Welcome! My name is Amanda.

Beach, ocean

I started this blog because I decided that 2018 had to be the year I faced my fear of sharing my writing and just get on with it already.

I’ve been on a rollercoaster of a journey with my health for the last three years, and now that I’m adjusting (somewhat) to the unpredictability of the ride it’s time to open some new doors. Like many, I dreamed of being a writer and now, because of the dubious blessing of multiple sclerosis making it impossible for me to continue teaching, I have the time to get my thoughts on paper.

Like every healthy person out there, until I became chronically ill myself, I was ignorant of the huge community of sufferers supporting each other through blogging and other social media. I had never heard the term ‘invisible illness’, and in the powerful way of words it gave me an explanation that clarified some of the mental confusion in the early days post-diagnosis.

Invisible illness awareness, the realities of life with a chronic neuro-degenerative disease like MS, and the kind of people that have the moral fortitude and personal integrity to stand beside and support a person facing a lifetime of increasing disability are the underlying themes of my romantic fiction.

Please feel free to drop me a comment, I’d love to hear from you.

Thanks for visiting! 😊

Start where you are, use what you have,

do what you can. – Arthur Ashe