My First Book Published! Yes!

My First Book CANELA has finally been published!  I’m so excited.

You can read the blog post as is below, or scroll down and check out my  2 minute videoblog.   I just had to do it, couldn’t resist!   


Yesterday was an AMAZING day. My book has finally been published and it’s available now on as an e-book and as a paperback.

(For an excerpt visit:

I wanted to share that with everyone!

But here is something else I wanted to say:  I’m not some great writer.  I’m not even the most brilliant storyteller – but my story is interesting, and probably not so much the norm.  My point in writing these true stories, is to remind us that who we are in the world and how we treat each other, mattersWe matter to each other.  And sometimes we don’t even realize it.  

Every person I talk about in the book is someone who changed the way in which my life manifested after I lost my only parent.  I ended up in some interesting, dangerous predicaments as a child and yet, ironically I can say that I had the best childhood.  I should’ve been a statistic – in a bad way – and instead I had a really great life and became “successful” because of these amazing people I met along the way. We need to be reminded that who we are matters — not just to ourselves and our families, but to each other. Every day. And with everyone we interact with.  When we do something, when we say something —  when we are our best selves, we can change a persons life for the better.  That’s what happened to me.

I hope you’ll read the book. Let me know what you think.  Please don’t be too harsh – either way I hope you’ll check out the video below, enjoy my blog and my creative space and that you’ll consider wandering over here again some time soon.

Thank you for stopping by.

Carmen   (PS. I apologize upfront for all the “Uh’s” in the video – I’m a little overwhelmed and just couldn’t it re-record it.  So, it’s a little raw – but yeah, next time I’ll have more time to edit and such — maybe not, but I’ll apologize again if need be. Ha!  Sending out much love & joy always!)


18 thoughts on “My First Book Published! Yes!

  1. Check you out! And now I own a book by one of them nifty internet people. (If a digital signature was the same as a real signature, I’d ask for one. 😁)

    Congratulations!!! Can’t wait to start reading!

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