this was raining down on me I was frustrated and miserable, but at some point in all this madness I’ve realized this IS my life and I’ve embraced it all…the howls, the drama, the utter madness that some days bring.

I know there are people out there who deal with mental illness, physical ailments and there are days that the skies are dark overhead, but a sense of humor goes a long way in parting those gray clouds.

From here on out, I intend to chronicle life with the nuts who surround me and of course keep you posted on what’s new in my writing life and there is news…my NAL backlist is up as kindle books on Amazon.

Promise Him Anything, Without A Sound, Broken Pieces, The Perfect Family, Paint it Red, Up Close and Personal and Last Gasp are ready for download!

I also have a new series starting for the Harlequin Romantic Suspense line. 
Her Cowboy Distraction is the first in a series of books that take place in a small Oklahoma town where a serial killer has made the popular Cowboy Cafe his hunting grounds.

Let me know if you care about my personal life. (there are days I don’t)   Jeez, I wish I could exchange recipes or knitting tips, but all I’ve got here in real life in the nut house!

Take are and thanks for visiting.

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