"Some people counted sheep. Emma counted her father’s victims. One by one.”

Welcome To My World.

Credentials: I am a serial cookie & milk eater. I married a Kiczula. Gave birth to a Kiczula. Love dogs, coffee & my kitchen. A self-published author and a Risk Administration Manager. 

My point of view is neither right or wrong. However, it's educated, relevant, and born of individual thinking. 

 

 

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The Trouble With Rockstars

A Story of Missed Oppurtunity

Gabriella didn't plan on falling in love with her best friend's older brother. She planned on living a sensible life with her High School sweetheart and possibly running her own practice by the time she was thirty. But once she's back home and living in her childhood bedroom she begins reevaluating just how much she wanted that sensible life. It also doesn't help that she keeps running into her old crush-next-door-neighbor-turned-country rock star-Troy Bolton, followed by a few nights of drunken walks down memory lane and deep conversations. Troy has been all over the world, but Gabriella has never been far from his thoughts. So, when they had the chance to catch up over a few drinks, he doesn't hesitate. Of course, he also didn't expect that there would ever be a possibility that he'd get a second chance. After all, the day he comes stumbling back into town there's a happily engaged banner on the house next door. Now that Troy knows he has a second chance he doesn't plan on losing Gabriella again. He proposes they go on a date. Or rather, a few. If they can make this work, he stays. If not ...

Heroes and Horses!

Help us reach our goal of raising $2,500

Please help me support Heroes and Horses Inc. by making a donation through my fundraising page for Redwood Games 2018: Benefiting Heroes and Horses. Even a small donation will help me achieve my goal! The process is fast, easy, and secure. Thanks so much for your support.

Coffee CupCakes and Pizza

A blind date and a case of mistaken identity just might lead to love...or it might lead to lies, guilt, late night cheesecake and an uncomfortable weekend with a stranger's parents. Troy and Gabriella have to convince each other that what's going on between them is real before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.

Camp Firewood

Short Kindle Story

Every summer has a story. Emily has been is secretly in love with Dillon for years. This summer at camp she decides to win him over once and for all. It seems like the perfect opportunity to reinvent herself—gain some confidence, kiss the boy, and step out from her twin brother’s shadows.

Liam’s got his own problems, but when his dad dumps him at Camp Firewood after one too many screw-ups, he thinks he’s finally going to lose his mind for good. Senior counseling seems like punishment enough, but the gossip and attention become all too much for this bad boy who just wants to be left alone. Not only is Liam gaining a few enemies, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl.

Can these two resist temptation?

Who Gives a Fic

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Gabriella just lost her best friend. She's feels hopeless and not sure she has what it takes to finish their online Fanfiction. But when she hears a rumor that Troy Bolton hooked up with her at the bonfire she becomes his fake girlfriend in order to: A. Save him from a beating. B. Get his crazy ex off his back. C. Save her reputation. Can something so fake turn into something real?

UPS FOR DOWNS RUNS CHICAGO 2016!

This event is over.

The UPS for DownS Angel Endurance Team will celebrate ELEVEN YEARS as a Bank of America Chicago Marathon charity.  Join us to honor the memory of Katie MacDonald, who paved the way for inclusion and literacy for children and adults with Down syndrome.

Completing a marathon is an amazing accomplishment. Make it more meaningful by supporting the UPS for DownS Marathon Team.

The funds raised will be used to promote literacy among individuals of all ages who have Down syndrome.

Being Bad

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It just isn’t normal for a good girl like her to get dragged from Tennessee to Texas in a stolen car with just $2000 in cash. It’s bad enough that she'd been trying to figure out what happened to her brother Gabe, but she's stuck in this stupid red dress, and she runs into him. Troy Bolton AKA Gabriella’s secret crush, until he became an asshole. 

The Reaper's Daughter

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My third novel, The Reaper’s Daughter, is set to release in July 15, 2016.  Check it out!

Contrary to popular belief, serial killers aren't usually loners. In fact, many of history's most notorious murderers had spouses and children. 

Eight-teen-year-old Emma Wolf is haunted by the victims of her father's crimes. She constantly feels like she’ll never be part of this world, but just a spectator watching normal people go about their lives. She couldn't go back and make amends for her fathers crimes. She thought she had things figured out: join a few good causes, be a good girl, eat all her vegetables. Never lose control. 

So when her aunt finds out she's been invited to join the kid's from her local church for a week-long trip to South Padre Island, she pushes Emma to go. Why else would she - the most socially awkward, fact spewing outcast - spend the first week of summer with a bunch of kids, who she has nothing in common with? 

So much for not losing control. 

When He Calls

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Gabriella is not the party girl her friends want her to be, never was and won’t ever be. As a phone sex operator, she just wants to stay in and read her Jane Austin novels she never even imagine she’d catch the eye of the campus big bad. Or that he’d be so blunt about what he wants … her. Preferably covered in black lace.

Being Brave Again

Rachel's Story

This is an amazing and sad account of things that happen every day. I think the author did a wonderful job with this book! -Melissa Martin, Goodreads, 2/14/15

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